Whether you're taking Fifi to Paris or the neighborhood vet, you'll want to make sure she has her passport with her.
No, it's not some new State Department requirement. This passport - the Wag'N Pet Passport - is a handy booklet for keeping vaccination records, microchip numbers, medications and other useful information.
Every time your pet gets new vaccinations you can have your vet put the information in the passport.
Along with your passport purchase, you get a sticker to place on your front door to alert emergency personnel how many animals are in your home - and what kind.
Most pet-service providers - such as day care businesses, groomers and pet-walking companies - want this information, as do airlines when you send your pooch or kitty by air.
The Humane Society of the United States also notes that such information is needed when a pet crosses state lines or travels abroad.
The passports are available for dogs, cats and ferrets.
They cost $10.95 each (sometimes on sale for $9.95), at wagn4u.com or by calling 1-800 568-0821.
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