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It's not legal to sell cat meat in Switzerland, neither raw nor cooked. The Swiss Regulation of the Confederate Department of Interior on food of animal origin, article 2 has a list of animals of which the meat can be sold or distributed as food. It is therefore unlikely that you will find a restaurant catering with cat meat. If there are any, they are at ...


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I spent about half the day yesterday booking my flights. Here is the info I found: Airlines that do not allow in-cabin pets on transatlantic flights: American, Continental, U.S. Airways Airlines that do allow in-cabin pets on transatlantic flights: Delta, Lufthansa, United These are personally verified by calling the airlines, and by taking my dog to ...


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Being in Japan, anything cute you ask for will most likely exist in much more animation formats than real life versions. So be prepared for a definite shortage of real cats here. While there are 2 cat-themed amusement parks, one a bit far away from Tokyo and one a bit closer (this stuff is not only reserved for mice), there are also several ...


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The most useful single reference seems to be the "Pets: Cats, Dogs and Ferrets" page of the German Missions in the United States, followed by the USDA's page titled "Taking Your Pet to a Foreign Country". In summary: The microchip must meet standard ISO 11784 or ISO 11785 for identification purposes. The microchip must be implanted before the rabies ...


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The information you need is on the website of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, who are responsible for all live animals that enter the country in the company of people, whether as companions or otherwise. They have specific advice for dogs. I filled out the form there assuming your dog is over eight months old (since you didn't say puppy) and it says the ...


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It appears that the requirements to import a cat to the U.S. may not be too onerous. The guidelines I have found for importing cats to the United States seem to indicate that they must simply be healthy; it appears there may be surprisingly little paperwork involved. I just called the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Animal and Plant Health ...


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It might be these 'no dog' signs Mayo mentioned are well hidden then, because I know a lot of restaurants in Amsterdam that definitely would not be fine with you going in there with a dog, but I have rarely seen signs being put up that you shouldn't enter with a dog (though I have seen a couple). Either way, as far as restaurants go: on the terrace dogs tend ...


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There is no changes in rules, because the carrier is the same - RZD. About the dog transit rules: You must have all medical information about pet, and you must pay for additional ticket. Also you must honor the sanitary rules in the train you are using. There are two options for this transit - and it depends on size of the dog. For small dogs the rules ...


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Not strict at all! When I showed up to the gate with my dog in her soft-sided carrier, the Lufthansa representative didn't even look at it; she only asked me how much it weighed. The carrier I used was the "Bergan Comfort Carrier Soft-Sided Pet Carrier" in the "large" size. It worked perfectly, and fit under the seat without any problem. It also fit ...


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By default, if you don't see a 'no dog' sticker, your dog will be allowed into restaurants. Dogs are not allowed in any of the major museums or churches but are allowed pretty much everywhere else. (source). From same source: Dogs of any size are allowed on the public transportation system including trams, metro, busses and trains. Dogs are allowed ...


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The big question mark is how well your dog travels. We've got a dog that will just curl up and sleep for as long as we choose to travel - she's done 14 hour non-stop trips with no issues - but I also know dogs that whine incessantly without regular (three hourly or so) stops to relieve themselves and/or have a walk around. This will significantly affect ...


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The UK has requirements for bringing pets into the country which, while stringent, are fairly easy to meet. As long as you have all your pet's documentation in order, it will not be quarantined or refused entry. The following is a brief summary: If your pet already has an EU pet passport, then you need do nothing but keep rabies booster shots up to date. ...


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Several hotels in the area listed on Trip Advisor as "pet friendly" but only accept dogs. Blatant discrimination! La Quinta JFK accepts cats and there is no surcharge.


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Every airline will have its own policies, so contact your airline and ask. Airlines regularly transport all sorts of weird creatures, up to and including a herd of elephants, so they'll be happy to advise you how to deal with a tarantula.


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I can't say definitively that animals are not allowed however: Animals are not allowed in tents - Official Oktoberfest website Dos and Don’ts inside the tents You may not take food or beverages into the tents. You can take cigarettes with you, but it's forbidden to smoke inside the tent. Of course also any kinds of weapons are not allowed. ...


