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Old 02-22-2018, 12:45 PM   #1
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Any advice for crossing into Canada with pets?

We are crossing into Canada in mid May. We will be in Canada, primarily British Columbia for a couple of weeks.
We will have 2 dogs, a cat, and a turtle (I know, I know!).
I read that we will need proof of rabies shots. Any advice from anyone who has made the trip?
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:49 PM   #2
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Check out the Canadian Border Security web site and get the latest, and official answer to this question.
Various rules change regularly at any border crossing and you don't need any surprises once you get there.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:51 PM   #3
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Just need a health certificate.
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We crossed into Canada with our pet and had no problem at all.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:54 PM   #5
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We crossed both ways last summer and they didn't even ask for the health certificates.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:14 PM   #6
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Be sure to take a copy of vaccination records, make sure to have pets
current rabies tag. Crossed the border at Houlton, Me and they checked
proof of vaccinations on both the dog and cat.
Had a couple of RV parks in Nova Scotia ask to see our dog's rabies tag.
Be sure to take your Passports. Otherwise....happy travels
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:21 AM   #7
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Dogs and cats are easy, rabies and health certificate are the two things that are required but when we we crossed both times they never asked to see them for the dogs.

I looked up turtles and found this sight on Canadas border crossing information concerning turtles. I would take a read before going.

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/.../1326658911065
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Have your certification and be prepared for a growl from the border guards. Then they smile and say welcome to Canada!
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You also need to be careful of the pet foods. No lamb based food can be brought into the US even if you originally bought it here. Also, keep food in original packaging. Make sure to read up on the pet food requirements so it doesn’t get confiscated.
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This should tell you eveything you need to know

https://travel.gc.ca/returning/custo...-pet-to-canada
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Cross twice with dogs and no problems. Had certs available but never asked by either Canada or US border agents. No problems with both dry and canned pet food. Best advise when crossing international boarders is don't answer questions that are not asked.
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