Taking your dog to Texas

Planning to bring your furry friend on a Texas adventure? Here’s what you need to know about bringing dogs into the Great State from abroad.

Health Certificate Requirement

Airlines require a health certificate issued by a veterinarian within ten days before travel. This certificate ensures that your dog is fit to travel and is free from contagious diseases. It’s essential to check with your airline for their specific requirements regarding pet travel to avoid any last-minute surprises.

Rabies Vaccination

Texas requires all dogs aged 12 weeks or older to be vaccinated against rabies. The rabies vaccination certificate containing the required information must be dated and signed by the administering veterinarian. Ensure that the vaccine used is approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to meet entry requirements. Compliance with vaccination intervals is crucial, and documentation should include the date of vaccination, vaccine used, revaccination due date, and veterinarian information.

Entry Documentation

Documentation of your dog’s rabies vaccination is essential for entry into Texas. Make sure your pet’s vaccination records are up to date and readily available for inspection upon arrival.

Local Vaccination Ordinances

After arriving in Texas, it’s important to comply with local vaccination ordinances to ensure the continued health and well-being of your dog. Contact a veterinarian in your area to understand any local regulations regarding rabies vaccination and licensing requirements.

Planning a trip with your beloved pet can be exciting yet overwhelming. From travel regulations to their safety, there’s a lot to think about. That’s where PetAir comes in. Reach out to us for your furry friend’s upcoming adventure. We’re not just experts; we’re animal lovers who care about their well-being. Contact us today to make their journey safe and positive!

Fri Jun 28 2024