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Veterinary Checklist Prompts Client Discussion on Dog Importation

June 6, 2018

If you have a client considering importing a dog into Canada from another country, ask them to book an appointment to discuss what should happen before and after the dog is imported. The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) created a checklist to help prompt the discussion. Input was provided by the CVMA’s Importation of Dogs Advisory Group.

The CVMA recognizes that education is a key element in the effective management of disease risk from importation of dogs and from the transboundary movement of dogs within Canada. For more information, visit the Importation of Dogs into Canada section under Practice Tools of the CVMA website.