Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: New, Easier Pet Importation Regulations
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in RVing in Mexico and South Amer...

Open Roads Forum  >  RVing in Mexico and South America

 > New, Easier Pet Importation Regulations

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Talleyho69

Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Moderator

Joined: 09/29/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/05/19 01:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The federal government does not require rabies vaccinations for cats, so when entering the US from a foreign country, it is not required. However, as you showed, some states require them. That does not affect the entry of a cat into the US without one because all US entry points are considered federal.

Our indoor boy, even though he travels with us, has never had a rabies shot, but he has never been outside in his 16 (so far) years.

Any pet that goes outdoors or is exposed to animals that do should be fully vaccinated. We LOVE our pets!

toedtoes

California

Senior Member

Joined: 05/17/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/05/19 02:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

moisheh wrote:

Have you ever heard of an Ameican pet spreading rabies??


That's a bit prideful. We've done a lot to prevent spreading rabies through our pets, but we aren't nearly as good as Mexico at it.

Per the AVMA, the U.S. had 4,454 cases of rabies reported in 2017. Of these cases, 62 were dogs and 276 were cats.

In comparison, Mexico had 150 reported cases or rabies with 3 being dogs and 4 being cats.

Source: https://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/full/10.2460/javma.253.12.1555


1975 American Clipper RV with Dodge 360 (photo in profile)
1998 American Clipper Fold n Roll Folding Trailer
Both born in Morgan Hill, CA to Irv Perch (Daddy of the Aristocrat trailers)

toedtoes

California

Senior Member

Joined: 05/17/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/05/19 02:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Talleyho69 wrote:

The federal government does not require rabies vaccinations for cats, so when entering the US from a foreign country, it is not required. However, as you showed, some states require them. That does not affect the entry of a cat into the US without one because all US entry points are considered federal.

Our indoor boy, even though he travels with us, has never had a rabies shot, but he has never been outside in his 16 (so far) years.

Any pet that goes outdoors or is exposed to animals that do should be fully vaccinated. We LOVE our pets!


I agree. I would add that with my specific trailer, it is much easier for one of the cats to slip out the door on me, so even if they didn't go out on walks, I'd get them vaccinated. So always consider that risk of escape (including the individual cat's personality and the RV's set up) when making that decision.

moisheh

North America

Senior Member

Joined: 05/04/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 11/05/19 06:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Talleyho> I am sorry I did not post correctly I meant a pet spreading rabies in MEXICO!

Talleyho69

Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Moderator

Joined: 09/29/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/05/19 07:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's all good. Your posts are apprecited.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  RVing in Mexico and South America

 > New, Easier Pet Importation Regulations
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in RVing in Mexico and South Amer...


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS