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Importing Pets into Taiwan (Paperwork, Quarantine, etc.)

Re: Importing Pets into Taiwan (Paperwork, Quarantine, etc.)

Postby Confuzius » 04 Oct 2012, 15:32

ncaraway wrote:
brightful wrote:I am trying to get everything in order to bring my cat with me to Taiwan but I am having the hardest time figuring out WHO the animal authority is in the U.S. and which lab to send my cat's bloodwork to! Any help? We just got his rabies booster 2 weeks ago and can do his titer check next week.


brightful, our vet was familiar with the process and even had the necessary forms. Regardless, I believe we sent ours to Kansas:

http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/dmp/se ... /index.htm

Best of luck to you. The process seems daunting but we (and our cat) survived! This forum was incredibly helpful.


You also need a vet who is accredited by the USDA or something to do the initial tests. You vet (who will have an accrediation number you can check to make sure s/he is legit and update) will know where to send it...and will send it. You do not send it yourself, they take the blood at the vet then send it themselves.
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Re: Importing Pets into Taiwan (Paperwork, Quarantine, etc.)

Postby Confuzius » 04 Oct 2012, 15:36

riggers wrote: The vet there called my other half numerous times to check things about the dogs. She visited them by public transport from Taipei twice and he both times gave her a lift to the station afterwards.


You mean Jack? (the vet there). If so, he's super great.
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Re: Importing Pets into Taiwan (Paperwork, Quarantine, etc.)

Postby Lapin » 29 Jun 2014, 01:54

I plan on bringing a rabbit in with me. I've been reading through all the posts about cats and dogs, and the process seems intense. According to this http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/downloads/tw_ra_hc.pdf , it LOOKS like I will just have to get him microchipped and checked out by a USDA approved vet for parasites 15 days before arrival. But looks can be deceiving. Am I really exempt from all the blood tests, etc? I am also weary of them saying "The rabbit(s) shall be subjected to at least fifteen days pre-export quarantine in raising place or in quarantine premises which have been approved by USD." Does this just mean he has to have been living with me in a clean place for at least 15 days? If anyone has any advice to offer on this I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Re: Importing Pets into Taiwan (Paperwork, Quarantine, etc.)

Postby Warren Syndicate » 16 Nov 2015, 06:18

I was afraid this was true. I was hoping to bring my pup along on my trip to Taipei. I was under the impression I was mistaken when I read it can take 3 weeks to get your pet out of quarantine? Is there any way to get around this by having your pet inspected and tested before you leave? My dog is less than 20 pounds and my trip is going to be for two weeks, I think this is unreasonable.
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Re: Importing Pets into Taiwan (Paperwork, Quarantine, etc.)

Postby ncaraway » 16 Nov 2015, 22:14

Warren Syndicate wrote:I was afraid this was true. I was hoping to bring my pup along on my trip to Taipei. I was under the impression I was mistaken when I read it can take 3 weeks to get your pet out of quarantine? Is there any way to get around this by having your pet inspected and tested before you leave? My dog is less than 20 pounds and my trip is going to be for two weeks, I think this is unreasonable.


Unless the process has recently changed, there is no way around the quarantine. This is even with inspections and tests prior to departure. In fact, be sure you have all the necessary tests done and paperwork completed BEFORE you depart. It's quite a hassle, let alone expensive. I was concerned our cat wouldn't survive the flight but she did. If anything, I expect they will be more strict now because several cases of rabies appeared not long ago. Good luck.
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