Cat and Dog Relocation & Shipping to China
Top Tips For Pet Relocation to China
When it comes to relocating your beloved pets to China, we understand that you want to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the journey. It’s a huge change where your pets will have to deal with new experiences and new people. It’s important to prepare ahead of time to keep them comfortable and keep your stress levels to the minimum.
Here are some top tips to help make the pet relocation process a little process smoother:
Pet relocation requires careful planning and preparation. Start early to allow ample time for gathering the necessary documents, completing vaccinations, and arranging transportation. Each country has a specific set of requirements which your pet must meet before being allowed entry. You need to ensure your pet has passed their vet checks and has all of the right documentation to access China.
You also need to make sure they can get on the same flight as you, so you can meet them at the other side without delay.
Research City-Specific Pet Regulations
China’s pet import rules can vary between cities and regions. Familiarise yourself with the specific requirements of your destination city to ensure compliance. Some cities may have a “one passport one pet” policy, while others may have different quarantine periods or exemptions.
This can be a tricky process to digest, so if you’re not sure, a pet relocation service will be familiar with the different regulations and restrictions for each geographical area.
Crate Training Your Pets
Helping your pet become comfortable in their travel crate is essential for a stress-free journey. Gradually introduce them to the crate, using positive reinforcement and treats to create a positive association.
For dogs, crates are actually a comforting safe space which reduces anxiety. Getting your dog to sleep in their crate will help them to understand that it’s a safe environment.
How to Crate Train Your Pet Ready for Travel
Crate training is an essential aspect of preparing your pet for travel. Introducing your pet to the crate may be difficult depending on their normal home environment, age and current training. But there are a few things that you can do to ease this process for them.
Firstly, you should gradually introduce your pet to the crate by placing it in a familiar and comfortable area of your home. Leave the crate door open, allowing your pet to explore it at their own pace. Shutting them in immediately will cause distress.
Encourage your pet to enter the crate voluntarily by using treats, toys, or their favourite blanket. Reward them with praise and treats when they show interest in the crate or enter it willingly.
Once your pet feels comfortable entering the crate, start closing the door for short periods while they are inside. Gradually increase the duration, rewarding them with treats and positive reinforcement for calm behaviour.
Practise Short Trips
Take your pet for short trips in the car while they are in the crate to help them get used to the motion and confinement. Start with brief outings and gradually increase the duration.
Create a Positive Association
Make the crate a positive and comfortable space for your pet. Add familiar bedding, toys, and treats inside to create a sense of familiarity and security.
By crate training your pet, you can ensure their safety and comfort during travel, making the relocation process less stressful for them.
Schedule a visit to your veterinarian to ensure your pet is in good health and up to date on vaccinations. You will need to obtain a health certificate from the vet to state that your pet is in good health to travel. This will need to be within 10 days of your flight. If this time period is longer, your pet may not be accepted to fly.
Seek Professional Pet Relocation Services
Working with a reputable pet relocation service like Ferndale Kennel can provide valuable expertise and guidance throughout the process. Our knowledgeable team can navigate the complexities of pet relocation in China, ensuring compliance with regulations and facilitating a smooth transition.
Pet Relocation Documentation and Certificates
When bringing pets into China, it’s crucial to have the necessary documentation and certificates in order. Here are some key documents you will need:
- Up-to-date Vaccination Book: Ensure that your pet’s vaccinations, including rabies, are up to date. This vaccination book serves as proof of immunisation.
- Health Certificate: Obtain a health certificate from your veterinarian stating that your pet is in good health and fit for travel. This certificate typically includes information about vaccinations, microchipping, and overall health assessment.
- Export Permit: To export your pet from China, you will need an export permit. This permit is obtained from the relevant authorities and ensures compliance with export regulations.
Our team at Ferndale Kennel is experienced in navigating the documentation requirements for pet relocation to China. We can guide you through the process, helping you gather the necessary documents and ensuring that all paperwork is in order before you fly.
Leaving China with Your Pet
When the time comes to leave China with your pets, it’s important to complete the necessary steps for both the export process from China and the entry requirements for your destination country. Here’s what you need to consider:
Export Process for China
Ensure that your pet’s vaccinations and documentation, including an export permit, are up to date as per the Chinese regulations. Contact the relevant authorities to understand the specific requirements for exporting pets from China.
Entry Requirements for the Destination Country
Research and comply with the entry requirements of your destination country. This may include additional vaccinations, health certificates, or quarantine arrangements.
We have extensive experience in international pet relocation and can assist you in navigating both the export process from China and the entry requirements of your destination country. Our knowledgeable team will ensure that all necessary documentation is in order, facilitating a smooth departure from China.
Pet Relocation Services to China
Relocating pets is a huge task, and we understand that you may have questions and concerns and also be worried about how your pets will cope with the move. Our dedicated team at Ferndale Kennel is here to provide you with the assistance and support you need. Whether you require a quotation, have inquiries about the relocation process, or need guidance on pet transportation, we are ready to help.
Contact us today to receive a comprehensive quotation tailored to your specific pet relocation needs. We have the expertise and resources to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for you and your beloved pets throughout the entire process.
Our China Pet Relocation Team!
Meet Ferndale's experts behind your pet's move!
Matthew has been a vet in England and Hong Kong for over 20 years. He's an animal lover and started his professional career with charitable animal work.
Steve joined the team in 2018. Originally from the UK but has lived and worked in many countries.