Safety tips for travelling with your pet
- Let your pet spend the night in their travel kennel before a flight so they get used to it, but if you can let them get accustomed to it for up to 5 days before your flight its even better
- Do your best to keep your pet calm – before, during and after the flight
- If your pet is older they will be fine travelling so long as they are healthy, comfortable with their travel kennel and have comfortable bedding in with them
- Make sure they have water before, during and after the flight
- Don’t sedate your pet, even if your vet tells you to. Many airlines have policies against accepting sedated pets, and will refuse your pet shipment
- Take your dog out for some exercise before you go to the airport, but don’t feed them immediately before the flight
- Check that the travel kennel is in good condition, and do not use if there are cracks in the plastic, or missing bolts and hardware.
- Don’t place any hard objects in with your pet in the travel kennel, but a favorite soft toy can help to keep them calm.
- Allow yourself plenty of time to reach the airport and check in. If you’re late the airline can refuse to accept your pet