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Postby Rose12 » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 8:50 pm

All of the above information is very interesting and reassuring. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we are considering relocating from Ottawa Canada in a couple of years.

I would be interested to hear how far/long of a trip your cats had to endure in cargo. I had had my heart set on transporting Dante in the cabin but from the above info, that sounds like it might not be such a good idea......

I'm not so much worried about the quarantine as I am about the transport. Dante is a real charmer and people cat. He'll have the workers at the quarantine station wrapped around his little paw in no time.

Thanks again for all of the great information and please keep it coming.

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Postby minminwong » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:15 pm

Well we brought our cats in the cabin from Dubai to Bangkok purely for a couple of reasons: (1) we were flying out from a country where no real information was available on the treatment of animals going cargo, (2) our cats are indoor cats and this was their first real journey, (3) I was paranoid :)

If we were travelling from Canada, US or the UK, or even Europe, I guess I wouldn't mind if they went cargo. It was a 7-hour flight (door-to-door was more like 12hours) with some turbulence part of the way but the we had the cats and their carriers (www.petflys.com) on our laps so it was okay for them.

It would really depend how well Dante travels. Our friends cat, Chippy, is a regular traveller and he's quite happy in the cabin. Chippy has since done Stuttgart - Dubai - Paris - Burgundy - Dubai - Cairo. Of course, they occasionally take him to the airplane loos and let him out for a very short walk.

Hope the info helps... :)
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Postby Rose12 » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 9:06 pm

Dante has lived a pretty sheltered life as far as travel is concerned. Unfortunately, I think he associates his travel carrier with trips to the vet where bits of him seem to mysteriously disappear (claws....other appendages.....). I think we will start getting him used to the box as more of a comfort zone and perhaps even take him for some rides in a car to disassociate the box and travel from unpleasantness and pain.

Speaking of the loo, how exactly does one handle this important aspect of kitty hygiene while on the plane?

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Postby minminwong » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 11:31 pm

Dante sounds just as sheltered as our mogs! That's why we bought new carriers so they wouldn't associate it with the vets! However pet flys are only good for cabin travel so if Dante is going cargo, this won't work. If you decide on cargo, I would suggest getting a new carrier very early on and leave it in a corner (as part of furniute) with his blanket and favourite toy inside. Cat nip might help!

As for the toilet, we stopped feeding our two six hours before the flight, and also lined their carriers with absorbent pads. If you're travelling long haul, it'd be best to check this with the airline or pet Movers you are using.

Good website to check out for IATA approved carriers and Dry Fur Pet Carrier Pads: http://www.classypets.com/Merchant5/mer ... _Code=CPTS
(Pet Travel Store)
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cat vaccinations

Postby xiaohoo » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 11:12 am

Hi all,

Wondering if anyone with experience in relocating their cat to Singapore had trouble getting the Chlamydia Psittaci vaccination?

My vet here in Beijing says it's not available. Is it possible to get the vaccination upon arrival in the quarantine facility?

Thanks

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Postby guitarnoise » Fri, 10 Jul 2009 6:28 pm

My cats got that same vaccination on arrival in Singapore. Whatever shots you don't get before departure will be taken care of before the animals clear quarantine. You will be billed for it, of course.

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Postby xiaohoo » Tue, 14 Jul 2009 1:39 pm

Cheers for that! makes me feel a lot better

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Postby hibri2 » Tue, 14 Jul 2009 3:00 pm

dont hate me, it is just that after reading this whole thread i can only think of this news item from BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8147566.stm

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