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Traveling with your pet

When considering interstate or international travel for your dog or cat, plan ahead because some preparations may need to start six months or more in advance. If you are planning on traveling with your pet it is important to know the laws/requirements of the state/country you are traveling to. Below you will find a list of states and the websites where you can find the information you need. If you are planning on traveling/moving to a different country you will need to visit the country’s website to find out what is required to take your pet with you. You will also need to contact the airline you are using to travel to find out their requirements. Some¬†factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments. Different countries, territories, states, and even public modes of transportation have requirements and restrictions on transporting animals. These regulations help protect people, animals, and ecosystems by guarding against the spread of dangerous diseases, pests, and invasive and injurious animals. If you have any questions feel free to call our hospital at 559-733-2703.

FAQ when traveling with pets

State websites

Alabamahttp://www.agi.alabama.gov/divisions/animal-industries/import-requirements
Alaskahttp://dec.alaska.gov/eh/vet/pets.aspx
Arizonahttps://agriculture.az.gov/animals/state-veterinarians-office/animal-importation-requirements/importing-dogs
Arkansas– page 12 https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/rulesRegs/Arkansas%20Register/2006/may_2006/125.00.06-003.pdf
Californiahttps://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/Entry_Requirements.html
Coloradohttps://www.colorado.gov/pacific/aganimals/dogs
Connecticut– page 4 https://www.ct.gov/doag/lib/doag/inspection_regulation/2017/ct_import_requirements_2017.pdf#46272
Delaware– page 3 http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title3/900/904.pdf
Florida https://www.freshfromflorida.com/Business-Services/Animals/Animal-Movement/Dog-and-Cat-Movement-Requirements
Georgia http://agr.georgia.gov/animal-health.aspx
Hawaiihttp://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/aqs-info/
Idaho https://agri.idaho.gov/main/animals/small-animal-species/small-animal-imports/
Illinoishttps://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Animals/AnimalHealth/Pages/Animal-Import.aspx
Indianahttps://www.in.gov/boah/2437.htm
Iowahttps://www.legis.iowa.gov/law/administrativeRules/rules?agency=21&chapter=65&pubDate=02-05-2014
Kansashttp://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/division-of-animal-health/import-and-export-regulations
Kentuckyhttp://www.kyagr.com/statevet/import-cat-dog-ferret.html
Louisianahttp://www.ldaf.state.la.us/animal-health/veterinary-health-division/health-certificate-requirements/
Maine– Chapter 206 page 17 https://www.maine.gov/dacf/ahw/animal_health/statutes_rules.shtml
Maryland– page 4 https://mda.maryland.gov/AnimalHealth/Documents/import%20regulations.pdf
Massachusettshttps://www.mass.gov/info-details/importing-and-exporting-pets#related-
Michiganhttps://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-48096_48099—,00.html
Minnesotahttps://www.bah.state.mn.us/imports/#dogs-and-cats
Mississippihttp://www.mbah.state.ms.us/regulations/regulations_html/ch12.htm
Missouri
Montanahttp://liv.mt.gov/Animal-Health/Import-Requirements/Pets
Nebraskahttp://www.nda.nebraska.gov/regulations/animal/tilac.html#9
Nevada– Page 4 http://agri.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/agrinvgov/Content/Animals/Animal_Disease/Nevada_Import_Requirements_2017.pdf
New Hampshire-PART 2112 http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/agr2100.html
New Jerseyhttps://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/ah/pdf/catdogimportregs.pdf
New Mexicohttp://164.64.110.134/parts/title07/07.004.0002.html
New Yorkhttps://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AI/import_export/Companion_Animals.pdf
North Carolinahttps://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/cd/diseases/importexport.html
North Dakotahttps://www.nd.gov/ndda/animal-health-division/animal-movement-and-importation-requirements/dogs-cats
Ohiohttp://codes.ohio.gov/oac/901:1-17-05v1
Oklahoma– page 8 http://ag.ok.gov/ais/oair.pdf
Oregonhttps://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/AnimalHealthFeedsLivestockID/AnimalImportExport/Pages/Pets.aspx
Pennsylvania– page 11 https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Animals/AHDServices/Documents/RULES%20FOR%20IMPORTING%20DOMESTIC%20ANIMALS%20INTO%20PA%2020160829.pdf
Rhode Islandhttps://rules.sos.ri.gov/regulations/part/250-40-05-1
South Carolinahttps://www.clemson.edu/public/lph/ahp/import/canine-feline-ferret.html
South Dakotahttps://aib.sd.gov/imports.html
Tennesseehttps://www.tn.gov/agriculture/businesses/animals/animal-health/import.html
Texashttps://www.dshs.texas.gov/idcu/health/zoonosis/laws/import/entry/
Utahhttps://ag.utah.gov/animal/animal-import.html#pets
Vermonthttps://agriculture.vermont.gov/animal_health/animal_movement/companion_animals/heath_certificates
Virginiahttp://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/animals-dogs-and-cats.shtml
Washingtonhttp://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=16-54-170
West Virginia– page 10 https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_import/downloads/wv.pdf
Wisconsinhttps://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/PetMovement.aspx
Wyoming– page 8-12 https://wlsb.state.wy.us/editable-page/animal-health/downloadFile?filename=Chapter%208%20Import.pdf

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