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Taking Dogs and Cats to Argentina

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ArgetinaDog In Argentina, pet importation is overseen by the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (the National Health and Food Quality Service), aka, SENASA. Here is what you need to know when relocating with your dog or cat to Argentina. MICROCHIP Your pet is not required to have a microchip, but we recommend that you have one implanted anyway.  It is the most secure method of identification and the best way to track your pet if he is lost. RABIES VACCINATION You must have your dog or cat vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days but not more than 12 months before traveling.  The rabies certificate must include:

  • identifying information about your pet (breed, color, weight)
  • the date of the vaccination and the expiration date

The rabies certificate must be endorsed by the government of the exporting country.  VETERINARIAN HEALTH CERTIFCATE You need a veterinarian health certificate issued 10 days before travel and translated into Spanish that:

  • includes all vaccination information
  • asserts that your pet is disease-free
  • is signed by your veterinarian

This document should also be endorsed by the government of the exporting country. UPON ARRIVAL Your pet will be inspected by a SENASA representative.  You should ask the airline to notify SENASA at least 24 hours before arrival in order to insure that a representative will be there.  There is a fee for this service. If your pet does not pass inspection, another examination by a licensed veterinarian and/or quarantine may be required As always, our Personal Move Counselors are here to help jump through all the hoops! Sources: Pet Travel: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/argentina.cfm AngloInfo Argentina:  http://argentina.angloinfo.com/moving/moving-pet-animals/entering-argentina/ Image Credit:  http://www.zazzle.com

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