Cat and Dog Relocation & Shipping to Malaysia

A Comprehensive Guide to Pet Relocation and Shipping to Malaysia

Are you considering moving your beloved pets to Malaysia? Relocating pets to Malaysia involves specific steps and requirements that are unique to the country. At Ferndale Kennels, we specialize in providing comprehensive and tailored pet relocation services to Malaysia, ensuring a safe and stress-free journey for your furry companions. In this guide, we will walk you through the process, regulations, and the range of services we offer to facilitate smooth pet transport to Malaysia.
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Understanding the Process for Pet Relocation to Malaysia

Understanding the process and requirements is crucial to a smooth transition for your beloved pets. In this guide, we will delve into the essential steps of pet relocation to Malaysia, covering everything from obtaining permits to quarantine procedures. Let’s embark on this journey to make your pet’s travel to/from Malaysia smooth and stress-free.

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Malaysia Animal Permit Application

When moving your pets to Malaysia, it’s essential to obtain an animal permit from the Malaysian authorities. This permit ensures compliance with the country’s regulations and allows for a smooth entry for your pets. Without a permit, your pets will be turned away and sent back to the original country.

Our team at Ferndale Kennels can assist you in navigating the permit application process, ensuring all necessary documentation for pet travel is in order. Depending on the type of pet, their health concerns and their breeding, the form may be quite complex, so it’s essential that you ask for help to complete this correctly. Any discrepancies on the form could mean that your pet isn’t allowed to travel.


Pet Vaccinations and Health Certification

To relocate your pets to Malaysia, they must have an ISO microchip implanted, which is a 15-digit chip. Additionally, your pets must have up-to-date annual vaccinations and a rabies vaccination administered within the year and at least 30 days before travel.

The microchip will help to connect you with your pet, should you become separated on, or after the journey. They are a universal chip which means any vet will be able to use the contact details on the chip’s reference number to call you. The chip will also pull up vaccination records for your pet, so the vet can be confident of their vaccination status at any time, just by scanning them.

It’s also crucial to ensure that your pets are in good health before their journey. Our experienced team can guide you on the necessary vaccinations and help you obtain the required health certification.

If your pet doesn’t meet the necessary health standards, you may need to wait until their illnesses pass, or to get medication to minimise the issue prior to travel.


Liaising with Airlines and Crate Preparation

Selecting the right airline and arranging suitable transportation for your pets is an important aspect of pet relocation. It’s important to communicate with an airline that accepts pet shipments to Malaysia and meets your specific requirements.

Additionally, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) standard crate must be of the correct size and type approved by the airline and must be a comfortable fit for your pet. This means that it shouldn’t be too small that they can’t turn around, or too large that they can run around inside it. Our team can assist you in liaising with the airline and provide guidance on crate preparation and sizing, ensuring your pets’ comfort and safety during pet shipping.


Documents Endorsement and Acceptance

To ensure a smooth entry into Malaysia, it is vital to have all necessary documents endorsed and accepted by the local and Malaysian authorities. Our experts are well-versed in the documentation requirements and can guide you through the process, ensuring that all paperwork is completed accurately and in compliance with regulations.

Quarantine Procedures at Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station

Pets arriving from certain countries, such as Hong Kong, may undergo quarantine upon arrival in Malaysia. Many countries have mandatory quarantine that could range from five days to 30 days. Malaysia has three quarantine centres for cats and dogs, and all pets needing quarantine must fly into these cities only. Quarantine facilities are available at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang, Penang International Airport and Padang Besar. 

If you are planning to travel to Malaysia with your dog or cat, here is what you should know about pet quarantine in Malaysia.

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  • Rules and Guidelines for Visiting Your Pets at Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station

Pet owners and authorised people can visit their pets every day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. All visitors must follow the quarantine station’s rules and regulations. Before visiting, you must sign in at the quarantine station and receive a visitor tag. If you want someone other than family members to visit your dog or cat, please notify your Pet Relocation Coordinator in advance so that Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station is aware.

  •  Accommodations at the Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station

The Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station provides comfortable accommodations for your pets. Dogs are rotated between a 40-meter indoor area and a similarly sized covered outdoor area. There is also a modern cattery where cats can stay. Every enclosure is cleaned daily. AC rooms are also available, but there is a limited supply, so you must book in advance.

  • Food Facilities at Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station

The Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station offers comprehensive food facilities to ensure the well-being of pets during their stay. The station provides food during quarantine, accommodating special dietary needs if the food is available locally. For pets requiring a special diet, owners must procure it in Malaysia and supply it to the station. 

  • When Pets Are Released From Quarantine At Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station

Once your dog or cat has completed their quarantine successfully and shows no signs of disease or infection, they will be released from the quarantine centre. Remember to collect the Quarantine Certificate issued by the quarantine centre before collecting your pet.

Ferndale Kennels: Your Trusted Partner for Pet Relocation to Malaysia

With our extensive experience in pet relocation services, Ferndale Kennels is dedicated to providing comprehensive support for your pet’s journey to Malaysia. Our services for pet shipping to Malaysia include:

  • Malaysia-specific pet relocation solutions tailored to your unique requirements.
  • Veterinary consultations and assistance to ensure your pet’s health and well-being.
  • Logistics management, including transportation arrangements and documentation.
  • Guidance on crate selection and acclimatisation for a comfortable journey.
  • Assistance with Malaysia animal permit application and document endorsement.
  • Expertise in navigating quarantine procedures at Kuala Lumpur Animal Quarantine Station.

Relocating your pets to Malaysia requires careful planning, adherence to regulations, and attention to detail. With Ferndale Kennels, you can rely on our expertise to handle every aspect of your pet’s relocation. 

From obtaining the necessary permits to ensuring proper health certification, logistics management, and comprehensive support, our dedicated team will ensure a seamless and stress-free journey for your furry companions. Contact Ferndale Kennels today to begin your pet’s hassle-free relocation to Malaysia!

Ferndale Kennels has long experience providing pet transport service to Malaysia and will be happy to help you with all aspects of your move.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a permit to relocate my pet to Malaysia?

Yes, you will need an animal permit from the Malaysian authorities to relocate your pets to Malaysia. This permit ensures compliance with the country’s regulations and facilitates a smooth entry for your pets.

What are the vaccination requirements for pets relocating to Malaysia?

Pets relocating to Malaysia must have an ISO microchip implanted, up-to-date annual vaccinations, and a rabies vaccination administered within the year and at least 30 days before pet travel.

Are there any specific requirements for transporting pets via air to Malaysia?

Transporting pets via air to Malaysia have specific requirements, including the type of crate used, airline regulations, and documentation. Ferndale Kennels can assist in liaising with airlines and ensuring compliance with all relevant requirements for transporting pets via air.

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