Traveling With a Pet

Oct 14 2019 Traveling With a Pet BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

How do you keep your pet happy, calm, and safe when flying? Here are some tips for a safer and more stress-free flight for you and your pets.

•   Check with your vet to make sure your pet doesn't have any health problems that could be aggravated by flying. For anxious pets there are veterinarian-approved medications available.

•   Many airlines require proof of up-to-date vaccinations and immunizations, so be sure to have this information on hand.

 

 

•   The rules and regulations regarding pet travel are directed by each individual airline. Before booking your flight, be sure to check out the rules regarding pets on your airline’s website.

•   Plan for your pet’s comfort. Per most airline specifications, and recommendations from veterinarians, your pet should be able to stand up, turn around, and lie down in the kennel. Include a favorite toy or blanket to make them feel more at home. A soft, absorbent bedding can not only ensure your pet is comfortable, it can address potential accidents.

•   Practice. If your animal has never been in a kennel, buy your travel kennel a few weeks in advance so they can adjust. Include the same toys and bedding you’ll use during the flight to help ease anxiety and make the transition easier.

•   Day-of routine. It’s time to make your way to the airport. Have your schedule timed out and know as much information as you can about the airport. Our airport provides a gated, grassy area in front of the terminal for pets to use before boarding. It’s stocked with waste bags and a trash receptacle. Check out more info on our customer service page.

The bottom line: being well prepared will make your trip go more smoothly.

 

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