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Vaccination schedule for international pet travel to Malaysia

Just like humans, pets need their vaccinations too. Vaccines keep your pets safe from life-threatening diseases that are easily preventable. A full course of vaccinations is a must for puppies and kittens in most countries.

Vaccinations are also essential during international pet travel to ensure your pet does not carry pathogens and diseases to the destination country. They also protect your pet from pathogens that they have not been exposed to in the destination country.

Malaysia has a set of pet import regulations that your pet must fulfil before entering the country, and pet vaccinations are an important step in the process. If you are travelling to Malaysia with your pet, here’s the vaccination schedule to follow:

Vaccination schedule for dogs travelling to Malaysia

All pet dogs travelling to Malaysia need to be vaccinated against rabies with an approved anti-rabies vaccine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The vaccine must be administered between 30 days and 12 months before the date of travel.

Pet dogs flying in from Australia do not need the rabies vaccines, as long as they have been in Australia for more than six months from the date of journey.

Pet dogs flying to Malaysia must be vaccinated for the following diseases:

  • Canine adenovirus type 2
  • Canine distemper
  • Canine parainfluenza
  • Canine parvovirus
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptospirosis

Vaccination schedule for cats travelling to Malaysia

Pet cats travelling to Malaysia must be vaccinated against rabies according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Pet cats must receive the anti-rabies vaccine between 30 days and 12 months from the date of travel. Cats travelling from Australia do not need to be vaccinated for rabies if they have lived in the country for more than six months before flying to Malaysia.

Pet cats must be immunised against the following diseases:

  • Feline rhinotracheitis
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Feline panleukopenia
  • Chlamydia psittaci

All the vaccinations must be current at the time of travel and recorded in the veterinary certificate with the microchip number.

International pet travel to Malaysia? Call the pet travel specialists

Travelling with your pet to a new country can be stressful and confusing for pet parents. Every country has different rules and regulations, and some of them are time-consuming and convoluted. The vaccination schedule for every country is different based on the country’s biosecurity laws. Take the stress out of international pet travel by partnering with an accredited pet travel agency to help with the relocation. An experienced pet travel agent can guide you through the numerous regulations and make sure your pet arrives at their destination safely and without hassle.

If you are travelling to Malaysia with your pet dog or cat, reach out to the pet travel experts at Petraveller for more information on vaccinations and a free pet travel quote.