Hitting the road with your dog or another loved animal? Discuss your pets both on and off the road, and how to offer a good, healthy life to them while still a nomad.
I will soon be going to Mexico from Montreal so I will be crossing 2 borders. I am not too sure about the procedure of crossing a border with a stranger let alone with a dog. Could anyone enlighten me?
My 2 options for crossing the Canada/US border is either the one south of Montreal going into new york (87) or the one near Kingston, On going into new york (81) towards Syracuse, does anyone have any experience with these 2 borders?
I was thinking Brownsville, texas into Matamos to get into Mexico.
Thanks for the help
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You will get more [MOD EDIT - DELETE] coming into the US then leaving it, in fact in mexico you just drive over the border so you really don't need anything to bring your dog to Mexico. However the US and Canada require proof of rabies inoculation over 30 days old(the rabies tag won't cut it you will need the piece of paper your vet fills out and signs stating fluffy is this breed and this big and was vaccinated on this day). Make sure the date the certificate expires is written down on the signed document otherwise the vaccine is only considered valid for 12 months from the date. The dog will be inspected and must be free of any signs of disease if your dog looks sick they will turn you away or make you pay for a vet examination.
I strongly recommend traveling with multiple copies of your rabies cert and a written description of your dog accompanied by two photos of you and your dog one profile and one side view, in case there is every any debate over ownership.
Also the united states and mexico have nasty parasites known as heartworms that are carried by mosquitoes and will infect your dogs bloodstream and ultimately cause heart and organ failure. It is exorbitantly expensive to treat but very cheap to prevent. Heartworm medication is about $5-$7 bucks a month if you get it from an online pharmacy. You will definitely need that for your pup.
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You just have to have the paper id's for the dog, in those papers you're the owner of the dog, there shouldn't be any confusion there. Wouldn't be nice if all the dogs had dog tags for dogs
a their id's? That would spare most of us with a lot of trouble as dog owners.
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