Guide To Exporting Pets Provided by Pet Care Experts

Guide To Exporting Pets

Provided by Pet Care Experts

Guest Writer: Sam Buddy

Exporting pets is not an easy thing since there are plenty of things to consider for it to be successful. Experts say that there are indeed two ways can go about pet export. First, you can do all the travel arrangements on your own.  Second, you can hire a specialist. But regardless of the option you choose, know that there are important things that you must prepare in order to avoid surprises and lessen the hassle involved in such a process.

The Guide To Exporting Pets is provided by Pet Care Experts

Guide To Exporting Pets – Important Considerations

Know the important regulations

It is crucial for you to know the regulations of the country you are relocating to. On top of all these, you must process the import permits, vet tests, special certificates, treatments, and other significant documents.

Be aware of quarantine periods

It will be beneficial for you to know beforehand the periods as well as circumstances involved in quarantining your pet so that you will be able to prepare both yourself and your pet.

Obtain health certificates

Know that there is a need for you to get a health certificate from the UAE Ministry of Environment & Water or MEOW.  This certificate is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.  Take note that there are some countries that will require the certificate be issued closer to the departure date. As the pet owner, you must be aware of these little details.

Choose the right travel box for your pet

Pet care experts highly emphasize that it is imperative for you to consult, as well as follow, the guidelines that are set by the International Air Transport Association or IATA. If you do not adhere to such standards, your pet will not be able to board the plane. Also, it is crucial for you to know the size of your pet prior to choosing the most suitable travel box.

Have your pets vaccinated

Vaccination of your pets, especially for rabies, must be updated and validated before departure. Generally, there are a lot of countries that will require vaccinations to be given 21 and 30 days before the travel date. Always ensure that the vaccination records of your pet are updated.

This guide to exporting pets is of a general nature. Always bear in mind that depending on the country you are moving to, there might be some modifications or variations to the requirements you must follow. It is also worth noting the costs involved will vary – these will be influenced by the age, size, and breed of your dog along with the destination country.

The Guide To Exporting Pets is provided by Pet Care Experts.


“Guide To Exporting Pets Provided by Pet Care Experts”

Guest Author: Sam Buddy is a pet owner and a freelance writer. He feels a special connection with his pets and treats them as part of his family. He even brings his dog with him every time he travels. He visits sites like Dubai Kennels & Cattery.  In fact, he spends most his time learning and sharing informative content about pets.

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11 thoughts on “Guide To Exporting Pets Provided by Pet Care Experts”

  1. Hi jeanne,

    I like our post very much. If someone is relocating to any distant location then we should carry our pets also and that too safely. We can use various accessories to do this. Also, carry medicines for your pet in case of any emergency.

  2. My friend brought a dog back to the United States after working in Thailand for a year. I remember how tricky the process was, but it worked out beautifully. Oliver is now a happy and healthy six year old dog living in Virginia.

  3. If my pet is terrified by car rides, and gets sick before we reach the end of the block, I do not see the point of attempting to take them on a vacation. The quarantine time could be longer than the vacation time.
    My daughter moved over seas and decided the best option would be to leave her cat in the care of her brother. She misses the cat, but the only stress to the cat now is the yearly visits to the vet for check up and vaccinations. Thanks for the advice on what is involved. I am looking forward to your next post.

    • Thank you for leaving your comment, Doug. You’re right, it would hardly be worth it to bring your dog with you on vacation. This post was written more for an animal being relocated to another country. I went through the process once, and was amazed at all the red tape. Thanks for stopping by!


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