|Barked: Tue Jan 10, '12 9:25am PST |
|First, I'd be double checking on the base housing. Last I heard, there were issues with certain family quarters being "no pets" and families were instructed not to bring them over until they had house keys in hand. Several families had to either re-home or send them back to the US.
Second, make sure you get the ISO compatible chip. I know that the base vet clinic will tell you that you don't need it, but if for some reason you have to fly out/back on a plane other than the Patriot Express, you will need the ISO chip.
Third, as long as everyone is acclimated to their crates and in good health, you shoudl be fine. The biggest cause of animal deaths are undiagnosed heart issues (in dogs) or kidney issues (cats) as well as animals that aren't accustomed to being in a crate.
#4 I'd use a larger than normal crate for the cat so you can fix it a litterbox and most dogs will try to hold it, but 20 hours is a bit of a stretch. Both Bretta and Scooter held it for 25 an 24 hours respectively going from Baltimore to Seoul via Atlanta... and Scooter was given the opportunity to use a piddle pad in the lav but refused since he won't go "indoors".
#5 Keep your FAVNs up to date. If you ever have to evac, Hawaii is a possibility and they don't play with their quarantine. Also, Korea will be adopting the FAVN system next December; they were supposed to start it in '11, but had to push it back. You will also need to figure out how you will handle a possible evac since you can only take 1 pet per person under NEO rules and if it's NEO, Hubby isn't going.
Lilith, depending on which PE run it is, they can stop in Alaska for fuel, which makes the trip longer. They finally started sending it to Osan (in Korea), but they have never added the quarantine staff so they can process animals in or out. Korea not only requires you to get a regular health certificate to leave, but then you have to go by the quarantine office at the airport (or a couple of days in advance) to get an additional certificate. It's pretty, but completely useless.
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