cat to Halifax

Old Oct 19th 2002, 3:56 am
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Hello,
I am planning on traveling with my cat to Halifax on Monday. I got her a healthcertificate, and I also got a document that states, that she has gotten a rabies shot 15months ago. I called up Canadian costums, they told me I need the healthcertificate and proof that she had a rabies shot within the last three years. My vet pointed out to me, that the last rabies shot could have been a 1 year shot instead of a 3 year shot. I got back to the vet who gave the shot, he confirmed, that it is only a one year shot.
My question is, if it has to be a three year shot, or is the one year shot good enough, will they even ask for that? My cat had a procedure done yesterday at the vet, that made it impossible to give her a new rabies shot. She is well enough to travel, but not well enough to get another rabies shot.
I am getting very nervous about this, since I don't want to run into trouble when I arrive. I very much appreciate any advise. If you should know an answer to my question, please reply to my e-mail address [email protected]. I guess I am a bit worried not to find possible advise on these sides, since this is my very first time I ever
post anything on the net.

Thanks for your help
Uta (New York)
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Old Oct 19th 2002, 12:07 pm
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http://ww-
w.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/import/catse.shtml


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Cats may enter Canada if accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination
certificate issued, in either English or French, by a licensed
veterinarian(2) from the country of origin, which clearly identifies the
cats and shows that they are currently vaccinated against rabies. This
certificate should identify the animal, as in breed, colour, weight, etc.,
plus indicate the name of the licensed rabies vaccine used (trade name),
serial number and duration of validity (up to 3 years). Please note that if
a validity date does not appear on the certificate, then it will be
considered a one year vaccine.
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The important word here is "currently". A one year rabies vaccine given 15
months ago is not "current". The cat may be refused entry, particularly if
it looks sick.

PS - It is bad netiquette to ask that newsgroup replies be emailed to you.
Other than that, you made a fine first internet post.


"Uta" wrote in message
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    > Hello,
    > I am planning on traveling with my cat to Halifax on Monday. I got her
    > a healthcertificate, and I also got a document that states, that she has
    > gotten a rabies shot 15months ago. I called up Canadian costums, they
    > told me I need the healthcertificate and proof that she had a rabies
    > shot within the last three years. My vet pointed out to me, that the
    > last rabies shot could have been a 1 year shot instead of a 3 year shot.
    > I got back to the vet who gave the shot, he confirmed, that it is only a
    > one year shot.
    > My question is, if it has to be a three year shot, or is the one year
    > shot good enough, will they even ask for that? My cat had a procedure
    > done yesterday at the vet, that made it impossible to give her a new
    > rabies shot. She is well enough to travel, but not well enough to get
    > another rabies shot.
    > I am getting very nervous about this, since I don't want to run into
    > trouble when I arrive. I very much appreciate any advise. If you
    > should know an answer to my question, please reply to my e-mail
    > address [email protected]. I guess I am a bit
    > worried not to find possible advise on these sides, since this is my
    > very first time I ever
    > post anything on the net.
    > Thanks for your help
    > Uta (New York)
    > --
    > Uta
 

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