Bringing Pets Into Canada
A lot of people want to take their pets with them when they travel. Canada is one of those countries. We have prepared a detailed article on how to bringing pets into Canada while you travel.
Pets Are Welcome in Canada
Canada allows the entry of dogs, cats, amphibians (salamanders, frogs, toads, newts), reptiles (snakes, crocodiles, caimans, iguanas, turtles, lizards) and certain types of rodents from any country.
It also allows the import of the following animals from the United States: birds, horses, rabbits, and ferrets.
Canada prohibits the entry of the following species: prairie dogs, giant Gambia rats, squirrels, any African rodent and any primate (monkeys, mandrels, chimpanzees, gorillas, mandrels, orangutans, titi monkeys).
Import of Dogs and Cats to Canada
Basic procedures for emigrating to Canada with dogs and cats include a vaccination certificate, a veterinary health certificate, and an export health permit. Documents to be issued in the country of origin of the animal.
Cats Under Three Months May Enter Canada Without Import Requirements
Cats older than three months and dogs of any age must present a certificate of rabies vaccination to enter Canada.
The certificate of vaccination should be English or French (or translated); authorized veterinarian should issued and signed it. This certificate should identify the animal (breed, color, and weight). Also it should show rabies vaccination.
Canada recognizes 25 nations as” rabies-free countries”, including Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Sweden and Uruguay, the only Latin American country on the list.
If a cat over three months, or a dog from one of these 25 countries, the owner must submit, in addition to a certificate of rabies vaccination, a veterinary certificate stating that the animal comes from a country free of rabies and that the animal has been in that country since birth or for at least 6 months immediately preceding shipment to Canada.
In addition, If your dog is less than eight months old and you’re going to send him to Canada alone, authorities will request the presentation of an animal health certificate at the port of entry. Veterinarian should signed this animal health certificate.
This veterinary certificate of health must be in English or French; authorized veterinarian must gave and marked who played out the assessment; identify the animal (breed, color, and weight); specify the date and time of examination; contain an announcement determining that the creature is liberated from any clinical proof of ailment; to guarantee that the creature was immunized against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza; that the name and mark of the authorized veterinarian.
Dogs and Cats Require Quarantine at the Port of Entry to Canada
Last but not least, some provinces or territories apply their own legislation for the import of domestic animals. For example, the province of Ontario prohibits the entry of Pitbull dogs.