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Old 03-04-2016, 11:58 PM   #1
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Taking Animals Across the Border

We are thinking about taking our cat up with us when we get our trailer. Will this create any problems for us crossing the border?
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:04 AM   #2
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:58 AM   #3
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We took ours across last May. Neither side seemed too concerned but we had proof of vaccinations and a letter from our vet. They were more interested in our eggs.

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When I traveled with my cat, I also brought along copies of her recent vet visits (besides her vaccinations and rabies shot records), just in case I had to visit a vet while I was on the road. That way they're know her current medical history.
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Travel by boat into the U. S. several times a year with Golden Retrievers. You require proof of vaccinations especially rabies signed in a letter by your vet. No other requirements.
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Travel by boat into the U. S. several times a year with Golden Retrievers. You require proof of vaccinations especially rabies signed in a letter by your vet. No other requirements.
For both dogs and cats, all that is required is proof of rabies vaccination only. Many people wrongly believe that a full set of current vaccinations is needed.

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Our dog is current with rabies shots so we can cross the border with him, but has not had any other vaccinations since the initial ones in 8 years now, just as with most humans. A couple years ago when getting his rabies shots, we did opt to do a Titer test on Jasper, and it showed his immunization levels to be good.
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Yes, have a signed letter from your vet proving the rabies vaccination is current.

The only request I received when crossing the boarder was to roll down the window so they could see the dog.
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There are restrictions regarding pet food.
See post #2.
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Rules can vary. US Border Services at Roche Harbour asked me on three occasions last year for proof of a full set of vacinations. Their definition of a "full set" is open to interpretation but it was clear that it was more than rabies.
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I have never been asked for any certification of any type of vaccination myself, but I know of a couple people that did, and both were asked for rabies only, and the border crossing regulations only ask for that, so I would bet if push came to shove you should be able to get away with just that.
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