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Let Animal Hospital in Fairfax help prepare you for Pet travel

If you are planning to travel with a pet, make sure to plan ahead. Depending on your destination, there are some things to know before taking your dog or cat away from home. Also, make sure that your pet is in tip-top shape for the journey with a visit to the Little River Veterinary Clinic in Fairfax, first.

Pet Travel Made Easy 

The easiest way to ensure that your pet travels safely and comfortably with you is, to begin with, an appointment to your vet at an animal hospital in Fairfax. A clean bill of health is the first-priority to prepare you for traveling with pets.

Don’t Forget the Documentation 

Copy international travel, you will need an International Health Certificate, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). You will want to start this process early, as it can take some time. When traveling outside and returning to the US, you will need specific paperwork including but not limited to:

- Vaccination records.

- Microchip ID.

- Blood work prior to the trip and return home.

- International Health Certificate. Your veterinarian can tell you more.

Other Travel Tips 

The exact requirements are up to your destination country, and if you plan to fly, make sure to check with the Airline as they may have different requirements for pet travel. Also, make sure that you research your destination thoroughly and double-check any pet-friendly accommodations to ensure you can check-in with your pet. Don’t trust what the internet tells you; call and speak to a representative first-hand to be sure. Be sure to do your due diligence with your pet travel preparation.

Getting Ready to Travel with Your Pet? See Us First. 

Before your trip or journey, come see us at Little River Veterinary Clinic in Fairfax, VA; call 703-273-5110 to learn more about pet travel preparation and how to obtain an International Health Certificate. Start the process of preparing for your travels with a visit to your veterinary provider and a thorough examination of your pet.

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