Fly With Pets: Your Options

There is a considerable chance that you may feel anxious if you are forced to travel with a pet. Making a reservation for your pet and collecting all of the required paperwork may be a stressful experience. Another consideration is the safety of your animal friend throughout the journey. The notion of driving to your destination may have crossed your mind at some point. The sole option is to fly if time is of the essence if you’re moving to a new location.

Talk to Your Vet First

Make an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as you know you’ll be taking your pet on a trip. Make sure your pet is healthy enough to go with you before embarking on a trip. Set up a follow-up visit in the near future with your veterinarian if he or she has given the go-ahead to travel. Once you know where you’re going, it’s time to find out what paperwork you’ll need to bring with you. The need for a health certificate given within the preceding 10 days before a passenger’s departure is not unheard of by airlines. For flying with pets you need to know more.

Check to See if Your Pet’s Breed Qualifies for Breed Restrictions.

Airlines are increasingly restricting the types of dogs and cats they will transport, including breeds like Boston terriers, boxers, and bulldogs, all of which are Brachycephalic, or “short-nosed.” To be sure you can take your short-nosed pet on the plane, check with your airline ahead of time to see if they have any restrictions on pet size and weight.

Get a Head Start on Your Reservations

Make your reservation as soon as possible since airlines only allow a limited number of dogs on each flight. If you’re travelling with your pet as cargo or internationally, you’ll need to prepare ahead and book your flight months in advance to ensure that all of the necessary arrangements have been made.

Get Your Pet Acquainted with the Kennel Environment.

Your kennel should be ready in advance and you should gradually expose your pet to the new surroundings. Your pet’s kennel or den training is quite similar to educating them to think of a crate or den as a safe and pleasant place to hang out.