Prepare Your Pets for Air Travel

Air Travel Tips

When you have to travel and take your pet with you, driving to your destination is not very worrisome because your best friend is always in your line of vision. If it’s a dog, it may joyously ride with its nose sticking out of the window while taking in all of the new sights and smells. A cat will be comfortably ensconced in its cage, uncaring about the views and sleeping peacefully instead.

Traveling by air with a pet is not as comforting. Your pets are stored in a different compartment and you are unable to help them if they are afraid or become ill during the flight. This makes having to let pets travel this way a source of worry for many pet owners.

Before you make your reservations and bring Fido on the plane with you its important to take certain steps. You first need to ascertain if the airline you are using will allow the type of pet that you have on board and what procedures must be followed that will allow your pet to travel on that particular airline. The rules can vary from airline to airline so don’t assume that since you traveled with your pet on one airline that the procedures are the same for a different one.

Before you head to the airport you will probably need to stop at the vet’s office. Many airlines required evidence that your pet is in good health and is properly vaccinated. This is for the safety of all the animals that will be on board with yours. You certainly wouldn’t want to put your healthy pet in the same area of a sick one that could share its disease so it’s only fair that you prove that your own pet is healthy.

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