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Friday, May 30, 2008

Moving your animals with your ID

If you have decided to move your pet animal with your ID, you will have to familiarize yourself with certain procedures. Make sure the animal is in good health and physically fit enough to withstand travel. Moving to a different place with your animal can be an ordeal as you will have to attend to a lot of small things. Moving your pet animal with your ID can be just as tiresome and traumatic for you as for your pets. But carrying your animal with you is the safest way to
transport your animal.
If you plan traveling by car, you need to prepare your pet by taking it for a few short rides. If your pet is uncomfortable and resents car ride, then you will have to necessarily choose some other made of travel. If you find your pet has no problems and you opt to travel by car, avoid feeding your pet for at least three hours before departure. You will still have to necessarily stop a few times along the way depending on the total distance to be covered. During stops, provide fresh drinking water for your animal.
If you decide on air travel, then there are quite a few formalities to be observed. Take your pet animal to a licensed veterinarian for medical check up and administering the required vaccines. You must also obtain from the veterinarian the health certificate (less than ten days old) which the airlines staff and department officials will demand. As a rule, Airlines generally carry animals only in the cargo compartment of a plane. However, in all such cases, the flight control officials advise the flight crew that animals are onboard the aircraft. Some airlines do allow passengers to carry their pets in the cabin if the animals can be accommodated comfortably in the passengers' seat. On the day of the flight, make it a point to take your dog for a long stroll.
Do not forget to provide your pet protection from mosquito and other insect bites. You may also put your animal on tranquilizers if the veterinarian has specifically asked you to do so. Remember to carry all other things needed for your pet such as food packets, food bowls, water can and any other emergency medicines.
Most states may not permit entry of your animals unless you have appropriate health certificates from qualified and licensed veterinarians. Several states also insist on rabies vaccination certificates for cats and dogs.
Find out by searching the internet the hotels on the way that will be willing to entertain pet animals and make suitable reservations. It is your responsibility to ensure your animals do not stray and lose their way. Contact the APHIS-Animal Care regional office closest to the place where the pet went missing. It will be further helpful to retrieve your animal if you can supply photographs to the airline, local animal control agencies, and humane societies
Although you are moving your animals with your Id, it is still advisable to attach tags either to your pet's collar or the leg band. These tags should clearly state your pet's name, your name, original address and phone number and the proposed destination address and phone number.
Certain countries and holiday destinations insist on a quarantine period for animals. Your travel agent or the consul of the country will provide details about quarantines.

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