What documentation will my pet need prior to traveling?
Most airlines do require a health certificate for carry-on pets, and the destination Country will require the same. Please call your vet for details. In most case an EU Pet Passport is sufficient. In some cases and to some Countries “Traces” is also required.
If a certificate is required, it must be issued by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of travel & include the following:
• The name and address of the pet’s “person”
• Any tag numbers or tattoos assigned to the pet
• The age of the pet
• A statement that the pet is in good health
• A list of administered inoculations
• The signature of the veterinarian issuing the health certificate
The date of the certificate. It must be noted on the health certificate if the pet is pregnant. An animal’s natural ability to balance and maintain equilibrium is altered under sedation. Increased altitude pressures can create respiratory and cardiovascular problems for dogs and cats that are sedated or tranquilized. Brachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs and snub-nosed cats are especially affected and are not accepted by most airlines.