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USDA Establishes New Health Requirements for Dogs Imported to the U.S. for Resale

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USDA Establishes New Health Requirements for Dogs Imported to the U.S. for Resale

August 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has amended Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations to require that dogs imported to the U.S. meet stronger health and safety standards to protect Americans and Americans’ pets. The new rule ensures that dogs imported for resale are vaccinated and in good health, and required to be over six months of age.


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