What are your summer vacation plans? If you are planning on traveling with your pet you will likely need a pet health certificate. Never heard of a health certificate for your pet before? Not sure if you need one? Brownsville Spay Neuter will go over in detail what you need to know about pet health certificates.
This certificate basically indicates your pet is healthy to travel and is not showing signs of a disease that could be passed to other animals or to people. Certain vaccinations must be up to date for a health certificate to be issued. As part of the exam, your veterinarian may check for heartworm disease and prescribe heartworm preventative medication.
When you return home, your veterinarian may recommend a follow-up examination to make sure that your pet did not pick up any diseases or parasites while traveling.