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Updated on July 15, 2024 12:01 pm
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How to Prepare Your Pet for Air Travel – Make Sure Their Journey is Happy Too

Yay, your pet is travelling with you. Don’t you think it’s going to be so much easier to relax and enjoy the trip with your best friend there? But there’s something niggling in the back of your mind every time you think of it – the logistics. Secure pet transport solutions mean that your pet will be waiting on the other side for you after being in a crate in the hold. But how do you prepare them for this experience?

Getting your pet ready for air travel? Don’t fret! Here are some tips to make their journey a tail-waggin’ breeze. First things first, each airline has its own set of rules for flying with pets. So, double-check with your chosen airline well in advance to avoid any unexpected “uh-ohs” at the airport. No one likes surprises, especially when you have a furry friend in tow. You don’t need to worry about this too much when you work with a pet travel service as they will handle everything.

Your primary goal is to prepare your pet for the crate they will be travelling in. Helping your furry friend embrace the crate life is all about creating a “paw-some” safe haven for them. Give them a grand tour of the crate way before your trip, and let them call the shots on exploration. Treats and praise are the name of the game when they venture near or inside. Time spent in the crate should gradually increase, with their beloved toys and cozy blankets for that extra “pawsitive” vibe (sorry, we had to!). Introducing the crate on the day of travel will only lead to disaster.

Next, we need to ensure our furry friends stay hydrated on their journey. Some airlines may play the role of food and water police during flights, so it’s wise to double-check beforehand. If you can, fly at a time when your pet is most likely to be Zen mode activated. Avoid peak travel times and long layovers like a pro. When choosing a flight, aim for non-stop awesomeness to reduce your pet’s travel time.

When embarking on the adventure, don’t forget to pack your pet’s paperwork. Think of it as their “ruff” passport for a smooth journey. Health certificates, vaccination records, permits, and visas (if going international) are a must. Keep these documents easily accessible, just in case they’re needed along the way. Bon voyage. You’ll probably need them at the airport (on both sides) and it’s always best to have everything printed off rather than awkwardly searching through endless emails while a queue forms behind you.

Don’t forget, your furry friend might get a case of the jitters during their flying debut. It’s like their own version of “Air Paws”. So, be prepared to lend a comforting paw. Give them lots of love before and after and they’ll soon be ready for the new adventure with you.

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