Flying with a dog can be daunting. Here are some tips to help you prepare!
Find out what the airline of your choice needs in terms of documentation and what their rules and requirements are. Is there a minimum age? What paperwork is necessary?
What type of passport does your dog need? What are the requirements of the country you’re visiting? Do they require a quarantine period? And what are the requirements for bringing a dog back home again?
Speak to your vet to see if your dog is in the right health to travel. Make sure they are up-to-date on vaccinations and preventative care.
Know Your Dog
Think about your dog’s temperament and how they may handle flying. In general, you shouldn’t fly with a dog with breathing difficulties, and you should know your dog’s breed and size to check if there are any restrictions.
Some airlines limit the total number of pets that can board each flight, so book early to get a spot. Try to book a non-stop flight, too.
Book By Season
If it’s warm, book flights early in the day or late in the evening. If it’s cool, book flights in the middle of the day.
Get Your Dog Ready
Make sure your dog is crate trained so they can stay in their carrier easily. Walk them before the flight to prevent excess energy, make sure their stomachs aren’t too full, have identification information, and make sure you have enough supplies like food, water, blankets, and toys.
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