International Pet relocation
Aeon Shipping understands the needs of each and every pet and work hard to ensure the animal’s care and comfort throughout transit. Furthermore, our Transportation specialists are recognized experts in the industry and are wholly familiar with the full spectrum of regulations and legal requirements particular to every animal, destination and airline.
Know the pet laws and regulations of the state you are moving to. You can get these from the department of health the city you are moving to. For example, if you own a wolf, monkey, big cat, or any large, exotic animal, you will likely need a special permit.
- Collar and ID Tag. It's a good idea to have a microchip in your pet. If your pet can wear a collar, put one on it and attach an ID tag. (For birds, put the tag on a leg band.) The tag should include the pet's name, your name, and the destination address. Most states require a rabies tag for dogs and cats, and for some exotic animals. Check with your veterinarian or animal-control agency for your state's requirements
- Health Certificate. Most states require a health certificate for dogs; many states require one for cats and other pets as well. The certificate must be issued by a licensed veterinarian and be no more than 10 days old. Up-to-date inoculation records should accompany it. Check with your veterinarian or animal-control agency for the state's requirements
- Permit. You may need to purchase a permit before your exotic pet can enter your new home state. Ask your veterinarian to help with the application process.
To make the journey as comfortable as possible for your beloved friend, our pet transportation specialists recommend the following:
- Let your pet get accustomed to the kennel before it travels even if it has travelled in it earlier. Five days is usually enough for your pet to adjust to the kennel environment.
- Animals can get airsick, too. Give your pet a small meal the evening before it travels and no later than 12 hours before the flight
- Do not give your pet anything to drink within 4 hours of departure
- Make sure that your dog or cat goes to the toilet before it travels
- Please do not give any tranquilizers or sedatives to your pet. This will prevent them being injured while being transported
- Do not leave chewable toys inside the transport kennel
- Make sure your pet’s leash is not inside the transport kennel, but secured on top of it. However we cannot guarantee it will reach final destination. In case you have expensive leash, we recommend that you do not ship it with your pet, but bring it with your other belongings to the final destination
- Shredded paper is most comfortable and airlines accepted bedding for the transport kennel