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Old 07-24-2016, 06:54 PM   #15
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It is a good idea to have the original bag with you.
The same applies for food products. One year when we were crossing into the U.S. we had rice that we had put in a plastic container. Luckily my wife had cut the label off the bag and kept it with the rice. If not they would have taken it. So we now keep original packaging.

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2014 cross into Canada at Niagara Falls. Had the rabbis cert in my hand and they never asked. No problems with the dried or canned dog food we were carrying also. Entered the US at Sault Ste. Marie. No problems there also. If they don't ask and I don't bring the topic up.

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Old 07-24-2016, 07:30 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by southernlady View Post
Good tip...we almost always take dog food in a smaller container than the original bag. One, the containers are bug proof and 2) easier to handle but I guess our next trip across, I need to keep the bag handy.

Place the original bag in the plastic container, you will have no problems. We crossed half a dozen times in 2014 with no problems.
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We just went to B.C. for four days and returned last week. We took vet records signed by the vet, but were not asked for them. We were not asked about our food, only whether we had anything not for personal consumption. We were asked about anything for personal protection. They took my pepper spray, but let us keep our bear spray. Coming back, they took our tomatoes, (4 bought in Canada). Had passports, which were checked.
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What a timely post...as I am headed to Alberta with my dog Max on Wednesday! Live in Montana and we are planning a day trip into the Canadian side of Glacier National Park. Thanks for all the info.
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we used to drive an expedited truck years ago, and traveled with our border collie into Canada quite often, only problems we encountered were once going into Canada when a customs officer wanted to show us how his dog liked to shake his stuffed toy, and a couple of times on returning to the US when the customs officer requested we provide him with dog treats to give our dog. In other words no problems at all as long as you have their shot records, and as long as your dog is friendly introduce them to the customs agents, for the most part they like dogs too.
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My understanding is that the only shot records required are for rabies and there are specific requirements for the certificate including the signature of the veterinarian. My dog doesn't get the other distemper and parvovirus shot annually like they try to push, but I do carry his annual titer test results showing he is still immune.
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Old 07-25-2016, 03:15 PM   #22
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crossing accross the US border / Canadian border with pets

We have travelled both ways for going on 30 years. while always having up to date paperwork for our pets. Customs will seize pet food not in it's original containers. as well as documented foods. This has happened both ways and at different locations over the years. We snowbird in Florida and do our best to meet these requirements as yearly physicals are part of life for humans and pets alike. Out of maybe a hundred cross border excursions we have been asked for our pets paperwork maybe four or five times.

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