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90-Second Financial Fix

Expat pets: The tribulations of taking Fido overseas

About the author

Kelsey Hubbard is a freelance broadcast journalist based in Connecticut. She is a former host of ABC News’ Money Matters and was a longtime host and reporter for The Wall Street Journal’s daily video business news shows.

Moving abroad is complicated. Moving abroad with a pet can be even worse. For each country, there is paperwork to fill out, medical requirements to meet and regulations to be sorted out. All of that can cost a bundle.

The minimum cost of moving a small animal internationally starts off at $2,500 to $3,000, according to That doesn’t always include some of the extras like quarantine periods and additional charges. 

But, there are ways to reduce the cost of moving with Fido, including a little-known tax deduction for some people. This 90-Second Financial Fix video shows you how.

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