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Turkey is a beautiful country with lots of things to see and do for you and your beloved pet. If you’re considering a move to Turkey, Ferndale can help fulfil the entire process for emigrating with your pet, as there are some additional forms and documentation to get them to Turkey safely.

Moving to Turkey with Your Pet

If you’re considering a move to Turkey with your furry best friend, then here are a few important things to think about:

Pet Travel Documents

To travel to Turkey, your pet must carry an up-to-date vaccination card which states the last dates of their vaccinations.

We will arrange a veterinary health check certificate. This certificate is to show that you have had your pet checked over and they have a full bill of health from their vet, no more than 10 days prior to travel.

If your pet has not had a full health check within 10 days of them landing in Turkey, they may be sent home again or rejected at the departure airport from boarding. So, we will help plan ahead as soon as we know your flight date to make sure all of your paperwork is in order.

Microchipping for Turkey

Before travelling abroad to any country, your pet should be microchipped. The chip is harmless, and your pet won’t even feel it. But it is an invaluable piece of equipment if your pet ever becomes lost. It allows a vet to be able to trace your pet back to you. International borders use it to help with biosecurity and correct animal identification.

You should ensure that your contact details are up to date and that your pet has had their rabies vaccination after the chip has been fitted.

Vaccination Against Rabies

Your pet must have their rabies vaccination before travelling to Turkey. The vaccination should have been given no less than 2 weeks prior to travel. This allows the vaccination to take full effect, so that you can be sure of their health upon arrival.

Other Pet Vaccinations for Turkey

We recommend that their vaccinations for the typical distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis and parvovirus are up to date for your dog. And that calicivirus, rhinotracheitis and panleukopenia are up to date for cats.

Is Turkey Pet-Friendly?

Turkey has a number of pet-friendly hotels, restaurants and places where your pet will be welcome to take part in activities.

However, it’s not a country that is famous for it’s love of pets. If you’re planning to take a cat along with you to Turkey, it’s best to keep them as a house cat. There are lots of stray cats in Turkey, which may pass along disease or could injure your house trained kitty.

As Turkey is a predominantly Muslim country, dogs are fairly uncommon. There are stray dogs in Turkey and they are treated well by the residents, and are provided with food and water. However, not so many Turkish homes have a pet dog. This may limit the things that you’re able to do with your dog in your spare time.

You may also need to travel out of a city to find good spots to walk your dog. Stray dogs may pose a threat to your well-trained pooch and there are very few dog parks in cities where you would be able to let your dog off the lead.

Stress-free Pet Relocation

Top eliminate any concern about all the documents you’ll need to travel, seek the help of our pet relocation specialists. They can help you plan your trip, get your documents together and make sure your pet has a pleasant flight.