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Importing dog food from the US when moving?

I couldn't find my answer in a search for this topic.

I'm wondering if there is an issue with airport customs to bring a bag of dog food with you from the US? I would like to have his regular food for a few weeks before I start looking for a place to buy the food or even a new brand of food?

Also, is it easier to bring a bag through customs when your goods are shipped over with all other household items? I may throw in another bag but unsure what customs rules are.

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I couldn't find my answer in a search for this topic.

I'm wondering if there is an issue with airport customs to bring a bag of dog food with you from the US? I would like to have his regular food for a few weeks before I start looking for a place to buy the food or even a new brand of food?

Also, is it easier to bring a bag through customs when your goods are shipped over with all other household items? I may throw in another bag but unsure what customs rules are.

Thanks!
I would pick up a large bag to send with your household items as the general recommendation is to keep as much familiar as possible at first and when you do switch food to switch slowly (a week of 75% old food, 25% new, a week of 50 / 50, a week of 25 / 75.. something like that)... so you may want to have a good bit of the usual stuff with you indeed.

Meanwhile, it is expected that you'll have plenty of food for your pet on the journey so I'd think bringing a smaller bag through customs would not only be allowed but anticipated (to the point they may give you "the look" if you don't).

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Re: Importing dog food from the US when moving?

why not mention the brand and see if any of the resident dog experts suggest whether it's available in this 3rd world country we live in?
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why not mention the brand and see if any of the resident dog experts suggest whether it's available in this 3rd world country we live in?
Yes, I am sure the European version tastes better then the US one, none of those nasty growth hormones in it...
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Re: Importing dog food from the US when moving?

We crossed via a land-border with our cats, but we had no problems importing several bags of their catfood with us. You can also do a search on http://www.zooplus.com/ to see if your favourite food is available over here -- for us, it's cheaper to buy Iams via Zooplus than to try to source it locally.
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Re: Importing dog food from the US when moving?

Hello!

The food we use for our dog is not easy to findm actually, it is originary from Canada, but we order it online from a swiss representative...if you want, check this website www.editrust.ch they carry the brand our doggie loves.

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