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Moving to St Vincent and bringing our dog!

Moving to St Vincent and bringing our dog!

Old Oct 13th 2019, 5:52 pm
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We were planning to move to St Lucia next year but think it will Now be St Vincent(at least for a while).
I have a Vincentian passport, so I think we’re all clear on where the family stands..except for the dog!
Ive been given advice on bringing pets from the US but I was wondering if anyone has any info/advice on coming from the U.K.? For instance, there are no direct flights, so what do we do? Can you take a dog on a Liat flight? Thanks.
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Old Oct 14th 2019, 10:03 am
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Pets have to travel in cargo both from the uk and inter island with liat or caribbean air.

Its not cheap either...I dont know wht the requirements are to land a dog in st vincent but you would be well advised to check with the authorities there re paperwork vaccinations etc.

Also be aware that the dog will need regular heartworm and ric treatments in the caribbean. If its a long haired variety expect it - like us - to be hot for a while, make sure its clipped....
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There are specialist pet travel companies in the uk who can manage it for you. If you need vetinarŷ help, you might like to know that nearby in grenada SGU - st georges university trains Both doctors and vets, and has an advanced vetinary clinic available.
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Old Oct 14th 2019, 1:12 pm
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Thanks Uk_Grenada

I think I have the info on vaccination/paperwork requirements it’s just the actual getting her there.
How the hell to they put dogs in the hold on a Liat flight? The planes are so small and you’re lucky if you get your luggage at the other end!
I’d hate to put my dog in a Liat hold.... 😕
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Its a room behind the pilot, about 3x the size of an aircraft toilet? Of course the dog has to be in an approved crate which if its big explains why its so expensive. Plus there is some space in the tail.

Flights from the states allow some dogs in the cabin if thats relevant to st vincent but that means dog in transit in the US. I guess this is why the pet travel companies exist....
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You could always make a holiday of the trip? Fly direct to grenada with ba [i dont think virgin take animals] then take the ferry to carriacou then up the grenadines to st vincent. It would take maybe 3-4 days but fun...
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Ah that doesn’t sound quite as bad! Thanks.
I did try to get quotes from PetAir when we were planning on St Lucia and they came back saying that they didn’t have the correct info and we’re getting no response from St Lucia to find out!!! So no quote!
If a big company like that can’t give me a quote, not sure what to do..
She not a huge dog(Scottish Terrier), so hopefully it won’t be too bad. 🤞
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Originally Posted by uk_grenada View Post
You could always make a holiday of the trip? Fly direct to grenada with ba [i dont think virgin take animals] then take the ferry to carriacou then up the grenadines to st vincent. It would take maybe 3-4 days but fun...
That does sound like fun, not sure how the dog would cope though! It’s going to be enough of a shock as it is ....
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