Travel with a pet – What to prepare? When should you start planning?

If you want to travel with your pet from Montreal, it is important to take certain precautions and comply with regulations regarding traveling with animals.


Check travel requirements

Find out about the specific requirements of your destination regarding the importation of pets. Each country or region may have its own rules regarding vaccinations, health certificates, and quarantine. Make sure to comply with all requirements before traveling.

Please refer to the website of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for specific information about your destination. Acces the ACIA website.

ACIA physical adress :

2001 Robert-Bourassa Blvd
Suite 671 Montreal, QC, H3A 3N2
514 283-8888


Contact your airline

If you are traveling by plane, contact the airline to inquire about their policies regarding pets. Some airlines allow pets in the cabin, while others may transport them in cargo.


Prepare an appropriate pet carrier

For air travel, your pet will need to be in a carrier that complies with the airline’s standards. Ensure that the carrier is large enough for your pet to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably. Familiarize your pet with the carrier before the trip to make them feel comfortable.


Visit us for a travel examination

Most destinations require a veterinary examination within 7 days prior to arrival. Regulations can change depending on where you are travelling to, it is important to familiarise yourself with them first.We can issue a good health certificate after an exam in our clinic. Book an appointment with us now.

Some destinations, particularly those outside of North America, also require a visit to CFIA offices to approve the export of the animal. Appointments at CFIA are limited, so plan ahead.



Always make sure to have all the necessary documents for your pet, including health certificates, proof of vaccinations, and any other specific requirements of the destination country.


Do not hesitate to contact us if needed.

Note: It is important to note that regardless of the destination, the rabies vaccine is required for your return to Canada. The microchip provides permanent identification of your pet, so it is strongly recommended before any travel abroad.



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