|Barked: Sun Nov 4, '12 9:45am PST |
|Crash, it's not that hard. When are you moving? The regulations are almost exactly the same as traveling to Japan which we've done a few times now. Have papers all lined up in case we decided to visit Hawai'i one day, too.
The most important thing to make sure now is that your dog is microchipped with ISO microchip. IF you have another frequency, it might be best to buy your own scanner to bring. If the microchip is not readable on arrival it will be a big problem for you.
The rules are listed here: http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/aqs-checklist-5%209%2013%2011b.pdf
and in short your dog has to have had at least 2 rabies vaccs, must be up to date, must have been given more than 90 days prior to arrival.
Then you have to get your vet to draw blood, spin it down, and send it to Kansas State University for rabies FAVN testing. From the day K-state receives the sample (probably overnight is best) you have a 180 day waiting period (6 months).
In short, you have to start preparing 6 months in advance. The titer results are valid for 36 months, so if you're moving in that period of time, it would be best to get things done and send over the documentation for review so you can get everything just right.
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