How to Bring Our Dog to Cozumel
Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:41 PM
Lots of questions, I know, but it is always so hard to leave our baby behind!
Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:43 PM
You will have to stop in before you clear customs at the office of animal and agricultural inspection and provide them with the following proofs:
Vaccination certificate showing a rabies shot was administered within one year -- doesn't matter if you got a 3 year booster two years ago. It must have been administered within on year. Also need statement that the dog has been dewormed and is free of both internal and external parasites. And you need to add the words Frontline and Cardomec (heartworm) to the meds/vaccination documents also.
So: rabies within the year, frontline and heartworm meds administered, deworming done.
Letter from your US vet stating pet is healthy but they won't be able to read this in Mexico most likely. Attached the vaccination records to which you must have your vet add all that information I gave you above. Heed my words well or you will be very sorry. I bring my dog in and out several times per year so I'm totally up on the requirements and without them, you'll sit in the airport a couple of hours waiting for a local vet to show up and readminister rabies, heartworm, frontline, etc.
I can't tell you which places take pets. However, they're no longer allowed on the beaches so no long romps in the surf for your baby, I'm afraid. Many beach clubs don't allow pets either. I know Palancar doesn't, for example. You'd be fine if you kept the pet in a carrier going just about anywhere, I'm sure. But letting them out? Only at outside restaurants.
I sympathize and always try to take my little poodle with me when I travel. But I'm not sure Coz is a great bet.
Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:56 PM
Oh well, nothing ventured...
Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:23 PM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:15 PM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:12 PM
Nope, didn't work.
OK, CZMDM, how much for renting a Jack Russell?
Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:35 PM
Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:28 AM
My other thought is to stencil TSA on her orange raincoat, let her sniff a few suitcases, and act like she's an air marshal.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:49 PM
Posted 11 August 2010 - 10:36 PM
At the restaurants you mentioned where you've taken your dog is the dog in a carrier or walking with you on a leash?
Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:10 AM
Thanks All, for the info!
Posted 12 August 2010 - 12:25 PM
Also the middle seats seem to have the widest space followed by the window seats. The aisle seats where I usually sit, the carrier will fit there but it's tighter and leaves no room whatsoever to tuck your feet around it.
If the pup fits in the carrier at the store, I'd stuff him in there and cart him around the store for 15 minutes or so and see how comfortable he is. Also at the airport be sure the dog is already zipped into the kennel when you hit the check in counter. Oh, and be sure to have a print out showing you've paid your dog ticket online because Continental loses those about 3/4 of the time but if you have your receipt, they can find it quickly and check it.
I've seen pretty big dogs stuffed into carriers. I saw one once within the security area of the Houston terminal that I couldn't imagine how she got him in the bag. He was happily walking around next to his carrier and the owner looked happy too. That was a mixed breed that had to weigh more than 20 lbs and his legs were pretty long, too. My old poodle is about that size but I just couldn't see sandwiching him in that tightly. He definitely would not be able to turn around -- even with effort.
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