Relocating overseas with your family is a big undertaking, and it’s exciting – especially when your beloved family pet is going with you. But there‘s so much to think about. It’s only natural that you will worry about a few things, too. For example, will your precious Walter the Wonder Cat get good veterinary care in a foreign country?
Planning a relocation overseas with your pet sounds exciting – and it will be, once you get there. But the process of moving pets from one country to another is complex and time-consuming. You can look for information online. Unfortunately, it’s easy to find plenty that is out of date or just plain wrong. That can be intensely frustrating because it is nearly impossible to discern good from bad information.
If you will be relocating to a country in Asia with your pet, one of the most important tasks on your to-do list will be finding out what vaccinations are required for Rex the Wonder Dog or Carl the Coolest of Cats. Even if your pet is a frequent flyer, you’ll want to double-check, because the rules differ by country. And those rules can change.
Are you moving to Sydney with your pet? You’re both going to love it. Australia is something of a pet-lover’s paradise because there is so much to do with your furry sidekick. Cats and dogs are adored Down Under, so you’ll find pets aren’t treated much differently there than they are in the UK or the US.
Today you’re waking up in a brand new country. Is this a dream? No, you’ve finally arrived at your destination after extensive planning for your international move. Thankfully, your pet is right by your side so you can take it all in together. What should you do on this first day in your new country?