Guidelines for Dogs Travelling into the USA

As of August 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has implemented new regulations concerning the entry of dogs into the USA.

You can review the guidelines here:

From August 1, 2024, Onward: What Your Dog Needs to Enter the United States

Our team is committed to supporting you through the latest U.S. regulation updates. Your pet's well-being is our top priority, and we're dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition. Remember, adhering to CDC guidelines is crucial, but rest assured, we're here to provide guidance and support throughout the process. Call us for more information. 

Additional requirements may apply depending on where the dog has been in the last 6 months and whether or not the dog was vaccinated in the United States. Use the CDC’s Q&A tool (the CDC “DogBot”) to determine what rules apply to your dog:

https://www.cdc.gov/importation/bringing-an-animal-into-the-united-states/dogs.html

Five Tips for Exploring New Environments with Pets: Making Adventures Safe and Enjoyable 

Exploring new environments with your pet can be a thrilling experience, whether you're hiking through a national park, strolling along a beach, or simply visiting a new city. However, it's essential to ensure that your furry companion remains safe and comfortable throughout your adventures. If you plan on travelling outside of Brantford this summer, here are some tips to help you make the most of exploring new places with your pet: 

  1. Research Pet-Friendly Destinations and Activities: Before embarking on your journey, research pet-friendly destinations and activities in the area you plan to visit. Look for parks, beaches, hiking trails, and outdoor cafes that welcome pets. Check local regulations regarding pets, such as leash laws and designated pet areas. 
  2. Pack The Essentials: Just like you pack essentials for yourself, prepare a travel kit for your pet. Include items such as water bowls, a leash and collar or harness, waste bags, any necessary medications, a first aid kit, favourite toys, and bedding. Having these items on hand ensures your pet's comfort and safety while exploring. 
  3. Ensure Identification is Up-to-Date: Before heading out, double-check that your pet's identification tags and microchip information are current. Include your contact number and any local contact information if you're travelling abroad. This will enable a quick reunion in case your pet gets lost in an unfamiliar place. 
  4. Gradually Introduce Your Pet to New Environments: Some pets may feel overwhelmed by new surroundings. Gradually introduce your pet to new environments, starting with quieter areas and gradually exposing them to busier places and new experiences. Use positive reinforcement, treats, and praise to help your pet feel comfortable and confident. 
  5. Stay Hydrated and Watch for Signs of Fatigue: When exploring new places, especially hotter destinations, keeping your pet hydrated is important for their health and well-being. Carry water and a portable bowl for frequent hydration breaks. Watch for signs of fatigue, such as excessive panting or lagging behind, and take breaks as needed to rest and recharge. 

Exploring new environments with your pet can create lasting memories and endless fun. By planning ahead, respecting local regulations, and prioritizing your pet's comfort and safety, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure for both you and your furry companion.

Safe travels! 

  

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