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Old 06-29-2012, 07:26 PM
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Want to take my dog to Africa

I am planning a trip to Accra Ghana and have found a hotel that accepts pets. I was wondering if anyone can share info with me as to whether or not this is a good or bad idea? He is a pomeranian and goes everywhere I go. I have never taken him out of the country. Please help! Thank you! I dont know what to do! Torn between taking him or leaving him!
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:00 PM
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I am planning a trip to Accra Ghana and have found a hotel that accepts pets. I was wondering if anyone can share info with me as to whether or not this is a good or bad idea? He is a pomeranian and goes everywhere I go. I have never taken him out of the country. Please help! Thank you! I dont know what to do! Torn between taking him or leaving him!
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I'd check into their quarantine laws (and ours) and I will be honest I probably wouldn't do it esp for a short trip. Who knows what kind of animal diseases they have that our dogs are not vaccinated for. Not saying it's more diseased over there, just saying that the set of routine vaccines here may be different from theirs. My husband had to get a huge set of vaccines when he was going to Europe for his job and it wiped him out physically for a few days and he's a big strapping healthy guy.
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I checked the laws and he has to have his rabies (has it), a ISO microchip (has it), and has to be checked for bot flies (screw worms) prior to and 5 days before return to the US. I was concerned about some other diseases he could get that arent know due to the fact that not enough ppl have traveled there with their pets. I will be gone for 2 months. I know that he will be well cared for here but i hurt to think of him sleeping on my pillow wondering "if" mommy is ever comming back to him ;(
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Have you checked if he has to be quarantined once you arrive there? Many times it is 30-90 days. Also, upon return you will face the same thing here. Quarantine after taking him to Africa.
Not worth it IMHO.
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Thank you! I think I will leave him here! I dont want my dog to go through the stress of flying etc... I couldnt leave him if he was quarantined!!! They would have to put me in there too!
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So glad you are leaving him here! A trip from Tucson to the Midwest by plane was a very difficult experience for one of our houlas....especially when they lost her at Ohare Airport....she was in a back hall of the airport...took two hours to find her...staff couldn't ...we just walked the whole airport calling her name (felt like fools)
until she heard us and began the hound howling...There oughta be a law.
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Your poor howling houla!

I bet this little dog is small enough to fit under a seat in a soft carrier. But my first thoughts went to quarantine and then to the myriad of disasters that could come with taking a small dog to another country....

Good call, especially if she has a great safe place to stay here. It will be hard leaving her, but she won't forget you!

Happy travels. I'd love to go to Africa.
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