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Transporting Your Four Legged Friends to Mauritius

Moving to Mauritius with your beloved dog can be an exciting adventure! Here’s a simple guide to help you make the transition smooth and stress-free for both you and your furry friend.

First, let’s talk about what you need to do before you travel. Your dog needs to have a microchip that’s compliant with ISO 11784/11785 standards—a 15-digit chip that helps identify them. Make sure your dog’s vaccinations, especially rabies, are up-to-date. The rabies shot should be given between 30 days and 12 months before your journey. Also, your dog will need a rabies titer test at least three months before you move.

Next, you’ll need an import permit from the Mauritian Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security. Don’t forget to get a health certificate from your vet within 10 days before your travel, and make sure it’s endorsed by your country’s veterinary authority.

When it comes to the actual journey, choosing a pet-friendly airline is key. Look for airlines that comply with international pet travel standards and have experience handling pets. Your dog will travel in an IATA-approved crate, so get them used to it well before the trip. Familiar items like a favorite blanket or toy can make the crate feel more like home.

Upon arriving in Mauritius, your dog will have a veterinary check at the port of entry. Depending on where you’re coming from and your dog’s health status, there might be a quarantine period, so be prepared for that.

Once you’re in your new home, help your dog settle in by establishing a routine. Mauritius is a great place for dogs, with plenty of outdoor spaces to explore and enjoy. Find a local vet and schedule a check-up soon after you arrive to ensure your dog stays healthy.

Finally, enjoy your new life in Mauritius with your dog! From beautiful beaches to scenic hiking trails, there are plenty of activities for you and your pet to enjoy together. By following these steps, you can ensure a smooth transition and a happy, healthy life for your dog in Mauritius.

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