Gauze, alcohol and bandages, plasters, elastic bands, hydroperoxide, soap, disinfectant to bite wounds. Generic antibiotic ointment to wounds. Hair removal tweezers to get rid of ticks. Clippers, syringes, small scissors. Stick to wrap rigidly a leg. Pesticides. Sandflies.
VACCINATIONS- Useful to Know – Shifts
It is not required to have a rabies vaccination certificate in Italy, but it is in certain regions. However, it is recommended that you bring along the animal’s card with which the vaccinations were recorded. An International Certificate of Origin and Health must be carried with you if you travel to the USA, Canada or Europe. This certificate will verify that the following: 1) The dog has not been vaccinated against Rabies in the last eleven months or more than twenty-days before, and 2) It has been examined on the date the certificate was issued to confirm that it is healthy. The certificate is valid for 30 calendar days after the date it was issued. Some countries have even more stringent rules. You can find out more information by calling the veterinary department. There are many quarantine periods, which vary by country and during which an animal is taken from its owner and placed in a suitable medical facility. This article explains the Italian laws.
The Nuovo Codice della Strada is the Statement of Reference for traveling by car in Italy with a dog (Legislative Decree No. 285 April 30, 1992, amended. TITOLO V – Norme di Conducto (Standards for Conduct) – Art. 169. Trasporto di persone, animali and oggetti sui veicoli a motore – comma 6 Art.169.
It is legal to transport dogs by train in Italy, provided you adhere to the rules about the train type and the animal’s size. Train travel is free for blind guide dogs, though they may need to wear the muzzle in certain cases.
Although all airlines allow the transport of small animals and dogs, each airline has its own rules. It is best to inquire in advance.
Guide dogs for the blind are allowed to board with their owners, but they must be properly placed together.
It is not difficult to bring your dog on short trips by ship or ferry. However, a certificate of health is required. Boats may have “kennels” or cages on board, where larger dogs must be locked. Smaller dogs cannot walk on deck, but they must be leashed and sleep in the cabin. Some companies also require muzzles.
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