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My pet is flying from the uk tomorrow and s microchip is

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My pet is flying from the uk tomorrow and his microchip is failing to work. Obviously this chip is his passport and rabies vaccination. My question is as I spend a lot of the time in and out of the usa obviously I need this problem solved asap. If he lands tomorrow can i take him to a vet and get an emergency vaccination or what do I need to do? I'm at a loss here because I'm due into the USA again this Saturday morning and I have no one to look after him if he can't go? Please help thank you. I have his passport with proof he's done but obviously if the chip isn't working he won't be registered. Thank you Peter.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

I am sorry to hear about this microchip not working. I am sure this was checked: is the correct microchip reader being used for the type of chip he has? Sometimes chips migrate; was his whole body checked for the chip, not just the back of the neck?

You should be OK on rabies; you should have a rabies certificate and proof of rabies in his passport. If you do not, you can always get another vaccination. Also, you are coming from a rabies free country (UK) so you may not need proof of rabies. His microchip is not proof of rabies vaccination, his rabies certificate is. If you have a document proving he had a rabies vaccination in the last 3 years, you should be able to enter the US.

Here is a webpage about US regulations:

http://www.cdc.gov/importation/bringing-an-animal-into-the-united-states/dogs.html

You might want to get another microchip implanted if the one he has is truly not working.

Let me know if this helps, and what else I can answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

I did not hear back from you; I hope you were able to see what I wrote! Let me know if I can help with or answer anything else.

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