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United will only accept Transatlantic pets onboard in the Cargo Hold. United will allow small domestic cats/dogs in cabin but you must be in Economy and seated by a window. No in cabin pets allowed in Business/1st Class, due to inadequate seat configurations for under seat storage[747/757/767/777]. Air France does accept in-cabin pets for crossing the ...


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It looks like United will, but you would have to double-check as they mention on another page that certain planes and routes cannot accept pets in-cabin. United fees for pets General United information on pets


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You didn't mention what type of vehicle you're using. I just got back from a 18 hour trip in a car. I bought a Solid Foam Microfiber Backseat Extender from Amazon that goes on the back floor between the back and front seats. Amazon says it's currently out of stock but the link for it is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003X22GDG I then put his foam dog bed ...


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No, you cannot take a 25 lb dog in cabin on flights to Europe. The UK specifically bans in-cabin dogs as part of their quarantine requirements, but all other carriers have a weight limit (generally dog plus container) less than the weight of your dog, topping out at around the 6-8 kg or 13-18 lb mark. More references here.


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It depends on which trains you're using, as they differ from service to service. A full writeup on the various rules covers much of this. I'll try and summarise: Sun and Ski Thalys - only guide dogs Thalys - small and guide dogs = free in a basket. Bigger dogs = buy a ticket. TGV - yes, but must buy a ticket and be in a box or muzzled and on a leash. ...


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I do not have experience travelling with a dog in cabin during a transatlantic flight. However I did it with a cat. We did it once on a Paris-Montréal with Air France and once on an Ottawa-Frankfurt with Air Canada. In both cases they did check that the weight of the cat + his cage was below the limit fixed by the company, however they did not measure the ...


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Since this answer hasn't seen much love here, I'm cross-posting answers from the linked FlyerTalk forum post made by OP. While not an answer specific to Lufthansa, one poster states: Most carriers are extremely lenient with soft side carriers as they can be squeezed in spaces that a hard sided carrier will not fit in. In fact AA even mentions ...


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Yes there are a number that allow small pets in the JFK area. Try Travelocity which has a 'Pets allowed (conditions apply)' check box. Be sure to check the conditions- in my experience some hotels levy exorbitant 'cleaning fees' when a pet stays- for that price the pet could have dysentery and be doing somersaults and they'd still come out ahead.


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Animals are treated the same as carry on baggage. They must be in their carriers (except for service dogs which travel under their own power) for take off and landing. Then once in flight they can be taken out of their carriers. But roaming freely through the cabin would likely be frowned upon by most airlines and by most cabin attendants and most ...


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Generally speaking, you can go to http://9292.nl/ for any itinerary with public transports in the Netherlands. One useful trick is to enter the postal code (3198 LG according to the P&O website) as point of departure or destination. In the Netherlands, a postal code corresponds to a specific street (and not a town or part of a town), so you can use it to ...


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Consider uShip - they allow shipping of pets. Of course the price will depend on the weight of the cats, and other details, so I couldn't price it exactly. From Wiki: Transportation service providers on uShip place competing bids for the right to haul a customer's shipment. The site's reverse auction format aims to reduce the cost of shipping ...


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Check out foXnoMad's blog post about it here and here. It's a two part topic and I would quote it here but there's too much so check it out at his blog. The links probably won't die since it's a quite popular blog.


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If you haven't seen this page yet, check this one out. There seem to be few requirements to exporting cockatiels from the US, because as you said, they aren't CITES-listed. At a minimum, you'll have to get a veterinary health report usually within 30 days of travel and you'll need this report if you want to bring the birds back into the US. There are also ...


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If you are flying in and out of Russia on Aeroflot and if your pet is traveling with you in the cabin or as checked baggage and if your layover is less than 2 hours, then you will transit the airport and not enter Russia. If your layover in Russia is over 2 hours, then you'll have to re-check your pet, so you'll have to comply with Russian import ...


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Travelling with Pets on Indian Railway The Indian Rails Rules for Luggage regulate the carriage of birds, without mentioning parrots explicitly. The sender (i.e. the OP in our case) must fill in a Forwarding Note, as specified in Section 64 of the Railway Act, providing details on the animals. These include declaring the value of the animals in order to ...



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