How do I move my pet to another country

Moving to another country can be an exciting experience. But it can also be quite stressful, especially if you’re moving pets. However, moving with a pet can be made less stressful with proper planning and preparation. Make sure you give yourself enough time to research all of your options thoroughly. From choosing a pet courier, to getting a pet passport, there are a lot of things to consider. Here are some tips to help make your move as smooth as possible.

Choose a pet transport company

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Talk to your vet

Your veterinarian is going to be your first point of call. They’ll be able to advise you on any health related complications that you may not have considered. Your vet will make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date and help you understand the requirements for your pet passport (or health certificate).

Research the regulations

Make sure you understand any limitations associated with moving pets to your new destination. Some countries have a ban on certain breeds of dog, or require a quarantine period on arrival to prevent the spread of diseases. It’s important to research these regulations well in advance of your move and make sure you understand what is required.

Prepare your pet for travel

If your pet is a nervous traveller, you may need to get them used to it before the big day. This might include encouraging them to spend more time in their crate so that it becomes a place that they are familiar with and happy to be in. Spend some time driving around with them in the car so that they can get used to the sensation of movement while in the crate. You could also try and play aeroplane noises so the sounds become familiar. 

We hope that these steps will help to minimise the stress of moving pets to another country. By researching the regulations for importing pets, choosing a reputable pet transport company, and preparing your pet for travel, you can help minimise stress and ensure a happy reunion once you’re both in your new home.

Fri May 12 2023