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Pet Travel 101

  • September 24, 2012
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  • Fly direct whenever possible.
  • Airlines require animals to be at least eight weeks old and fully weaned before traveling.
  • Only pets in good health and behavior can fly.
  • Bring copies of current medical and vaccination records from your vet.
  • To avoid temperature extremes, fly at night in the summer and during the day in winter months.
  • Contact the airline to reserve a space for your pet as early as possible.
  • Reconfirm this within 36 hours of departure.
  • Make sure the carrier is clearly labeled with your name, phone number, and e-mail.
  • Keep your dog’s collar on. It should have a tag that clearly shows his name and your contact information, including a phone number where you can be reached during your travels.

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8:31PM PDT on May 3, 2013

These are all great reminders...thanks!

10:41AM PDT on May 2, 2013


4:48PM PST on Mar 9, 2013


7:30AM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

8:55PM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

I travel all the time with my pooch. We are always prepared, we keep extra collars, leashes, bowls, water, etc. in the car.
When flying, do not make your pet go as cargo.....if they don't fit under the seat, find another way for them to go. I have heard too many horror stories about airlines losing dogs, them freezing to death, suffocating, etc.

5:09AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012


9:54PM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

Do not trust airlines.

8:50PM PDT on Sep 25, 2012


7:30PM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

Thank you.

7:18PM PDT on Sep 25, 2012


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