If you do a lot of traveling, and you have a dog that you would like to bring with or even a cat, it is possible to do so. It just depends on what type of traveling you are going to do, and what country you happen to be visiting, in regard to whether your pet can come along. There is a lot of planning the must be done prior to leaving, something that almost always begins with contacting the airline. Likewise, some countries do not allow foreign animals to come in, so you will have to do research on what type of animals, if any, can come with you as you journey to another country.
Why You Need To Do This Research In Advance
You must first think of a nightmarish scene where you are standing at customs, unable to take your pet into the country that you have just flown to. You could also imagine bringing your pet with you, only to be told by the airline that they cannot be checked into the plane. Even worse, you may find that your paperwork is not up to date, all because you did not go to a veterinarian before leaving. These are just some of the things that you need to consider before planning a trip with your pet, and here is what you need to do to make sure all goes well.
Look At The Customs Laws For Each Country
What most people will begin with is looking at are the customs laws of each country. You have to know if it is possible to take an animal from your country into another. Even if an airline does allow you to bring animals with you, there is always the possibility that just because they can land in a country, it doesn’t mean that pets are welcome. There are many stories that are very frightening such as dogs being quarantined and kept from their owners for several months. That does not always happen, but to prevent the possibility, check the customs laws first.
Make Sure Your Dog Goes To The That First
If it is permissible to bring a dog, cat or another animal with you, the next step of the process is to take them to the vet to get vaccinations. For example, if your dog has not been vaccinated in many years, it is almost always required to have recent vaccinations. This paperwork must be displayed or else you will not be able to take your dog with you on your trip. It is also important to have a note personally written, in some cases, by your veterinarian stating that they have indeed examined the dog, and have also provided vaccinations, making sure that you have all of the necessary paperwork.
Check With The Airline
The final step of the process, although some people will do this first, is to check with the airline to see if they allow pets. Some of them are too small, especially if you are landing in a large country, only to travel to a smaller one, and they do not accommodate pets of any kind. Therefore, check with the international flight first, and if they have no problem, then check with your connecting flights to see if it is allowed. If not, you might have to fly back home with your pet, or you will have to leave them for however long you are on vacation which is usually something that people will not do.
Once you have all of the necessary paperwork, and you have checked with customs and the airline, you are ready to take a trip with your pet. There is always the possibility something could go wrong, or you looked up the wrong information, so keep that in mind as you are traveling. Once you do get to your destination and your pet is safe, you can check into your hotel or go visit your friends. It is a lot of work to get your pet ready for a flight to a different country, but in most cases it is possible for everyone that once to bring their pet along with them to travel to a remote location.