Sunday, April 25, 2010

Professionals make relocation easier on your pet

Pet Relocation: Moving to a new country is complicated enough without having to worry about how to bring your pet. SLAM Panama offers superior pet relocation service, whether your pet will be moving to or leaving Panama. We work with Panama's top veterinarians to ensure that your pet receives the quality of care you entrust SLAM Panama to provide. Your pet will be met at the airport by a member of the SLAM Panama team and escorted through the airport to a private car, which will deliver the pet either to the owner or to a five-star pet hotel to await its owner. Depending on the age of the pet, SLAM Panama, in consultation with our veterinarians, may recommend additional preventative care upon arrival in Panama.

For older pets and those with serious conditions, it is recommended that the pet be rehydrated. It is also recommended that owners bring at least one week's supply of food in the event that the usual brand is not available in Panama. Pet food brands readily available in Panama include Science Diet, Eukanuba, Iams and Purina.

Bringing Pets to Panama:
You will need to provide the following:
1. Health certificate authenticated by a Panamanian Consulate within 10 days of travel
2. Rabies and current vaccinations certificate authenticated by a Panamanian Consulate within 10 days of travel

Shipping Pets Out of Panama:

The following requirements must be met before the pet will be allowed to leave:
1. Current vaccinations and deworming
2. Health certificate signed by an authorized Panamanian veterinarian

Government regulations are subject to changes. Regulations by airline carriers and countries of departure are subject to changes and must be verified before deciding to relocate with a pet.

More information is available in
Ministry of Health
Requirements for pet importation