A pet on a yacht, now it is no longer possible to surprise anyone with dogs and cats on board a ship, moreover, the practice of taking these animals with you on board was generally accepted long before people began to go on tourist tours on yachts. So here we go over some basic guidelines for pet owners looking to take them on a cruise.
Immediately, we note that the process of preparation and organization will require quite a lot of time and effort, but if for some reason you cannot leave the animal at home, for example, you do not have a person to whom you can entrust supervision, you can take your cat or dog with myself.
So let’s start with the docs, as this is the most basic requirement to fulfill first. First, you will need to undergo a medical examination, get vaccinated (their list and number will depend on which region you are going to, in any case it will be a vaccination against hepatitis, rabies, leptospirosis, and other diseases that are listed in the veterinary passport.
In addition, they need to be done no later than a month before departure, and no earlier than a year, so you will need to take care of this in advance), then you need to undergo sanitization against parasites. After that, you must obtain an international veterinary passport. It is this document that allows you to cross the border with your pet, and without him you will not be released abroad.
The veterinary passport is issued by the customs control service at the time of crossing the border. And to get it, you must first get a “veterinary certificate No. 1”. This document is issued at the veterinary station in the presence of a veterinary passport, after passing the examination. Up to this point, you should have already made all the necessary vaccinations, and the animal should be clinically healthy. It will also be necessary to implant a special chip, which contains basic information about the animal and its state of health. All this will need to be done at least 3 days before check-out.
Immediately, we note that in different countries the requirements for veterinary control may differ slightly, but in any case, you must have a veterinary passport in your hands, both for traveling on a yacht, and for flying by plane, and for traveling by train across the border, in a word , the veterinary passport should always be.
So, before starting your trip, you will need to inform the manager of our company that you are going to travel with an animal. As practice shows, they almost never object, but at the same time you should understand that compliance with the rules of veterinary control is yours, not their responsibility.
To save yourself from potential problems associated with the transportation of your pet, we recommend that you first contact the consulate of the country where you are going to go and clarify if they have any special requirements for this procedure. For example, here are some regional rules that apply in different countries.
Further, when you get to the yacht across the country, by any transport, be it a plane, train, bus, you are subject to the local rules for transporting animals in transport, you must also familiarize yourself with them so that there are no misunderstandings. As a rule, they do not require anything new from you, and more often than not they simply determine the order of transportation, for example, on trains for transporting cats and dogs, a special cage is needed.
And now that you have already reached your yacht, you will need to take care of the safety and comfort of the animal on board. Here you will need to do the following:
And most importantly, remember one important point – the more carefully you prepare, the more you provide for all the little things, the easier it will be for you and your pet to survive the journey. We recommend that you take your trip planning seriously and thoroughly.
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