Does my pet need a health certificate or any shots?

Does my pet need a health certificate or any shots?

Within 2 weeks of your pet's travel date, your vet must certify your pet is healthy enough to fly. The certificate covers all the health requirements for your pet's travel as follows:

For Dogs

  • Current Rabies vaccine
  • DHLPP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis (optional), parainfluenza, and parvovirus) within 12 months of travel
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) within 6 months of travel.
  • Negative Fecal Worm Test within 14 days of travel. If the test is positive, you must show proof of current treatment.

  • Please note a Titer Certificate showing adequate levels of antibodies based on your state's requirements is acceptable and may also be used as proof for Rabies and DHLPP.
For Cats
 
  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, and Panleukopenia. (Pneumonitis is highly recommended) within 12 months of travel
  • Current Rabies vaccine
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccination (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Negative Fecal Worm Test - within 14 days of travel. If the test is positive, you must show proof of current treatment.

  • Please note a Titer Certificate showing adequate levels of antibodies based on your state's requirements is acceptable and may also be used as proof for Rabies and FVRCP.

For Puppies/kittens:

  • Puppies and kittens must be up to date on vaccinations as appropriate by age

We recognize that medical decisions concerning vaccine selection and administration protocols are among the most complicated medical decisions and are left to the discretion of the administering vet.