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Purpose and duration of USDA animal inspection certificate for international travel

I am attempting to bring my pet overseas (from the USA to Turkey). I have an appointment to get her checked by an accredited veterinarian. Afterward, the USDA must certify the certificate (in writing; ...
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Will it harm our relationship with our dogs if we are away for three weeks?

My wife and I have two dogs, a 1-year-old female and a 2-year-old male. We are planning a road trip for July that will take three weeks. We would really like to bring the dogs with us, but the ...
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Traveling with a cat by train

My cat is kinda scary (she starts crying and shaking a bit) when it comes to even a simple trip to the vet. Soon I'm going to take her with me to another city, by train. Although the trip will take ...
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Are EU passports accepted as an alternative to health certificate?

We've taken our dog abroad several times since we got her in early 2019, but not since the UK permanently left the EU in January 2021. Mainly due to travel restrictions because of COVID19. The rules ...
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Dogs transport not in cabin

My two dogs are 14kg and 10kg each. The airline rules in our country only allow dogs in cabin up to max 10kg including the crate... How horrible is it for a dog to be carried in the luggage area? It'd ...
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Is it safer to put my dog in the front with the seatbelt and airbag detectors vs the hatchback?

I know front-passenger seats know when there's something on them, and even have indicator lights for this. I also know the forces at which they must deploy, and the design of the seatbelt harnesses ...
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How stressful is an overseas relocation for a rabbit?

I've been really wanting to adopt a rabbit, but have been postponing this since I am anticipating an overseas move sometime in the next 2-3 years, and didn't want to have to re-home my rabbit once ...
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Seatbelts on my dog?

Almost every day, I get up at a usual hour, go through my normal grooming process, and then head out in the truck to get fresh provisions. My girl (an 8-year-old cocker) always comes with me. In fact, ...
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Will the stray/feral cat I’ve been feeding come to my new apartment patio once I move in a month, it is ~800ft away from my current apartment

About a month ago I took over feeding a stray (feral maybe?) cat for my neighbors because they were moving. Now, I am moving. However, I will be living in the same apartments just at a new building ...
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Can I travel for 2 years with my cat and two dogs?

I used to travel a lot some years ago. I felt the urge to settle. Bought a house, and have rescued one cat and two dogs now. I feel the urge to travel again... I am older now, I wouldn't want to ...
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Relocation from USA to India with our pet cockatiel [closed]

We are relocating to India from the USA. Please can someone help us with how I can take my pet cockatiel with me?
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Use Zylkene 75 mg before traveling with my cats

I am traveling with my two cats next week. The male cat is 12 kg (approx 26.5 lb) and 60 cm tall (24 inches). The female is 9 kg (approx 20 lb). It's the first time that I have taken my cats on a ...
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How to transport an older feral/family cat 500 miles?

We’ve taken care of him and siblings since kittens 13 years ago when we TNR’d them. Nowadays he spends most of his time inside, he has been the only cat in our lives now for about 8 years. He trusts ...
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Container sizes for traveling with cats in cargo hold

I'm about to travel from America to Europe with my 3 cats using Lufthansa. They'll travel in the cargo hold as checked baggage, and I'm having trouble getting a container of the right size. My cats ...
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Take my cat on a trip to the mountain house for 3 days or leave at home?

I have a cat and I know they get very anxious while left at home for a while or taken to a strange place. However, I have family members that can come over once a day to feed and clean her litter box. ...
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How to move cichlid/sucker fish for rehoming?

I am a science teacher who inherited many class pets when my predecessor left. He made absolutely no plans for these critters, and now I feel horribly because with the COVID school closures I am ...
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Family loyal dog for long-term travel

I'm in the process of downsizing my life. Putting the kid through college and moving into travel trailer living. As a single woman I'd like a dog that is loyal and admittedly a little intimidating for ...
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Transporting new cat with resident's cat blanket?

I'll be picking up a new cat tomorrow. She is 1 year old. At home I have a kitten (3-4 months old). Is it a good idea to rub a blanket on the kitten at home, and then bring that with me to transport ...
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How to use windows with no screens for my cat when I move

I'm about to move back to Paris with my cat after having spent years in North America. My cat was found in Pittsburgh and has lived with me there, in California and in Montreal. In all of those places,...
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Months-long trip: hire cat sitter or send to cattery/friend's house?

I have two 5-year-old cats. I've seen the many questions on this site and over the internet, where the recommendation is always to hire a cat sitter when traveling. And indeed, every time I've had to ...
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Should I bring my cat with me if I travel for 1 month?

I will be visiting my parents for a about 4-5 weeks over Christmas. I have a 1.5-yo cat that is very scared of most people. She is used to me and my girlfriend now, but rarely lets anyone else ...
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Rabbits as hand luggage in airplane

I read I could transport animals in transport boxes the size of hand luggage with me near my seat on an airplane. I could not imagine a transport-box-like piece of luggage with the right size. One ...
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Cat's suddenly became very aggressive when brought to Mom's place

Background: I have a 2 year old, sterilized female Siberian cat. My mom's taken care of this kitty for weeks on end in my apartment while I've been on vacation and they love each other a lot. There's ...
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Air travel with pet budgie

It was suggested to me to also post this question here, originally posted here: https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/145509/air-travel-with-pet-budgie I was wondering if anyone has experience ...
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Sure telltales to tell a terrapin is a yellow-bellied and not a red-eared

I have a yellow bellied slider which I need to transport to another country. YBS are allowed into that country, but it's red eared slider cousins are not. Now my problem is that, when chipped, the vet ...
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Can I take my mini-pig to the beach?

