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Bringing animals to the Bahamas
Make sure you satisfy the permit''s criteria because if you do get boarde or have a problem on shore with your dog you will live to regret it. It''s easy to do it right. Your animals need to have a rabies vacc. within 1 year but not within the last month, and a vet. health cert. within the last 48 hr., I believe. The latter can be toyed with a bit; after all, it takes time to cross, and you can clear wherever/whenever you choose to make your first landfall.
I highly recommend you use a flea/tick 1-3 month treatment before you go; and don''t believe anyone who tells you sharks won''t bother dogs. We had a close call. The shark beached himself trying to grab our 60 lb dog who was wading off a beach. A rare case probably, but I wouldn''t trust allowing our family pet to jump overboard without one of us with her!