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How to Transport your Pets Internationally and other International Pet Travel, Dog Shipping and Pet Transport Tips...
Whether your Transporting your dog, cat or pet to Australia, Hawaii, the UK, Germany and many other places around the world.....

Pet Transport to the UK, Hawaii, Australia, Germany and more. International pet transportation sometimes becomes necessary, whether you are relocating to a foreign country or will be traveling there for some time. Bringing your pet across borders can be tricky, but with the right preparation and research, you can arrange to bring your pet with you no matter where you are traveling. If you’re planning on transporting your pet across international borders, here are some great tips to help you ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

    Make sure you have the proper documentation. Each country has its own set of rules, and some require a quarantine, so you want to research your destination's regulations well ahead of time, at least a month or more in advance. In some countries, animals can only be received at certain airports, so your best bet is to check with your destination’s consulate to be sure. Most countries require that any animals coming from the United States have proper documentation, both from a local veterinarian and the USDA vet as well. It’s important that you have all the paperwork in order before you travel. Otherwise, your pet may end up stranded at an airport and held in quarantine for an undetermined amount of time, or the airline may return your pet to the airport of origin at your expense.

    Choose a properly sized travel container.
    You want to be sure that the carton is well ventilated and that your pet has enough space to stand, turn about normally while standing, sit erect, and lie in a natural position. Speak to the airline to find out their guidelines concerning pet containers, and be sure to try out the crate you purchase ahead of time to make sure your pet will have enough room while traveling. Also make sure to label the crate in multiple places in case your pet gets lost.

    Familiarize your pet with his crate.
    You want to get your pet comfortable with his surroundings ahead of time. Provide plenty of opportunities for him to become familiar with the crate before departure in order to decrease his stress level on traveling day. It may also help to put an article of clothing with your scent on it in the kennel for comfort. Make sure you've provided enough food and water in the crate for the time you’re going to be traveling as well.

    If you choose an international pet relocation or travel company, be sure it’s affiliated.
    There are a couple of organizations that set standards for this industry, including IATA (International Air Transport Association) and IPATA (Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association International). If you’re going to hire an outside company to make international pet transportation arrangements for you, go with one that has a membership with one of these organizations.

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