Pet Travel and Safety Day 2018 is on Tuesday, January 2, 2018: Pet travel scheme question!!!!!?
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 is Pet Travel and Safety Day 2018. Colleen Paige Presents - National Pet Travel Safety Day National Pet Travel Safety Day
I don't think Kenya is covered by the pet passport scheme so you dog would need to go into quarantine for the safety of all the animals in Uk. It doesn't matter if you go to Italy before you come back and i sure you wouldn't want to be responsible to bring rabies to the Uk. It would be better just either get a pet sitter while you are away or put him in kennels.
What is the best thing for our pet(dog), while we go on a vacation for 30 days?
Many pets are given up at vacation time because of perceived inconvenience. Thousands of pets left with pet sitters are lost each year, when a little forethought could have prevented it. Here are some helpful hints about vacations and how to make them safe and enjoyable for your pet.
If your pet is not suited to travel, due to ill health or temperament, consider having a pet sitter come to your home, asking a family member, friend or neighbour to look after your pet or having your pet stay at a boarding facility. Take the time to explain your pet's routine and include a
list of instructions about what to do if your pet is lost. Make sure your pet is wearing a collar and tag and has had all
Live-In Pet Sitter
Ideally, this person is a relative or friend who knows your pet (or gets to know your pet before you leave and will be with your pet most of the time).
Before you go, leave an adequate supply of food, instructions about grooming and exercise routine, and telephone numbers where you can be reached. Phone your pet sitter a couple of times during your holiday to check on how your pet is doing.
Many neighbours will agree to stop by each day to feed, water and exercise your pet. Make sure you entrust this duty to a responsible person. Some students do this for a summer job - be sure to obtain references and check them.
A kennel can be an excellent way to ensure top-quality care but its strange surroundings can be a psychological shock to your pet.
Visit the kennel and check for the following:
Are the cages clean?
Are the cages large enough for your pet?
Is water available at all times?
Do the animals bark, seem content and come to see you when you walk through?
Do the kennel owners insist on all vaccinations?
How often will your pet receive exercise? What kind?
Is the boarding agreement complete and satisfactory?
Is there a veterinarian on-call 24 hours a day? (You may want to verify this by calling the veterinarian's office).
Taking Your Pet With You
You can enjoy a vacation with your pet regardless of the method of transportation you choose, as long as you take the time to check ahead and make the proper arrangements.
Be aware of any health risks (such as deer ticks, which carry Lyme disease) that your pet may encounter at any of your vacation stops and speak with your veterinarian about preventing or coping with these problems.
Before you leave on vacation, make sure your pet has been checked by a veterinarian. You will need updated health certificates, medical and vaccincation records. Carry heartworm medication for dogs and be sure to have your cat vaccinated against feline leukemia, as your cat may come in contact with other cats.
You will want to pack a leash, collar, harness, tags, license, medicine/first-aid kit, food, water bowl, treats, grooming tools, toys, your pet's favourite blanket or pillow and a scratching post. You should have double tags containing your home address and phone number, and the address and phone number of your destination, or that of a nearby relative, in case your pet becomes lost during the trip. You should also carry a good, recent profile photograph of your pet in case you are separated.
At the Cottage/Going Camping
Although your pet may be on holidays, he can never take a vacation from its leash, collar and identification tag.
Do not allow your pet to roam. Many companion animals become lost and confused in unfamiliar surroundings. Many die from malnutrition, stress or disease.
Encounters with wild animals, such as raccoons and porcupines, can be very unpleasant and dangerous for your pet. Such confrontations can cause injury to all the animals involved, and can be costly, as well.
Travelling By Bus
Most buses will not accept pets, but check with the bus company to confirm this.
Travelling by Car
If your pet is not accustomed to car travel, take him for a few short rides before vacation time. Your pet should have a pleasant experience, such as a hike (with your dog) or a treat, at the end of these shorter jaunts, so that he associates car travel with rewards.
Never leave your pet unattended in a car in warm weather, even with the window open. Interior car temperatures can rise dangerously high in a matter of minutes, and the heat could kill him.
Your pet should be in a carrier/crate or on a seatbelt harness (available at pet supply stores) for their own safety.
To prevent motion sickness, do not overfeed your pet while travelling, especially before departing. Do not feed your pet for a few hours before a trip. Bring along fresh cool water and a familiar water bowl.
Allow for exercise breaks during long trips. They're good for you and your pet! Try to walk your dog at his regular time.
Do not let your pet hang his head out of the car window. This practice often causes damage to an animal's eyes or ears.
Keep complete identification and a rabies tag on your cat or dog at all times, and be sure to have your pet microchipped . Carry current health and vaccination cerificates with you.
Book your hotel/motel in advance. Check to see if they accept pets (there are several publications in print that include this information). Do not leave your pet alone in a hotel/motel room without familiar toys and bedding.
Travelling by Plane
Air travel is of the most concern when taking pets on holiday.
Most airlines will take pets but not all will accept puppies. Dogs with pug-nosed faces should not travel by air. They are susceptible to breathing difficulties and heat stroke in the cargo hold.
Contact the airline well in advance to check regulations and services. Ask about other cargo on your flights and about placement of the cage.
Try to book a non-stop flight or one with the minimum number of stops or transfers, so that your pet will not be on the plane any longer than necessary. In warm weather, select an early morning or late evening flight.
Normally, pets are kept in the pressurized cargo area, but some airlines for a fee, will accept pets in the passenger cabin. Check with your airline to find out if they offer this option and any restrictions that may apply. Although it is not always possible, ask if you can supervise the loading and unloading of your pet. Be sure to advise the flight attendant that your pet is on board so that he or she can inform the captain.
