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New quarantine requirements on import of pets to Korea

From 1 December this year, new quarantine requirements regarding import of dogs and cats to Korea will come into force.

Are you planning on moving to Korea and bringing your dog or cat with you?  Then be aware that there will be new regulations later this year. Here are a few of the new regulations you have to be aware of:

- A microchip should be implanted into the animal’s body and identification number should be stated in the veterinary health certificate issued by Quarantine Authority.

- The rabies-neutralizing antibody test must be administered by an internationally approved laboratory or by the competent authority of the exporting country from 30 days to 24 months prior to boarding with a positive result equivalent to at least 0.5 IU/ml or higher. The test result should be stated in the veterinary health certificate issued by Quarantine Authority.

 

As the military has transitioned to privatized housing, there is little to no  consistency across the services or by duty station regarding housing pet policies, specifically numerical limits and breed. These policies need to be consistent to prevent service members from having to relinquish their animals when moving – animals they consider members of the family and that contribute positively to their morale and family life. With so much uncertainly in military life …. Read More

From our affiliate and Dogs On Deployment (DoD)

 

 

United Airlines bans transport of certain breeds of dogs – Fox News
The friendly skies of United Airlines have just gotten a little less friendly for some four-legged creatures.

This month, much to the disappointment of some pet owners, United Airlines confirmed its adoption of the Continental Airlines PetSafe program as the merger of the two carriers became official.

The PetSafe program, which had been in place for several years under Continental, is considered the best in the airline industry and has won an Award for Excellence from the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association. Click here to read full article.

 

Winter Pet Care - by Healthy Pet.com
Cold weather can be hard on pets, just like it can be hard on people. Sometimes owners forget that their pets are just as accustomed to the warm shelter of the indoors as they are. Some owners will leave their animals outside for extended periods of time, thinking that all animals are adapted to live outdoors. This can put their pets in danger of serious illness.  Click here to read full article.

 

Pet Travel Safety – by Keith Evans, Demand Media 
Animal lovers with travel plans often face the difficult choice of taking a furry family member along for the trip or leaving a beloved pet behind. Travel with pets can present a distinct set of challenges, and frequent travelers must address a number of pet safety considerations while preparing to take an animal along on a journey. Click here to read full article.

 

How to Vacation With Your Pet by Vivien Bullen
So, you want to take a vacation and you can’t bear the thought of leaving your pet behind. Good news: It’s not a problem. There are a number of vacations you can enjoy with your furry, feathered or scaly friend right at your side.
Click here to read full article.
 

PCS with Your Pet: Basic Tips
A lot happens when a service member receives PCS (Permanent Change of Station) orders, including what to do with the family pet. PCSers need to know the steps to bring them along, and what alternatives exist to responsibly rehome their loving four-legged family member.
Click here to read full article.

 

How Pet Micro-chipping Works by Jane McGrath
Each year, more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized at U.S. animal shelters [source: HSUS]. That’s about half of all cats and dogs that enter shelters. And you can bet someone’s beloved Fluffy or Fido is among those that suffer the avoidable fate of euthanasia. What if there were a way to prevent these tragic deaths? Imagine the glee of a grieving pet owner when the shelter calls to say it’s found little lost Fido. Microchip technology makes more of these emotional reunions possible. 
Click here to read full article.

 

Preparing for Relocation: Your Pet and Relocation
Tips and resources for making a PCS move with your pet.

When it comes to Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves, your pet is  your responsibility. You will need to meet requirements — and pay any  fees — for documentation, immunization, and pet entry at your next  duty station. But your relocation office can help you find the  information you need for your move. Your military travel office can  help you make reservations for air transport. If you are moving  overseas, your sponsor can also help you make arrangements for shipment  of your pet.
Click here to read full article.

 

 

The end of quarantine: £7m boost for owners taking pets to Europe by Daily Mail Reporter
The end of quarantine for pets traveling with their owners between Britain and Europe will be announced today. Ministers are amending pet-movement regulations to make it easier, faster and cheaper to take animals to the Continent from January 1, 2012. Currently all pets entering the UK need a blood test to ensure they have been vaccinated against rabies, and this results in quarantine and extra cost. Click here to read full article.

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