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Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital

...that to travel internationally with your pet, you need a valid international health certificate to prove that your pet is healthy and that many countries require the certificate to be in their language?1

1U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

International Pet Health Certificates

If you’re planning to travel internationally with your pet, there are a number of things to keep in mind as you prepare for the trip, including the need for a health certificate. A health certificate proves that your pet is in good health and free of disease, parasites, and any other potentially contagious condition. Keep in mind that most countries require a valid animal health certificate that is specific to their country for admittance. They also reserve the right to quarantine or refuse entry to any animal that does not have a valid health certificate. With a clean bill of health, Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital in Los Angeles can issue an international health certificate to allow your pet to travel outside of the United States.

What Does the Health Certificate Include?

Every health certificate that we issue includes the pet’s name, breed, color, age, country of birth, and the contact information of the owner. After performing a comprehensive wellness exam, the certificate will also indicate that the pet is healthy and parasite-free, with proof of recent vaccinations. Be sure to check the specific vaccination requirements for the country that you will be visiting, as there may be some variations. Also keep in mind that some countries require recent blood tests as well. If your pet is not found to be healthy, we can discuss our treatment options and recommendations.

We recommend that you arrange for the health certificate to be issued within 10 days of your departure date. Be sure to also check your airline’s policy regarding pets, with regard to carriers. We’ll be glad to give you more information about international health certificates over the phone or during your pet’s next visit. Just give us a call!

...that to travel internationally with your pet, you need a valid international health certificate to prove that your pet is healthy and that many countries require the certificate to be in their language?1

1U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)