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Health Certificates

Starting at $35.00 for domestic (U.S.) travel- dogs and cats only


Why does my pet need a health certificate for travel?


A health certificate for travel, also known as a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI), is an important document that ensures the well-being of your pet during their journey. It is required by many airlines and countries to ensure that your pet is healthy and fit to travel. 


The health certificate serves as proof that your pet has been examined by a licensed veterinarian and is free from any contagious diseases or health conditions that may pose a risk to other animals or humans. This helps prevent the spread of diseases and ensures the safety of all animals and passengers involved in the travel process.


Additionally, the health certificate provides valuable information about your pet's vaccination status, including details of their recent vaccinations, such as rabies, distemper, and parvovirus. This information is crucial for authorities to verify that your pet is up to date with their vaccinations, which is often a requirement for entry into certain countries or regions.


Furthermore, the health certificate includes details about your pet's overall health and any specific medical conditions they may have. This information is essential for airline staff and handlers who will be responsible for your pet's well-being during transit. It allows them to provide the necessary care and attention your pet may require throughout the journey.


In some cases, a health certificate may also include information on your pet's temperament and behavior, especially if they have any history of aggression or anxiety. This is important for the safety of both your pet and others who may come into contact with them during travel.


Obtaining a health certificate for your pet involves a visit to your veterinarian. During this visit, your vet will perform a thorough examination, checking your pet's overall health, vital signs, and ensuring they are fit to travel. They may also update any necessary vaccinations and provide recommendations for the journey, such as advice on feeding, hydration, and any specific precautions to take based on your pet's needs.


In conclusion, a health certificate for travel is a crucial document that ensures the safety and well-being of your pet during their journey. It provides proof of their health status, vaccination history, and any medical conditions, enabling authorities, airlines, and handlers to ensure a smooth and secure travel experience for both your pet and everyone involved.

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