Traveling with pets: Rules and Tips
The most common pets – This is, as you know, cats and dogs. Recently, this list replenished decorative rabbits and ferrets. About the veterinary passport for pets you need to think in advance. It should present marks about vaccinations and chips.
What vaccinations are needed?
Against rabies. If in the coming months, your animal has already put a crown from rabies, you can not worry, because the mark of such vaccination should be done no later than a year before the alleged trip. But not earlier than 21 days before her. Vaccine is used inactivated, manufactured in accordance with WHO standards. When primary vaccination requires 30 cranis. If there are marks in the documents about the already made 2 or more vaccinations, quarantine is not required.
Vaccination against worms and fleas (antiviral). Antiviral processing mark required mainly for dogs. Cats, as well as other small pets cost without it. If the vaccination against parasites was not carried out, it is necessary to carry out the procedure for degelmintion, after which the puppy will be vaccinated and ready for traveling.
At the entrance to the EU countries, animals are checked for chip. Chipping – This is the introduction of a special device with a unique digital code, which is mandatory in a veterinary passport. An implantation date of microchip ideally must coincide with the date of the first vaccination against rabies. The procedure for introducing painless for an animal. It does not differ from the usual intramuscular injection – The miniature chip is introduced a pet with a syringe in the Wellery region.
The chipping procedure has become mandatory several years ago – in 2011. If your favorite was subjected to her before, the re-passing is not necessary. The main thing is that in the veterinary passport there is a desired mark, and the adhesive itself should be clear and recognized.
When all vaccinations are made and the chip is implanted, you can sigh with relief. Now you will only have to bring an animal to inspected to the vet, it is necessary to do it 3 days before departure, not earlier! Otherwise the inspection will have to go back. The main thing to remember, the veterinary clinic should be state! After inspection, the doctor will give you the conclusion of the form N1 (document of the state sample) on the health of the pet. Birds are also exposed to an inspection of a specialist, after which a sanitary certificate is issued on the owner’s hands.
The following items are necessarily noted in the issued document:
Name, name of the host;
age and sex pet;
the result of the procedure against parasites (analysis on worms);
For a trip abroad, the host of the animal, in addition to the testimony, in return to which an international veterinary certificate is issued, must provide a pedigree and permission to export a pet.
All documentation is presented during sanitary and veterinary control at customs. It is necessary to take into account that the transport of animals is possible only in those places where such items are equipped.
In each country its own rules
A number of countries make special requirements imported into their territory animals. So, for example, Latvian, French and Hungarian laws provide for vaccination against plague.
In some states, it is impossible to come with those or other animals. In the same France, as well as in Israel and Egypt, there is a restriction on the import of kittens and puppies under the age of three months. In Israel (also in Malaysia and Australia) there is still a restriction on the fighting breeds of dogs. In Uruguay, it is forbidden to bring any birds, and in Saudi Arabia – a poultry (chickens, geese, indeek) and parrots. The importation of the most popular pets pets is categorically prohibited in Malta – Cats and dogs. The Japanese do not accept travelers with monkeys and rodents.
Most countries are limiting and on the number of imported animals – If the trip is not commercial, no more than five individuals. Except from these rules are France and China. The French give permission on three animals, the Chinese – just one.
Be sure to learn the requirements of a country before going to the road.
Public transport animals
When transporting pets, attention is paid to their weight and dimensions. For example, in the plane you can be with dogs or cats, if the weight of each pet is limited to 5-8 kilograms, and their number does not exceed 4. At the time of take-off and landing, the animal is placed in a special transportation, which in turn is put under ahead of the chair. At the time of the flight, you can take a pet on your hands, but it is necessary to respect security measures and take into account the desires of passengers located near you.
In the event that the size and weight of your pet exceeds the required standard, you will have to accept the idea that it will fly in the luggage compartment equipped with special compartments.
Paying flight at the box office, be sure to report an animal – For him, a separate ticket is intended, the price of which depends on the weight. The cost is calculated at the first class rate, for the most part does not exceed 14 euros per kilogram. It is worth noting that the transfer of dogs-guide is not paid.
Close attention is paid to the transportation for animals. Containers are manufactured in accordance with IATA standards. An animal in it should stand freely and turn. The material is used safe, the transportation design should not cause inconvenience. Be sure to have a waterproof, absorbent bottom and reliable lock.
When traveling by rail, you will also need transportation. Containers for small pets are placed on places for hand baggage. The payment for the transport of small animals is charged at the calculation of one luggage. If the animals are large, weighing more than 20 kilograms, they are transported in special containers, which are placed in the luggage car. The cost is calculated by weight, a separate ticket is issued. If you wish and the availability of funds, you can completely redeem the coupe and go to it with pet.
Some ferries are equipped with special cabins, in which you can travel with animals, as well as sites for walking. If you have to cross, ask in advance about the availability of special places.
Getting ready for the journey
Almost all animals are subject to the so-called «Sea disease», Therefore, just before the trip is not recommended to give them food. And so that the pet avoins the nervous disorder, especially if he travels for the first time, it is possible to give it a calming agent, after consulting with the veterinarian. If the cat or dog is not accustomed to carriage, purchase it in advance and periodically plant an animal there. A pet must understand that the container does not represent any danger, you can put a favorite toy and the familiar litter there. At the time of travel, stock disposable diapers, napkins, clean drinking water.
Take up at the hotel
Many hotels and hotels host pet-friendly tourists, but it still stands in advance. It is also no need to forget that finding a pet at the hotel is paid at a separate rate. Before settling you will be asked to submit documents from which you can conclude about the health of the animal. About food, toilet, litter for sleep you are required to take care yourself. It is advisable not to throw a pet in the room one, but if you leave it, be sure to place it in transportation.
Some large European hotels offer accommodation separately from a pet. He will be provided with its own number, will feed, care, walk. In such hotels often exist and VIP services for animals: spa, massage, hairdresser. Naturally, they are paid at another tariff and not everyone for pocket.
We hope that this article will help you even during rest you do not part with your pet. The main thing is not to postpone the necessary procedures, arrange everything in advance, in a relaxed atmosphere.