Sedating dogs for airplane travel

Air travel is as safe for pets as it is for people.

Your pet will travel in a special cargo compartment within the aircraft.

Medication can relieve anxiety and help your dog enjoy car travel.

In these instances you’re going to have to consult with your veterinarian for specifics.

Different airlines have different rules about whether and how a pet can travel.In fact, because of this, some airlines will not permit pets to fly during certain times of the year.For this reason, it is best to contact your airline to make sure that no risk is involved and to confirm that they will accept your pet on the flight.Elderly pets and pets with medical conditions may present a higher risk, however generally speaking, a healthy pet going onto an aircraft will be healthy when it gets off! Dogs with flat or snub noses, including Pugs, Boxers and Bulldogs, and cat breeds including Burmese or Persian are classified as brachycephalic breeds, which may pose a higher risk during transport.The hazards of air travel are usually not in the actual flying, but rather during the down time when your pet is being loaded or unloaded from the airplane, or when it is waiting. Make sure you have your pet’s documents when traveling internationally and returning home to the United States.

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