WorldCare Pet Transport will take care of all import and export paperwork and inoculations, if necessary. A health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian and dated within 10 days of travel, along with a rabies vaccination, is required for all domestic moves. International travel requirements vary by country. Most countries require a USDA endorsed EU Certificate and some require documentation in the language of the importing country.
The Animal Welfare Act and the IATA Live Animals Regulations define the details of proper flight kennels. WorldCare Pet Transport can provide approved flight carriers of all sizes, and can furnish custom-built kennels when needed.
Flight kennels must be ventilated on all four sides and have room for your pet to stand without touching its head. Your pet must also be able to turn around. The carrier must have a leak proof bottom, with food and water bowls accessible from the outside.
In most instances, individuals traveling with their pets can deal directly with the passenger division of the commercial airline and the animal can travel as checked baggage. In all other situations where the animal is not permitted as checked baggage (as in most international travel), we are happy to assist.
Upon receipt of your pet and travel information, we'll provide you with a preliminary estimate at no charge. This information will be based on past experience and may be adjusted as we work on your pet's specific logistical needs.
The minimum time required to plan and process your pet's move is usually one week for domestic travel and 3-6 weeks for international trips. Be aware that there are often weather restrictions in effect that must be taken into consideration and may mean that the desired travel schedule for your pet will have to be modified.
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Put the bottom of your crate in an area that is most enjoyable to your pet (i.e., by his favorite window or a place that your family spends the most time in). Allow your pet to gradually sniff around the inside of the crate (with the top off) and allow him to use it as a nice and comfortable pet bed with his favorite toys inside. It is important not to force your pet inside if he will only go in half way or has any hesitation. Speak to your pet in a kind, soft voice and let him go in under his own terms. Throw a few of his favorite treats inside to encourage him. If your pet still experiences hesitation and anxiety, begin by feeding him his meals right next to the crate. This will create a pleasant association with the crate. This process can take several hours or several days.
Next, begin feeding your pet inside of his travel crate. As he begins to adjust to the crate, begin pushing his food bowl farther back so that your pet is fully inside of his crate while he is eating.
Once your pet is comfortable and is using the bottom of the crate as his own personal space, begin by assembling the rest of his travel crate and putting the top lid back on. Do not place the door on yet. Allow your pet to move in and out of his travel crate freely and adjust to the more enclosed space. Continue to feed him his meals in his travel crate but with the door off.
Next, put the gated door on the travel crate and begin feeding him his meals inside of the crate and with the crate door closed. As soon as your pet is finished eating, immediately let him out of the crate.
Once your pet is comfortable eating his meals inside of his crate with no fears or anxiety, begin confining him to his travel crate for short periods of time while you're home. Praise your pet each time he enters the crate and continue to encourage him with his favorite treats. Repeat this step over and over for the next several days before his important transport.
World renowned dog behavior specialist Cesar Millan suggests taking the time to acclimate your pet to the carrier by placing it on the floor of the car so the pet can feel the vibration as it will on a plane. Mr. Millan also recommends using lavender oil as an "association scent" to help the pet relax on the plane. At feeding times and before walks, place a drop of the oil on your hands and let your dog pick up the scent. Once onboard, "the positive association will allow him to calm down and remain relaxed," Mr. Millan explained. Finally, Mr. Millan said, take your dog for an extra-long walk or run to help drain his energy before the flight. "The more tired he is," Mr. Millan said, "the more likely he will be to sleep and relax during the flight."