Reader Gail, getting ready for her next trip to Italy with Puccini, her Cavalier, learned in February that the form of health certificate for pets traveling to an E.U. country has changed, as of December 29, 2014. She let me know promptly, and I’ve been trying to get my act together to write a post about it ever since.
Here’s a link to the new form [PDF], and here’s a link to an annotated, explanatory version of it [PDF]. For comparison’s sake, here’s … Read more
One of the souvenirs we returned with from our recent vacation was an official E.U. pet passport for Chloe. I call it a “souvenir” because it doesn’t really count, in our case — we are not European Union residents, nor are we residents of “one of the neighbouring countries where the rabies status matches that of the EU. This includes: Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican City State.” I look forward to the day when … Read more
There are two reasons that this topic might be of interest to you. Either you and your dog travel within the United States and you are concerned about the possibility that your dog will be lost, or you plan to travel abroad and need to microchip your dog to meet the import requirements of certain countries (e.g., the E.U., the U.K., Japan).
Either way, the situation should be simple: you go to the vet, they inject a microchip under the skin … Read more