Holidays - the best "time of the year." This is an opportunity to break out of the usual circle, get new experience and implement a long-standing dream. Holidays - the ideal time to travel. Are you looking forward to the trip, the route develop, write a list of the necessary things ... and suddenly stumble upon a dedicated, full of love, think of your dog. Where did it do on vacation?
Well, if you have relatives and friends of people who trust you and your pet. Then, consider that the problem is solved. Just leave the dog with him - so it will be more easy for you and for your pet. And if such a person is not? Traveling with a dog - a serious matter and it is necessary to prepare in advance.
If you go on a trip to Russia, to bring your dog will be quite simple. A minimum of documents - veterinary passport and veterinary certificate №1. On trips abroad, everything is much more complicated.
Before you take your four-legged friend abroad with you, you must contact the consulate of the country you are visiting.
Already at this stage can cause serious problems. Rules of entry of dogs in different countries are very different. Somewhere banned the import of dog fighting and other aggressive breeds. In many countries there is a ban on the import of puppies that are less than 3 months old.
All these points need to be clarified "on the bank" otherwise you risk to get into trouble - you will be released from Russia, but in the destination country, you will not be able to enter. And what will you do on the border with your pet?
In addition, in some countries there is a quarantine. For example, in the UK the quarantine period - 6 months. Therefore, if you are going on holiday in England for a couple of weeks to bring the animal does not make any sense - you will still be separated.
If there are no restrictions on the name of your "beast" in the legislation of the country you can not find - we move on.
Ask information about the necessary vaccinations - some countries require additional, against certain infectious diseases.
The test for antibodies to rabies
At the entrance to many countries - such as Ireland, Sweden, the UK and some others, may require the test results for the presence of antibodies to rabies.
Prepare in advance, it should be - it is unlikely that you get to make the analysis and get results in 2-3 days. The fact is that to do such a test have a right only to laboratories accredited by the EEC. In Russia, there is one such laboratory - it is located in Moscow. There is also the possibility to send blood to your pet in the laboratory, located in Finland.
If the content of the antibody is less than 0, 5 IU / ml, then the animal will be required to make a re-vaccinated against rabies and then, after 3 months, repeat the test for antibodies.
If the test is successfully delivered, the longer it will not have to hand - the result does not have a statute of limitations. Of course, if you do not miss the next vaccination.
To understand? Good.
If you go on a journey with a dog in Europe, this procedure is obligatory for you. Make chipping can be in almost all state veterinary clinics in Russia.
A small electronic chip - the size of a grain of rice - administered subcutaneously. The chip contains the unique information about your animal that falls into an electronic database. Chipping no worse than the usual subcutaneous injection. Chip is an animal for life - it can not be lost or damaged. At the same time it is absolutely harmless and does not interfere with an animal - it just does not feel it.
Carefully read all the documents of your pet. They you have, right?
What else should be mandatory?
The international veterinary certificate
To travel abroad with the dog absolutely need an international veterinary certificate. Make sure that your passport is international - there is a certain standard. He filled in English. It shall contain all the data about you - the owner - and your pet.
Must be the date of the last treatment of endoparasites and ectoparasites - simply put, fleas and worms.
Particular attention must be paid to vaccination. They should be made vaccines that meet international standards. Be sure to note the date of vaccination. All vaccinations must be made not less than 30 days prior to your departure time. If the expiration date of the vaccine is about to end, it is better to make booster.
Particular attention should be paid to vaccination against rabies. If they are not affixed to the passport, the animal will be immediately deported from the country. And if this is not possible, it can be put to sleep.
Also make sure that the data entered in the chipping veterinary passport.
All documents are in order? Excellent!
The problem here is the same as with the test antibody - a license can be only in Moscow. Depending on the breed of dog, you will need to apply to the Russian Dog Training Association (RCA), the Central Club of service dog (TSKSS) or RosOkhotRybolovSoyuz.
However, if the dog has a pedigree, the show "good person" is not required. Simply submit a document. If no pedigree - will have to bring their "beast" on a trip to Moscow.
