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Our oversubscribed CVMA webinar on the new US dog importation rules coming into effect on August 1 showed just how many questions are still out there about the changes. An FAQ is in the works that will help address many of these, so stay tuned for that.

The topic of this post is: why are

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I was at the airport the other day and, as per usual, there were lots of traveling dogs there too. As I was watching one dog getting lots of random attention while in line to board, I could only smile given how happy the dog and the people looked – a key reason why we

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A new bill, the Healthy Dog Importation Act, has been proposed in the US Congress to deal with a few important issues related to dog importation. 

The proposed act would require any dog being imported to:

  • Have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian “accredited by a competent veterinary
  • Canada has a long-standing requirement for rabies vaccination of most categories of dogs and cats being imported from countries not considered free of non-bat rabies.  While this requirement helps protect dogs and cats from rabies infection should they be exposed to endemic wildlife rabies that is present in Canada, it does little to prevent rabies