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International Health Certificates CAN

Get your pet appropriate travel documents.

Pet health certificates are required for pets traveling both domestically within Canada and internationally. We’re happy to assist you with your pet’s health certificate, but the associated paperwork can take several weeks to process. 

Different countries have different travel criteria, so we’ll need to determine exactly what you'll need and what requirements you’ll have to meet for your pet to travel with you. 

Start planning at least two months for domestic travel and four months in advance for international travel. If rabies titers are required you may likely need more time for planning and testing. Please check the requirements for both domestic and international travel at

What do I need to do to make travel plans for my pet?

If you’re traveling by car, you should carry your pet’s vaccine history, their most current rabies certificate, and a veterinarian-issued pet health certificate that includes information about their most recent wellness exam.

If you’re planning to fly, research the specific airline you plan to use. Some airlines have their requirements while others defer to those issued by the destination country.

Important questions to ask your airline might include:

  • What are your pet travel policies?
  • Do you offer fleet cargo space for large pets? Will this affect which flights I can book?
  • Are small pets allowed in the cabin area?
  • Do you have specific pet carrier requirements?
  • What are your pick-up and drop-off policies for pets?
  • How do you handle layovers when there are pets on board? 

When you schedule your appointment, please let us know where and when you’re planning to travel, so we can properly address your needs. 

Interested in additional information? Check out this resource.

Call us at (972) 446-0667 or request an appointment online for your pet's health certificate.

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