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.
Do I need a pet health certificate to fly?
Yes, just about every commercial airline will require a pet health certificate (one for each pet) that is to be on a flight. For example, some airlines will require a health certificate within 14 days of travel while some will recommend the certificate be obtained within 10 days of travel.
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.
Do pets need passports?
US Pet Passport is a term used to represent the documentation your pet needs in order to travel. These also vary between pet species. To enter the US with a pet, generally you will need a rabies vaccination and health certificate. Microchips are not required but are recommended.
Which airlines 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.)
What is an acclimation certificate for dogs and cats?
“An acclimation certificate is used to allow airlines to ship dogs and cats when the airline cannot guarantee compliance with animal welfare regulations, specifically the minimum temperature allowed by the regulations.
What is a health and acclimation certificate?
The Health and Acclimation certificate should indicate the animal’s readiness for travel and any constraints (including the acceptable range of travel temperature). The Health and Acclimation certificate must be signed by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of the animal’s travel date.
How do I travel with my pet(s)?
When travelling with your pet(s), there may be animal health requirements specific for that destination. 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,…
Are there any changes to the AVMA Guidelines on acclimation certificates?
The Council on Veterinary Service has reviewed the policy on AVMA Guidelines on Acclimation Certificates several times in recent years, resulting in appropriate updates. Veterinarians are requested by their clients to provide acclimation certificates, and they look to the AVMA to provide guidance on appropriate wording of the needed statement.