(Closed) Pet Quarantine?

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@6598731ssfse3:I replied on your other post, but I figured I might as well post over here too. You can actually quarantine your pet before the move in your own home. It’s a lot more work and you need to be really organized to keep on top of all the vet visits and paperwork, but its worth it not to have to kennel your pet when you land.

Post # 4
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hmmm… Honestly, I’d be really surprised if they actually did that, but let me preface this by saying “All of my pet international flying/moving experience is with my cat.” I realize it’s not always identical, but generally with domesticated cats and dogs it often is.

Ok, I’ve moved my furbaby from USA ->Egypt (2 years), Egypt -> USA (1 year), and am in the middle of prepping for USA -> Aghanistan (at least 1 year). 

Generally speaking, all counties I’ve looked for reserve the right to quarantine your animal after inspection. This is because counties are soveriegn, and so they can pretty much do whatever they want. That said, in the case of domesticated animals, its pretty darn rare. Usually what happens is that they look at the paperwork, look at the animal, and if the animal is visibly sick (read: foaming  at the mouth type sick) they’ll quarantine it.  

Start early so you know you have time to complete all the steps. Make sure you have all the paperwork and vaccinations up to date. I tried to pull up the known regulations for pets on the APHIS website (which, if you haven’t looked, that’s what you need to be looking at for regulations. Don’t use third party websites or commercial pet “moving” sites because they’re full of bull$hi*t.) but that section doesn’t appear to be working at the moment. Make sure you book a pet-friendly airline as not all are created equal (this is actually my biggest problem with the Afghanistan thing, trying to figure out which airline is best & what I can afford, and whether i should stop with her for a day or so in Egypt and rest with her or just push her all the way through). From there, try not to worry too much, prepare for the transition, and it will be ok.

Also, keep us posted! I love hearing from other internationally moving pet people!

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