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  1. zimmy

    zimmy New Member

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    This will be my first time taking a dog across the border. I was wondering what all I need to do. Is the rabies Vaccination paperwork all I need? What are the dog food requirements? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. 3labman

    3labman Senior Refuge Member

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    First time I took my dog all I had was latest shot record, second time went to my vet and got a form from them ($10) saying dog was healthy and all the shots. I can't remember the title of the form right off the top of my head but it didn't matter they never asked to see it. The dog food I would keep the original bags they can see the ingredients, but I was never checked on that either but it's better to be safe than sorry.
     
  3. Travis Schneider

    Travis Schneider Elite Refuge Member

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    You need to get a certified health exam from your vet before you cross the border. It is good for up to ten days. It's also a good idea to carry an updated rabies vaccination document too.
     
  4. 870

    870 Senior Refuge Member

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    YES!!! The health certificate may be needed going both ways.
     
  5. gdluck

    gdluck Elite Refuge Member

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    you only need a rabies vac certificate
     
  6. Wild Rice

    Wild Rice Senior Refuge Member

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    I always used to get a health certificate, but quit because I was told it wasn't needed. I was asked for my dog papers once after I quit getting a health certificate and just showed them the rabies vaccination certificate and had no problems.
     
  7. oneshot maybe

    oneshot maybe Elite Refuge Member

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    Went to sask last week. Rabies cert only. They never asked about other shots or dog food.
     
  8. jblev

    jblev Refuge Member

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    . Current rabies vaccination record. Dog food must be in original container. Been going up for 20 years, only been checked once for rabies records. Twice on dog food.
     

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