Planning To Move To Canada With Your Pet? Here’s How Team PetSpot Will Ensure Hassle-Free Relocation

With the 16 years of experience in Pet relocations worldwide , Petspot team ensures right information about rules , regulations and paperwork which requires for your pet travel safely.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency mandates all pets including dogs, cats and ferrets meet certain entry conditions to prevent any diseases from entering Canada. 

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Enter, PetSpot – an end-to-end support for all your pet travel needs worldwide. 

Here is a stepwise checklist involved in taking your pets to Canada:

Step 1: Microchipping

Microchipping a pet before international travel is important because it is a permanent form of identification.Canada does not require microchipping for the pet dog and cat unless the import of the pet is commercial. However, it is strongly recommended that your pet should be identified with a 15-digit ISO Approved microchip for export documentation purposes from India.

Team Petspot specializes in microchipping the dog through trusted medical experts. 

Step 2:  Vaccinations

These are the following vaccines which are required to travel Canada

  1. Rabies (Validity: 30 Days before travel or within 12 months)
  2. DHPPi + Lepto (Validity: 30 Days before travel or within 12 months)
  3. Internal-External Parasite Treatment: Within 10 days of travel date

Step 3: Crates Or Travel Carriers 

Crates or travel carriers are mandatory. These carriers should be IATA-approved and should be a comfortable space for your pet, especially when it comes to long travel. PetSpot has an inventory of all sizes of crates and carriers to suit every pet’s requirements. Petspot also provide Customised sizes of wooden crates as per your pet requirements.

Don’t worry if your pet is not crate-trained, our experts at PetSpot will ensure your pet feels safe and comfortable over a period of time in a crate.

Step 4: Choosing the right Airlines or Flight Carrier 

If you’re planning to carry your pet as an accompanied baggage then there are two ways; 

  1. Pet In Cabin: As per the airline policy, please check the weight and dimensions of the pet allowed with you in the cabin. As per guidelines small breeds are only allowed inside the cabin. One of the most preferred airlines for Canada is Air Canada. Other airlines include Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines. 
  2. Pet In Hold (AVIH): There are many breeds of dogs and cats that are not permitted as accompanied baggage in hold. Please check with the airlines before booking your ticket with your pet. Airlines which allow pets in hold for Canada are Air Canada, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines. 

* Every airline has a different requirement for pet carrier dimensions and weight. Please check with your airline before booking

  1. Manifest Cargo or Unaccompanied Baggage

When it comes to sending your pet unaccompanied, PetSpot will make all the necessary arrangements for airline transportation/cargo bookings, handling and clearances. 

Step 5: Pre-Travel Vet Check: Health certificates from a Licenced vet 

Our team will help you get an up-to-date health certificate from a licensed veterinarian ensuring all vaccinations are as per the requirements.

Step 6: Export Permits

To exit India, an export permit is required from Animal Quarantine and Certification Services. PetSpot will ensure the filing of all the required permits for travel to Canada.

We, at Petspot, are dedicated to ensuring a hassle-free travel experience for your pet giving you end-to-end services that will keep you stress-free throughout the relocation process.