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    Bob Pr. is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultAnyone else get canine health certificates before taking trips w/dogs?

    Puff and I have driven several times to and from Vermont, and once to & from Oregon without carrying a letter or certificate signed by a vet that she is in good health.

    But this last year I read something about the advisability of doing that just in case we were involved in an accident, situation, etc., and to avoid the possibility of her being impounded, quarantined &/or re-vaccinated.

    So I called KSU's CollVetMed small animal clinic and they told me yes, they did that, and the certificates are valid for 30 days from the date of examination.

    So, tomorrow morning, Puff gets examined for her certificate.

    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    Bob - I carry the latest shot records on my dogs when we go anywhere - and have had success with those even going to Canada.

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    Bob - I carry the latest shot records on my dogs when we go anywhere - and have had success with those even going to Canada.
    Whenever we've taken a long trip, I always attach a suitcase luggage tag to Puff's collar in which are the contact names, phone and addresses of her vets (@ KSU) and also of neighbors & relatives to be contacted in any emergency situation -- just in case I'm unavailable.

    (Need to find where I last put that.)




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    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    I only do it when flying a puppy, to be honest. I carry their rabies certificates in my wallet.



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    That sounds like a good idea.

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    If you were in an accident, how would anyone know to look for the certificate (or where to look)? Bauer always wears his rabies tag from the vet which has their phone number. I always assumed that if we got separated and there was a question about his health, someone could call the vet.
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    Thanks for mentioning this Bob. I need to get tags for these boys before vacation!
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    We always take the girls health records when traveling. When they go to Canada to hunt they also have a recent health certificate of good health.

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    That is not a bad idea...especially the rabies certs and/or tags. Between that and the microchips, I think I would be covered.

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    If I am traveling across state lines I try to get a print off from the vet off my dogs records to carry with me. Since I have a kennel license and the tags all say the same number I usually carry a handful of them with me as well at all times.
    Kim

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