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Health Certificates for Interstate Travel within the United States

Health Certificates for Travel outside of the United States

Health Certificates written for dogs, cats, and ferrets sold within the state of Florida

  • Health Certificates are required for sale of all dogs, cats, and ferrets within the state of Florida
  • Dogs must be at least 8 weeks of age, receive the Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvovirus-Parainfluenza vaccine, receive the Bordetella vaccine, have a fecal parasite examination performed which must be negative (no ova or parasites seen), have an examination performed by a veterinarian who is authorized to write health certificates in Florida, and receive a broad spectrum dewormer. Pending the age of the dog, a Leptospirosis vaccine may be required. All dogs over 12 weeks of age, will be required to receive a rabies vaccine.
  • Cats must be at least 8 weeks of age, receive the Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici virus, Panleukopenia vaccine, have a fecal parasite examination performed which must be negative (no ova or parasites seen), have a feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency test performed which must be negative for both conditions, have an examination performed by a veterinarian who is authorized to write health certificates in Florida, and receive a broad spectrum dewormer. All cats over 12 weeks of age, will be required to receive a rabies vaccine.
  • For more information on the requirements for selling a cat or dog in the State of Florida, please visit: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Animal-Industry/Consumer-Resources/Consumer-Protection/Pet-Law