I have a young mini-pig (he'll be about 8 months old when we're thinking of doing this). We're looking at taking a vacation in the future that would give us a chance to take him for walks on the beach....
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Hard or soft side carrier to bring a cat on international flight?

Should I get a hard sided or a soft sided carrier to bring a cat on an international US to Europe direct flight (on Delta airlines)? The carrier will be under the seat in front of me during the flight....
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Can I keep my cat in his Thundershirt for a 5-6 hour car trip?

Can I keep my cat in his Thundershirt for a 5-6 hour car trip? I’ve tried it on him a few times, and he seems ok with it. He sort of rolls over and becomes quite docile.
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Pressure change when flying with cats

Next month I will be flying my cats across the country and taking them as cabin luggage. My vet has supplied suitable drugs for keeping them relaxed during the trip (although I think that I should be ...
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New Rubber Mat Stinks

I purchased a brand new rubber mat to use inside of a pet carrier. The mat is easy to clean and provides a non-slip surface. But it stinks like new rubber. I googled around and found several ...
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Would flying stress my cats more than driving?

In a few months I will be moving across the US with 2 cats (The female is introverted and will slink away to hide when the unexpected happens. The male is a lot more outgoing, but can be unexpectedly ...
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How will my cats feel about a weekend vacation?

I will be spending several days at my parents house this coming weekend. They've been encouraging me to bring my cats with me, but so far I've been reluctant to do so. But this coming weekend my ...
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Taking a new puppy out

I really need some advice please. I am picking up a French bull dog puppy a few days before Christmas. The day after I pick her up, I have to go to family's house for a family meal, which is about 90 ...
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Streamlining Aquarium for Frequent Travel

Currently, I have a planted 30gal tank with a male betta and a few shrimp/snails. I'm very attached to my fish, and enjoy the ability to give him a tank much larger than the average pet-store betta ...
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How can i prevent my cat from missing my roommate?

I live along with a roommate and two of us have a cat though the cat is particularlly attached to my roommate. My roommate sometimes goes on trips and the cat goes on top of my roommates bed and ...
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Moving with pets: boxer, kitten and betta fish (1330 mile trip)

We are moving from Texas to Wisconsin. It is a 1330 mile trip. We will be stopping at 2 hotels along the way. Do you have any advice for traveling with a Boxer, a kitten, a Betta fish, and a 4 year ...
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Leaving an American Eskimo dog at home with another person while on vacation

I am thinking of purchasing an American Eskimo dog. My family and I travel a lot (especially during the summer), and I'm sure there will be times when we will not be able to take the dog with us. Is ...
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Traveling across country with red eared slider

My family is moving from Colorado to Alaska which is approximately 60 hours. We plan to stop each night and sleep at a hotel. This will allow us to set up a mini aquarium for him through the night. I ...
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How to treat car anxiety in dog?

I have a 4 year old Husky/Shepherd (70lbs) mix I adopted as a pup. I've had great success in training him and teaching him tricks, as he is highly food motivated. However, there has been one ...
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Leaving rats alone early on?

My girlfriend and I just got pet rats this last weekend, however we found out that we have to go away for the upcoming long weekend. What would be better for not freaking them out/messing with them ...
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How long to wait before flying after a dog had been spayed

How long after being spayed should you wait before flying a dog on an international flight?
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Transporting a dog in the back of a pickup truck

I'm finding it difficult to figure out the best way to transport my 65 lb. Labrador Retriever in the back of my pickup truck. There is no canopy on the truck. It's not ideal to have her up in the cab ...
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Leaving for vacation, leave cat alone or move it to other house?

I am leaving for a 3 weeks vacation. Our cat is a bit of a unique chap, he loves to have people around but prefers to keep some distance. He lives in our tiny house. The neighbours will be in charge ...
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Microchips: which national database hosts the record if the pet moved between countries?

Our dog has an ISO standard microchip implanted in Hungary according to this page: This transponder has a country code according to ISO 3166 from Hungary, the manufacturer is "Felixcan S.L." and ...
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Can hedgehogs travel frequently?

I am considering buying a hedgehog. My hesitation is that about once a month I travel about four hours away by car to visit my dad. I usually leave late Thursday night and return Sunday late afternoon....
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Can Humane Society paperwork be used to prove breed?

We got our puppy from the Humane Society. They wrote on the paperwork "shepherd mix". They told us it was a pit / shepherd mix, but that's not on the papers. When I search for pictures of 'pit ...
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Door Protector for dogs that like to Hang Out the Window

My dog likes to hang out the window as we drive. And, as a matter of clarification: He's in a harness attached to the seat with enough room for one leg to dangle (and scratch things) (It gets adjusted ...
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Concerned about cat's reaction while cleaning litter box

My wife and I live in a small flat along with our neutered male British Shorthair. Over the last month, we both traveled quite a bit and were away from the flat for more than 15 days. During this time,...
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What is a good cat food for free-feeding an older cat who is not stomaching dry food lately?

I have a neutered male cat who is in his 11th year now, and as of this year has had trouble keeping his usual dry food down (same stuff he's been eating for years), vomiting it up a couple times per ...
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how can I transport a suckerfish by automobile for 6 hours?

How can I transport my adult suckerfish, by automobile for 6 hours ?
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