Q: Traveling abroad with your pets

September 11, 2009 | By Chicharronecz | 2 answers | Expired: 2328 days ago


Hi, does anyone know what are the rules, restrictions and requirements for traveling with your dogs abroad?

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Sep 12, 2009

if possible I would check with a travel agent who knows the laws or could get the information you are looking for. I know some places like Chamonix France are supposed to be very pet friendly while others are not. So it really depends on where you are going to. I was looking into going to europe a while back and I have a service dog and even the laws for them are very different so make sure you know your stuff and know it well. If I didn't have a service animal who was trained for travel and special circumstances, I probably wouldn't take my pet unless you are taking sebaticle and will be gone several months. Flying can be very hard on pets and I am not a fan of sedation. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have your papers with you at all times. I know it sounds odd but if you get stopped they could ask for proof of health and vaccinations. Better safe than sorry. I would also make sure to take a good supply of any meds, flea treatment, or anything else your dog may need in case you can't find it there. Good luck, safe travels and hope this answer helped or at least pointed you in the right direction.

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Sep 11, 2009

You'll really have to do some homework with that. The animals are kept in quarantiine for quite some time. Public facilities are offered, but I had heard that private facilities are much better. The quarantines can last for several months. Unless I was moving abroad, I wouldn't bring my dog(s) with me. It can cause alot of stress on them including the flight. My opinion only.

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