When he leaves the country for some time or permanently, the pet owner is faced with how to keep the pet. He is looking for a temporary or permanent home for him among his friends and acquaintances and is worried about how they will take care of him in his absence and whether they will love him in a new family. And then comes the decision – to take your beloved cat or dog with you. What do you need to know and do to get your cat abroad out of the country?
Instructions on how to take a cat abroad
Get the embassy of the country where you are going and the conditions for importing animals. Check the rules for transporting animals from the carrier you decide to use the service. These two documents will be your action guide.
Make a complete examination of the cat at the district veterinarian’s 2 months before departure.
Give your cat two dog feeds at least 10 days apart.
Put a chip under the cat’s fur that prevents the animal from getting lost forever in a foreign land.
Obtain an international passport for the cat, indicating the time of vaccination and data from the veterinary hospital that performed the vaccination.
Get a medical examination of your cat three days before leaving the area’s chief veterinarian, indicating the epidemiological status of the animal’s habitat in recent months.
Buy a particular container for transporting animals by plane, boat or train that meets the requirements of the carrier and the size and weight of the cat.
Carry out the treatment of the cat from internal and external parasites under the conditions specified in the rules of the embassy and the drugs prescribed in the same place.
Obtain permission to export the animal from the Veterinary Committee, with information that your pet is not a valuable breeding animal, to prevent unnecessary nitpicking in customs (it takes 10-14 days).
Get a personal number to remove the cat from the Ministry of Agriculture (it takes 2-3 days).
Check the airport, port, and station border services to enter your registration number into the database.
Pay for extra luggage, which indicates the size and weight of the container when you buy the ticket.
Replace the district veterinarian’s certificate with the state veterinarian’s diploma at the airport, port, or train station no earlier than 24 hours before departure and obtain a table card for the animal.
Buy sedatives to help your cat cope with the stress of moving.