Tickets for animals
When buying or booking tickets, be sure to let us know that you will "accompany" four-legged friend. This is especially true of travel with a dog on the plane.
Many airlines there is a rule according to which the board can not be more than two animals at the same time. Therefore, it is necessary "to err." Suddenly, someone has already booked a room for "shaggy passengers?"
Check with your airline regulations for the transport of animals. While they are roughly the same, each company has the right to make minor changes. First of all it concerns the maximum size cell transportation. These "small" changes can be a very big problem if you do not get ready in advance.
By the way, the presence of cells - transport with a waterproof bottom - a general requirement. At the bottom of the container must be put waterproof "dog" diaper. However, fit and regular children.
If your pet weighs less than 8 kg, it is likely to be allowed to take into the cabin. The exceptions are flights following through Miami, Shannon Irish and German cities. They are categorically forbidden to transport animals in the cabin.
Large dogs are forced to travel in the baggage compartment. Moreover, before departure they are given a sleeping pill.
All animals must be leash, collar and a muzzle. Of course, it is difficult to imagine a Chinese crested and muzzled York - yes, as a rule, no one makes do. But as it is written in the rules, it is better to buy this "accessory". Then you will have the opportunity to "show" him on demand. Why create unnecessary problems, right?
If you leave you're not going to sit in one place and are planning to travel with a dog in Europe, it is necessary to clarify once again the right to transport of animals taken in this country. Everywhere nuances. For example, in Sweden, Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia and Yugoslavia, dogs are not allowed on the rail. And in Finland, you will be obliged to buy all the seats in the coupe.
In either case, be prepared to pay the luggage ticket for your pet. Tariffs are different everywhere - they set the shipping company. But even if your pet weighs just a few kilograms, his weight is not permitted to enter into free baggage baggage allowance - will have to pay separately.
In order to insure themselves against unpleasant surprises in the day of departure, it is better to weigh the dog with cell checking fares carrier and prepare the required amount - and with a small margin.
Veterinary certificate №1
Regardless of whether you go on a journey with a dog in Russia, Asia, America, Australia or Europe, you still need a veterinary certificate №1. This - the main document of the dog-puteshestvenitsy. It is necessary to register 3 days before departure.
Get this certificate at any state veterinary clinic in your city. In order not to waste time, it is necessary to specify in advance if you bring along your pet. Somewhere certificate can be obtained on the basis of veterinary passport, somewhere - you need to show a dog doctor.
At registration certificate, make sure that all data is made to you and your dog, including the exact route of your trip.
On the day of departure you will have to go through customs veterinary control. Therefore, you need to arrive at the airport in advance - to the vet are often long queues.
Please show your doctor all the papers that you have been painfully collected:
- International veterinary certificate;
- veterinary certificate number 1;
- Test results for antibodies to rabies;
- license for the export of the animal.
If you did everything correctly, you will have no problems - you simply change a veterinary certificate obtained at the clinic on the other, the international standard.
With this document, go to the registration. They weigh the dog along with the cage and you pay "dog ticket".
All - the path is open! You and your dog are fully prepared for the journey!
What else you need to take care before you travel with a dog?
If the trip is long, be sure to grab a 2-3 waterproof diaper. Moreover, they need to be put in such a way that at any moment they are at your fingertips. In unfamiliar surroundings are nervous animals and such "reserves" can be very useful.
Some dogs swayed in transport. There must also be "fully prepared". Keep a plastic bag - you can even 2-3 pieces. Be sure to take wet wipes. In case of trouble all this will help you to quickly "eliminate the consequences".
It is advisable to carry a small bottle of water. Especially in hot weather. Water is better to buy at the airport, after passing the examination - or forced to throw away.
Very convenient for travel special "hiking" dog bowls. They are made of food grade plastic and which is folded substantially without space.
Take care of the "subsistence". If your pet is accustomed to any particular kind of dry food, it is best to take it with you. It is not always possible to find exactly the same abroad. The trip - is a lot of stress for the animal. If more and change the food, the dog may simply be ill. You have to leave it?
You have not changed your mind go on a journey with a dog? Then, let your journey will be pleasant and interesting. After all, a vacation is usually only once a year.