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CDC DogBot: Simplifying US Travel for Canadians with Dogs

Canadian dog owners, prepare for US travel effortlessly with CDC's DogBot. Start planning now for a seamless journey with your pet!
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    DogBot: Travel to the US with Dogs Simplified

    For Canadian dog owners considering travel to the United States, please note that starting August 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement new guidelines for bringing dogs across into the US border. Additionally, they are introducing a new tool called DogBot to assist with adherence to these guidelines.

    These new rules are for everyone – whether you’re visiting, moving, or just coming back to the US, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a tourist or have a service dog. The aim here is to keep the deadly disease rabies, which was removed from the US dog population in 2007, from coming back due to dogs entering from other countries, including Canada.

    Why New Rules?

    Rabies is almost 100% fatal after symptoms start but totally preventable. Since it’s still present in over 100 countries, the CDC is on a mission to keep it out of the United States. With recent issues like fake paperwork for dogs coming into the country, the CDC decided it was time to update its requirements. These include making sure dogs meet certain age criteria, are microchipped, and have their paperwork in order, making the whole process of bringing your dog from Canada to the US clearer and safer.

    Here Comes DogBot

    Worried about figuring out all these new rules? Don’t be! DogBot is here to help. Tell it your travel dates and that you’re coming from Canada, and it will list everything you need to know and do to bring your dog safely into the US. Whether it’s checking if your dog’s rabies vaccination is up to date or if extra documents are needed, DogBot makes it easy.

    Not Just About Rabies

    While the main focus is on preventing rabies, there’s more you need to know about. You also have to follow the rules set by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the specific state you’re traveling to in the US. And if you’re planning to bring a dog into the US for selling or adoption, there are even more rules from the USDA.

    It’s super important to follow all these regulations. Not doing so can mean your dog is not allowed into the US, and you’d have to ship them back to Canada, messing up your plans and possibly costing a lot of money.

    Moving Forward

    With DogBot and the new guidelines, the CDC is making it easier and safer for Canadian dog owners to travel to the US with their pets. By using this tool and familiarizing yourself with the necessary steps, you’re helping to keep both pets and people in the US safe from health risks.

    So if you’re headed to the US for a vacation, moving, or bringing over a new furry family member, let the CDC DogBot guide your preparation. Being well-prepared not only smooths out your travel experience but also contributes to the well-being of communities across the United States.

    Make Your US Trip More Simple!

    if you’re headed to the US for a vacation, moving, or bringing over a new furry family member, let the CDC DogBot guide your preparation. Being well-prepared not only smooths out your travel experience but also contributes to the well-being of communities across the United States. 

    For even greater simplicity, consider using our international pet travel service to ensure all aspects of your journey with your dog are covered smoothly. Contact us today to start planning your pet travel arrangements with the experts!

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