How do I prepare for travel?
Preparing for travel with your pet can be a long process, with travel to some locations taking up to six months of preparation for a pet to fulfill the necessary requirements. To ensure there are no issues with timing, Westgate strongly encourages you to check the APHIS website as early as possible.
The first questions are how are you traveling and where are you going? The requirements are different depending on your mode of transportation and final destination. Click on the links at the end of this article for more information on how to prepare for travel.
If you are going to be traveling internationally, or to Hawaii, begin preparations for travel 1 year in advance. Certain countries require rabies titers. The timing of these titers is important with respect to the date the vaccine was given, and when you intend to travel. Each country’s requirements are different, and they change frequently! Having a successful and easy trip requires cooperation and teamwork between client, doctor and staff at Westgate Pet Clinic. Please try to make any necessary travel appointments with the same doctor each time for consistency. Also, please check the USDA website before any travel appointment to see if travel requirements for your final destination have changed.
If you have general questions about traveling with your pet, please contact one of our receptionists at 612-925-1121 and we'd be happy to assist!