International moves would be so much
easier if you could just “beam” yourself out to your destination country.
Unfortunately, only the Starship Enterprise from “Star Trek” can do that
magical, stress-free travel. While you wait for such technology to revolutionize
the way people move from one location to another, here’s a more realistic
approach: hire a specialist mover.
A specialist mover could mean a service
provider that is an expert in helping you make that international move with all
your stuff or a service provider that is an expert in helping you move just
your beloved pet from your home country to a destination country. When you are
looking to seek a new life in a new country with your dog, cat, or even turtle,
you may run into a few challenges — challenges that a reliable and experienced
pet relocation services company can certainly handle.
For starters, countries will have
varying rules and regulations on the transportation of animals. You will most
likely have to provide a number of documents in order to obtain an import
permit. You may have to furnish customs and/or the concerned government agency
that looks over animal transportation with special certificates such as
veterinary tests; a vaccination book, which, for some countries, might require
the micro chip or tattoo number of your pet; the health certificate from the
country of origin; and any other pertinent documents as required by the
Your pet export and import service
provider can help you out with obtaining and processing the necessary permits
and paper work you will require. In addition to such services that relieve you
of the stress of relocating your pet, the company could also accommodate your
dog, cat, or bird in its boarding facilities, should your temporary living
situation not be suitable for any animal.
But do not just leave everything up to
your professional pet transportation services. You can ease your pet into
relocation by allowing him or her to get used to a kennel before traveling.
Experts recommend doing this sort of preparation five days before the scheduled
trip to enable a good adjustment. You should also give your pet only a small meal
around 12 hours before the big trip so that your dog or cat does not get
airsick and make a mess in his or her carrier. Also (and this is critical), get
your pet to go to the toilet. Preparing your pet well before the relocation
will help him or her have a much more comfortable trip.
About The Author: Sam
Buddy is a pet owner and a freelance writer who loves to write about pets,
proper pet care and the like. He continues to enhance his knowledge on these
topics and visits pet care sites like http://www.dkc.ae/ to gain more useful information. Sometimes he reads books about
pets and animals. He shares what he learned through writing.