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Air Canada – New Regulations and Requirements for Shipping Cats and Dogs

Air Canada Cargo adheres to strict regulations for the transport of all live animals. Air Canada regularly reviews procedures and guidelines to ensure that animals travelling with Air Canada Cargo are safe and comfortable. Please note the following changes concerning travel for cats and dogs, some of which are already in effect.

Proof of Rabies Immunization for US-Bound Dogs – Proof of immunization against rabies is now required for all dogs travelling from Canada to the United States, as per a requirement by the US Center for Disease Control. The rabies vaccination must be administered at no earlier than 12 weeks of age, and at least 30 days before arrival at a U.S. port of entry. This means the youngest that a puppy can be to enter the U.S. is four months of age.

Puppies and Kittens: Health Certificate and Age Requirements – Air Canada will now only accept puppies and kittens that are at least 12 weeks of age. Younger puppies and kittens will not be accepted for carriage. A valid health certificate or proof of immunization against rabies is required to determine the animal’s age. Read the full details here

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