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Leaving your furry friends behind is the last thing you want to do when you’re out for a trip. However, taking your pet companion along with you can be a little difficult thanks to strict border regulations and customs. In this article, Reviews has listed some tips that you can follow to make it a little easier to travel with your pets. Let’s get started.

Tips & Tricks

1. Embassy Requirements - Different countries have different rules. Most have quarantine periods and shots for rabies, parvo, and Bordetella. If you’re not comfortable with the procedures, you might want to avoid those places. Call up the embassy and conduct your research before you actually visit the country in order to avoid any unnecessary delays during your trips.

Also, it’s important to note that it matters where in the world you’re coming from. Tourists coming from countries like Thailand and South Africa have to follow a different set of rules for checking their pets. On the contrary, if you’re coming from the U.S. or Canada, the procedures are much simpler. This is mainly because of a certain merit system which is earned by improving the livelihood of the pets within a country. The bar is obviously quite high in the U.S. and Canada.

2. Carry an Electronic Copy of your Pet’s Health Certificate - This is a standard procedure. A certificate ensures that your pet is healthy and is ready to enter the country. Institutions such as pet care centers, hotels, airlines might ask for a certificate to verify your pet’s health. It’s preferable to keep a certificate in hand during such cases. If you don’t have a photocopy, at least try carrying an electronic copy.

3. Be Smart about your Pet’s Food - Instead of hunting for your brand and carrying copious amounts of pet food, identify the ingredients that are present in your preferred brand. Doing this will save you a lot of trouble and space. Look for food that resembles the same basic structure as the one you currently give your pet at home. This will allow you to switch brands as the core ingredients of the pet food will remain the same.

4. Know how to crate train Your Pet - Crate training your pet is not an easy job. It takes the experience to crate train them efficiently and without disturbing their mental peace. Here are a few tips for beginners.

* Leave nothing loose in the crate that might harm your pet such as collars, leashes and other things.
* Don’t feed them anything 5 to 6 hours prior to the flight so that they don’t have a full bladder/stomach.
* Try not to condition the time spent in the crate on a negative way. Don’t use terms such as sorry during crating and refrain from using a sad voice.
* Crate them before you set foot in an airport as the atmosphere can be stressful and intimidating.


If you really love your pet, you may not feel comfortable leaving them with your neighbors, friends or family members when you go on a trip. These few tips provided by Reviews are the absolute basic guidelines for traveling with your pet. They are simple, easy to follow and should make both you and your pet’s journey a little easier.
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