Despite the fact that traveling with a four-legged friend is a rather troublesome process, it gives many people a real pleasure. After all, it is much more pleasant to watch the adaptation of a pet in a new place than to be in the dark about its condition and conditions of detention. That is why some owners prefer to rest exclusively in the company of smaller brothers. In addition, there are desperate situations when it is not possible to attach a dog at the time of departure. So animal lovers have to puzzle over the question of how to take a dog abroad. The answer to it will be presented in the materials of the article.
Preparation of documents
The main difficulty in taking the dog abroad lies in the need to collect a huge amount of accompanying papers. First of all, they include an international veterinary book filled in English. It must contain the owner's full name and home address, the dog's pedigree name, information on vaccinations and the microchip number. The presence of the latter is a prerequisite for the import of an animal into European countries. Chipping can be done in almost any state veterinary clinic. Its essence is extremely simple: a plate containing data on the animal and its owner is inserted under the dog's skin. The information is read at customs by means of a special device. A chip is not required when entering non-European countries. However, purebred dogs must be branded.
Another mandatory document for traveling with a four-legged friend is a veterinary certificate of form No. 1. This paper is issued exclusively in public hospitals, no private clinic has such authority. The document must be received three days before departure. The certificate confirms that the dog has been vaccinated against infectious diseases. As for the rabies vaccine, it must be affixed no later than 30 days prior to the receipt of the certificate.
Form No. 1 certificate is issued on the basis of the dog's veterinary passport. It must contain notes about all affixed vaccinations, stickers with vaccine numbers, the name and seal of the doctor. It is important to ensure that the drugs administered to the dog meet international standards. In addition, a dog exported abroad must be progistogenic and treated for parasites. After receiving a certificate of the established form, it should be certified by the state veterinary department. This paper is exchanged for an international certificate at the moment of crossing the border. This document must be presented in the country of arrival for veterinary control. On the way back, the owner of the four-legged pet will also have to take care of filling out the form No. 1 certificate. The main thing is to thoroughly prepare for this event and tune in to a positive mood. After all, an open smile and a friendly attitude are an excellent key to solving many problems. [thirty] .