What is a pet acclimation certificate?
An Acclimation Certificate is used to allow airlines to ship dogs and cats when they cannot guarantee compliance with animal welfare regulations. Typically, a veterinarian certifies that the animal being transported is acclimated to temperatures lower than 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius).
What documents do I need for pet travel?
You will need a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection to travel and some airlines require an acclimation certificate. Both of these certificates can only be completed and signed by a federally accredited veterinarian.
How long does it take to get a pet health certificate?
Most health certificates are valid for 10 days and take 1-3 business days to be processed by USDA, so be sure to plan your health certificate appointment and travel date accordingly.
Which airlines don’t require health certificate for pets?
Most U.S. airlines don’t require that an in-cabin pet have a health certificate. (As you’ll see in the chart below, the only exceptions are Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines — and again, you should expect that the ticketing agent will ask for documentation.)
How long does it take for a new dog to acclimate?
It can take on average four to six weeks for your new rescue dog’s personality to surface. Lewis says, “Don’t expect to get a lot of sleep, don’t expect the pup to be perfect, and don’t expect them to come into their new home exhibiting their true personality. It all takes time.” The best thing you can do is go slowly.
How can I ship my dog to Hawaii?
It can cost anywhere from $250 to over $1,000 per dog depending on the dog size, where you’re departing from, if your dog needs a custom crate, etc. Direct Release at the airport is $185 per pet, it’s $244 for the 5 Day-or-Less program, and $1,761 for the full 120-day quarantine.
How do you get a pet travel certificate?
As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinarian to assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments.
How long is dog health certificate good for?
Certificates are valid for use for 30 days after animal examination.
What is an animal health certificate?
An Animal Health Certificate is a document that must be completed and certified by an Official Veterinarian (OV) approved by the APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency).