Planning to travel the Silk Road with your pet dog, cat, bunny or goldfish? Wondering if it is possible at all?
In short: yes, it is. While official websites may list up a whole raft of things you need to do, experience reports point to a painless process where the border guard just has a look at the pet, possibly the passport, and then waves you on.
For dogs, travelers have not reported problems for any country in Central Asia, Caucasus, Iran, Mongolia. Just make sure you have a passport/microchip for them if you are from a country that issues such passports/microchips, and have up-to-date vaccinations.
You can read and add experience reports in our threads for travel with dogs in Central Asia, Russia and Mongolia, and dog travel in Iran and Pakistan.
For cats, we don’t really know anything yet. Your tips are welcome in the cat travel forum thread.