Source: Vin News 

Starting August 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will enforce strict new rules to reduce the risk of rabies entering the country with dogs from any international location. This regulation applies to all dogs, whether returning from trips, participating in events, or being imported for adoption. For dogs vaccinated in the U.S., their rabies shot must be administered by a USDA-accredited veterinarian, and the rabies certificate must be endorsed by the USDA.

Dogs vaccinated abroad must have their paperwork endorsed by an official veterinarian in their home country. No dogs under six months old will be allowed entry. In addition, entering dogs must have an ISO-compliant microchip implanted before their most recent rabies vaccination. The CDC offered a webinar on June 27 to guide USDA-accredited veterinarians on the new regulations. This rule aims to curb fake rabies vaccination documents and enhance public health safety.

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