Sedating pets for airline travel

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If the microchip cannot be read or found in Australia, or the microchip number is inconsistent on any import paperwork, your cat or dog may be exported from Australia.

Please seek advice from your veterinarian if you’re concerned about the animal’s age and how they may handle the journey and quarantine in Australia.

If you’re concerned about how your animal will handle the trip, arrange for them to arrive in Australia early in the week.

This will help staff settle them into their accommodation and, if required, arrange early veterinary attention.

Microchips are the only approved identification method.

Your cat or dog should be scanned at each visit to the veterinarian and must be scanned before any pre-export blood sampling.

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