How to travel with Pets
Every pet owner sooner or later faces the problem that there is no one to leave the animal at the time of his absence. At this moment there is a thought: instead of whether to take your pet with you on a trip. If you think about it, you need to know the rules and requirements imposed by companies for the carriage of animals.
If you are traveling to Russia by bus or by train, difficulties with transportation of the animal you will not have (of course, if you don’t take a large dog or other dimensional “other”). Carrying rodent, small dogs and cats usually are allowed the guides without any problems and thus do not require any documents and certificates. But if you fly, your troubles begin. Just take the animal and carry it into the plane you will not be allowed. To your pet put together with you on the flight, you must confirm the safety of others and the absence of disease. As evidence, many companies require you to provide a certificate in form No. 1. This reference is taken only in the state veterinary clinic . In order to get the help you need to pass certain tests. I transported on a Russian Guinea-pig. For it required to be tested for Salmonella and helminth eggs. For cats and dogs need vaccinations.Once the results are ready, you must work with the animals to come to the doctor for help. Your doctor will examine your pet and prescribe the necessary document. Should take into account that the certificate is valid only for 5 days. If your animal has a chip, don’t forget to bring his passport, because the chip number also fits in the help. If the chip no, it’s not scary. It is not mandatory on domestic flights.
An example of a certificate in form No. 1
If you eat at the exhibition, the doctor may prescribed to help you the entire route. In this case, you will be able to go back for help. If the purpose of your trip – visiting guests and period of stay more than 5 days, then, unfortunately, help for dog back you have to take in the city of departure. Benefit analyses to retake is not necessary, since they operate during the month.
Buying a plane ticket, be sure to check with your carrier company, take they animals. I know that some companies strictly do not take animals. But many companies provide flights with Pets with no problems. At the time of purchase of the ticket it should be noted that animal will fly. Small dogs, cats in carriers, and many rodents are allowed to take with you to the salon. Large dogs already placed in a special compartment for animals. A prerequisite for the transport of cats and rodents – the presence of carrying. The container must be completely closed, and the animal should not be crowded and stuffy.
Transportation of animals in aircraft
Once you have confirmed that you are flying and the animal received all the necessary information, you must register it on the flight. This can be done the day before departure at the airport, either on the day of departure. If you do it on the day of departure, it is better go to the airport several hours before departure. In order to register an animal, you must contact the office of the Rosselkhoznadzor (on the counter vet. control at the airport), which is located at the airport. There you will require a certificate (the form №1) and the flight number. To help put a stamp and signature. At the time of registration animal I have not even looked. But they say it differently, so just in case, bringing the animal need.
Once you have registered your pet, you come for registration. On registration you will again ask help and weigh the animal. The weight of the animal cell is considered as overweight and must be paid separately at the airport Desk. Then you can go in for a landing.
Do not forget that all scanners must be held with the animal in his hands. In no case may it be put to tape. If the animal flies in the cage, then it is necessary to get, to take on hands, and carrying a single pass through the tape inspection.
For international flights the procedure of registration of the animal is virtually identical. Only at the airport you need to translate the certificate into English. On international flights the animal must already have a chip.
I carried with me a Guinea pig. It during the flight is very quiet: no running around the cage and squeaking. Only, on arrival home the animal is usually scared. But after a couple hours it goes away. Despite this, during the flight it is forbidden to get an animal from carrying.
So, to sum up what to take when transporting animals:
Before buying a ticket ask the company whether they transport animals and that it is necessary for the animal.
After buying the ticket you must notify the shipping company that is flying with you pet.
2 weeks before departure to pass all the necessary tests (some tests are done 10 days)
5 days (or earlier) before your flight to go with the results and with the animal to the doctor for getting help in the form of number 1. You need to go to the state veterinary clinic.
To register the animal on a flight at the airport in the service of Rosselkhoznadzor.
Pay for the weight of the animal at the airport Desk.
The container must be spacious
Good for you and hassle-free flights!