Make sure the carrier is large enough to be comfortable for your pet. Bring the carrier into the house a few days before you leave to allow your pet to become used to it. Pull a shirt out of the clothes hamper and put it inside to give the carrier a comforting, familiar smell.
Quarantine conditions can be extremely stressful for companion animals. Check with the consulate or embassy of the country you will be visiting to learn about its quarantine regulations, required health certificates and the location for quarantine facility at your destination (sometimes they are located kilometeres miles away).
For foreign travel, check with the consulate or embassy of the country you will be visiting for entry requirements. England and Hawaii, among other places, impose long quarantine periods.
Your pet must be in an airline-approved carrier. Make sure your pet's shipping container is well constructed. The proper cage, available from airlines or pet supply stores, should:
Be large enough to allow your pet to stand, turn and lie down;
Have a leak-proof bottom covered with absorbent material;
Have ventilation on opposite sides, with exterior rims or knobs to prevent blocked air flow;
Be labelled " LIVE ANIMAL ", with arrows indicating upright position. Include your name, your pet's name, your address, phone number and destination.
Feed your pet a light meal at least six hours before departure.
Do not tranquilize your pet without your veterinarian's approval and instruction.
Pick up your pet promptly upon arrival at your destination. It is always wise to check your pet after he has been discharged from the plane. If you notice anything amiss, report it to the airline's customer relations representative. If you feel your pet's health is in question, seek veterinary attention. Ask for the results of the veterinary examination/treatment in writing, including the date and time your pet was seen.
Travelling By Train
Each railway line has its own policy regarding travel with pets. Check with the railway before making any plans.
If you are travelling by train in Canada with your pet, you will pay a surcharge and your animal must be contained in an approved carrier or kennel. It will help your pet if his carrier contains a blanket or pad carrying a familiar scent. Your pet carrier will be boarded with the luggage in the baggage car. Not all trains on each route have a baggage car, so be sure to phone ahead.
Ask how your pet's kennel will be secured in the baggage compartment.
Your pet's health can be compromised by extreme heat or cold. The temperature outside will affect how comfortably your pet will travel. It is imperative that you ask if the baggage car is temperature-controlled and, if it is, at what temperature is it maintained. If the temperature inside the baggage car is not controlled, do not use the train as a means of travel for your pet.
It is always wise to check your pet after he has been unloaded from the train. If you notice anything amiss, report it to the railways's customer relations representative. If you feel your pet's health is in question, seek veterinary attention. Ask for the results of the veterinary examination/treatment in writing, including the date and time your pet was seen.
Pet monkey in colorado?
It is not legal to keep a monkey as a pet in the state of Colorado - and you cannot get a license that makes it legal. Good, because the honest truth is that it is a horrible idea to keep any monkey as a pet, no matter where you live or whether it is legal or not. There are quite a few reasons for this. They're sound reasons but they are hard to accept for people who really, really want a monkey (which in a way is understandable because they ARE fascinating and beautiful!). But facts are facts and people who genuinely care about animals (and their own safety!) have to accept that it is not in the best interest of a monkey to be kept as a pet.
It really is not safe for people. Even small monkeys can be very dangerous. They are all incredibly strong for their size, have powerful jaws and big canines. Monkeys are wild, not domesticated animals (this is not a matter of whether they were captive bred or not - domestication is a biological process that takes place over hundreds of generations, and this simply has not happened with any monkey). Being wild, they have a tendency to be unpredictable - to ACT like wild animals - whether they have been trained or not. This happens more and more often as they grow older and when they start to approach adulthood - look out! Pet monkeys can and regularly do injure people, often disfiguring or disabling them for life. Do a bit more searching around the internet. These stories pop up in the news on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes people remove the monkeys' canines or drug them to try to make them "safe". Is this the right thing to do for a wild animal?
It's not appropriate for monkeys either. Monkeys are extremely social animals and being part of a social group is nearly as essential for their psychological well-being as having food or water or space to move around in. When people keep monkeys as pets, the monkeys are taken as infants from their mothers - years before they would naturally become independent. This is not just a little bit sad. It is scientifically proven that maternal deprivation can actually hinder proper brain development - and also that monkeys hand-reared by humans frequently (possibly always) develop severe psychological abnormalities that are sometimes impossible to correct in later life. No matter how much a person WANTS to be a good substitute for a monkey mother, it just does not work, and it has negative consequences for the monkey. Why would a person inflict that on another creature that they supposedly care about? It's really very selfish and yes - cruel.
To keep a monkey is very expensive, and some species can live into their 50s. Who can guarantee consistent, quality care for that kind of time span?
And on that note... consistent, quality care is in itself almost impossible for a pet owner to provide. Monkeys in the wild spend all day, every day travelling, climbing, leaping, foraging, grooming one another in a vast and complex tropical habitat. They need the right temperature, the right food, the right humidity, and without these things they can (and often do) develop serious health issues, like diabetes or metabolic bone disease. How is a person expected to provide all these things to a monkey living in their home?
Please don't believe the half-truths and full-on lies that people with an interest in keeping pet monkeys tend to spread around. They are all based on wilful ignorance, selfishness, and have nothing to do with genuine love of monkeys as amazing, intelligent wild animals. Monkeys deserve to have natural lives in the habitats that they have adapted to over thousands of years, and to make choices about their own lives. They are not little servants or dolls or toys, or even cats or dogs. Nobody wants to take any "rights" away from people concerning what they can or can not own - but monkeys are not THINGS that you should have a right to own! They are living, conscious, emotional wild animals. People need to learn how to respect this!