Air travel services are what you can use if you want to bring your pet with you. These services fall into two categories, in-cabin and cargo. Make sure that in-cabin pets are small enough in order for them to slide under the seat in front of you. If pets are too large to fit comfortably in a carrier then they must travel in cargo. Cargo holds are heated, cooled and pressurized, just like the passenger compartment.
Be sure that the airline will accommodate your pet and it is also better for you to check first before you make a reservation. Some discount airlines don't accept pets at all while other airlines do not take pet in-cabin. So if you purchase your airline tickets through the Internet, make sure your pet will be able to travel with you.
A reservation is required for pet passengers whether they're traveling in-cabin or cargo. There are restrictions in airlines when it comes to the number of pets they will carry so that safe travel can be provided for all. Because of this, making your pet's reservation at the same time you buy your ticket is considered as a good idea. For both in-cabin and cargo pets, there are extra charges that will be assessed.
Purchase a health certificate from your veterinarian. You will have to purchase another health certificate for the return trip if your visit will be longer than 10 days because health certificates are only good for that number of days.
It was mentioned that your in-cabin pets will need a carrier. Buy or borrow one that allows your pet plenty of room since these soft-sided carriers come in several sizes. Some of these can be bought with wheels to make transport through the airport easier; these also reduce "pet space" under the airplane seat. Unlike aisle seats, window and middle seats have more room underneath due to the seat configurations. An ariline-approved kennel is what pet traveling in cargo would need. Hard-sided, non-collasible crates what these generally are. If your pet already has a sturdy crate it may double as a shipping kennel, but do make sure it is airline approved.
Most experts do not recommend tranquilizing your pet. Pets and people tend to snooze because of the motion of the airplane that seems to have a soporific effect. You'll find that your pet will probably sleep once in the air. Having a word about training would be appropriate here. Your pet will be a better traveler as long as he is crate trained. In order to accomplish this, there are many resources that will show you how. Time spent training will definitely pay off.
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