What you can do about new law on flying pets
Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:16 AM
The Mexican Tourism Board is collecting call information to pass on t the Minister of Tourism who is heading up the effort with the $%&/()s that put this law in place to have this element struck down. I suggest that you all call in on their 800 number: 1-800-446-39426 (yes there is an extra digit there) and register your complaint. Tell them that you are protesting article 2.1.2 of the DGAE Circular dated May 2012.
Mexican Tourism Board: 1-800-446-39426
Dunno if you need Spanish, but here's a stab at translating...
I want to register a complaint to protest
Quiero registrar una queja que prostestar articulo dos uno dos del DGAE ....
Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:08 AM
It would be helpful if anyone has the actual 2.1.2 directive and could post it here. At least then we have something to work with.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:36 AM
But perhaps the biggest reason the airlines like this "new" Mexican government rule is revenue. The cost for flying a dog in cargo is about 3 times as much money as the cost to bring the dog into the cabin. Do you really think the airlines are going to campaign AGAINST getting that extra revenue? I don't. I think the whole thing sucks, but I don't think you'll find much support from the airlines for changing it.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:53 AM
I spoke to the Mexican Tourist Board rep. He is taking complaints. He does not know exactly how the circular originated (no surprise there), but their office is working on it. He referred me to this site below, where there is a good amount of information. Read down to the questions. He also said the MTB is concerned how this will affect tourism and asked that people call the number above to register a complaint.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:21 PM
My attitude is if you don't try, nothing happens for sure. If you do try and nothing happens, you did what you could. If something changes as a result of trying--hotdam!
We can CERTAINLY agree on that!
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:31 PM
scroll down to the bottom where there are updates on the issue and answers to questions by
MVZ. Joel Antonio Arrioja Pérez
Jefe de Departamento de Operación
de Inspección Fitozoosanitaria
Subdirección de Inspección en Puertos y Aeropuertos
Dirección General de Inspección Fitozoosanitaria
Municipio Libre 377 piso 8-A, Col. Sta. Cruz Atoyac,
Delegación Benito Juárez, México, D. F. C.P. 03310
Tel. 01 (55) 59051000 ext. 51126
Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:22 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:42 PM
I am also very allergic to cat dander, so much so that there doesn't even have to be a cat present....just the dander on the clothes of the owner is enough to give me an extreme allergic reaction. So, whenever I fly, I take my prescription meds before hand to ensure that the worst does not happen. A cat in a carrier poses no more threat to me than the owner. But, that's just me and my situation.
As someone who is married to a woman who is EXTREMELY allergic to cat dander, I am quite OK with no pets in the main cabin. The effects on her when she just sits where a cat was are not pretty. At the prices they now charge for an airline seat we should be at least able to be sure no animal dander will be present.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:17 PM
With the cat it was the same, only I used an inhaler, until for whatever reason, my system did a readjustment. Now there are more advanced products, both OTC and by prescription which are safe for allergy prone folks. PV maybe your wife should talk to her doctor about them. There are also products for cats to reduce the dander that produces the protein most people with allergies are allergic to. The one I use on my cat before I leave on a flight is called Allerpet. Friends who couldn't go near my cat without sneezing, now pet her when she lets them. However, when they pet me, they sneeze.
Allerpet/C gently cleanses your cat's hair of saliva, dander and sebaceous gland secretions which contain Fel d1, the prime cause of allergic reactions. Allerpet/C used in conjunction with regular bathing and brushes can greatly reduce the amount of Fel d1 allergen in your home. For many people, that would nearly eliminate allergic reactions completely. Allerpet/C is formulated specifically for cats and people who are allergic to cats. Non-toxic and safe, even for kittens, it is easy to use and an effective tool in reducing cat dander in your home.
Many people are as attached to their pets as some of you are attached to your kids, spouses and significant others. I found out the hard way that to leave my cat for six months in the hands of someone else was a disaster. She was a rescue cat, torn up and terrified when she crawled under my deck seven years ago. I nursed her back to health (at some expense) over several months, and she's family. After six months away last year, I came back to a frazzled cat that had spent most of her time cowering under the bed. This year she went with me in a carrier, under the seat. No one near me was sneezing or gasping, puffing up or turning blue. There's probably more dander on me from cleaning her than there is on the cat and I don't think they would allow me in pet cargo.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:39 AM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:13 AM
my 6 lb Chihuahua is allergic to all shots..he goes into anaphalectic (sp?) shock and it's a scary and expensive trip to the pet ER. Any idea whether Apis/30 could work on a dog? I'm in Miami, so will need to look around and, of course, ask Sr. Google. thanks
This is why I couldn't take him in the cabin even if were still allowed. He was given a 3-year rabies shot (I don't give him any others) last time, but I couldn't bear putting him through that agony this year now that I know what it is! (vet said it's probably the "binders" (?) that are put into all shots). I got a dispensation note from the vet and DAde County allowed him to be tagged without the vaccination.
Even going in by land, Mex does not accept the 3 yr vaccination; needs to be injected within a few days. I've heard of dogs being vaccinated at the airport in Mexico when something wasn't to their liking; that could kill my dog if there were no emergency service close by.
So, I will have to drive - after I retire and have time for extended visits.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:05 AM
Don't forget about treatment for internal and external parasites, and bring documentation for that, too.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:16 AM
Just sent you a PM
Regarding the bee sting allergy...I used to be very allergic to bee sting. I went to a homeopathic doctor for the symptom of hives and he gave me a homeopathic dose of bee sting and it cured the hive problem and also the bee sting allergy. That was 30 years ago. Two years ago, I had hives and took the same remedy and the hives also went away immediately. The remedy is called "Apis/30"
Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:34 AM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:57 AM
I don't know why we can't have special "pet flights". My medium-sized dog never qualifies for a flight now, and I too am severely allergic to cats. I know it would cost alot, but could be well worth it especially in emergencies. I've read about flights just for pets and their owners, all in-cabin. Never heard more about it. Anyone else heard of this?
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