|uShip's Top 5 Tips for Pet Relocation (Pet Shipping)
uShip, the world's first and largest online shipping marketplace, presents the five most important steps for making sure your pet arrives safely and happily at her new home. Whether, having a clean bill of health for your pet and using a well-reviewed transportation provider are imperative for safe pet shipping.
1. Visit the Veterinarian
Whether you're shipping your pet internationally or across the country, a veterinary check-up is essential. For any extended journey by plane and by motor vehicle, you should confirm your pet has a clean bill of health and up-to-date vaccination records. Many transporters will require proof that your pet has up-to-date vaccination tags and records. Particularly during summer months, a complete check-up must confirm that your pet can withstand the stress of the journey.
2. Research Your Pet's New Home
To prevent any problems upon your pet's arrival, you should research and confirm the regulations at your pet's new home. This is especially important for animals other than dogs and cats, but keep in mind that many municipalities place bans on certain breeds. For international pet relocation, understand quarantine procedures and start your paperwork far ahead of time. If you're renting a home, you'll need written documentation of your landlord's policy on pets.