What is required to fly with my pet?

Air travel with pets comes with various considerations. Options include as a carry-on (smaller pets) or checked in as cargo.  Stipulations vary as to crate size and construction, flight route and duration, and temperatures at both the point of origin and destination. Animal restrictions are common based upon animal age, breed, species, and size. Individual airlines should be consulted for specific details and regulations.

Pets need to be in good health and up-to-date on vaccinations.  Some pets would benefit from pre-flight medications to lessen anxiety.  Often a veterinarian signed health certificate is required prior to flight indicating the pet’s vaccination history and healthy condition.  International travel may require preparations months ahead. Each destination country must be examined for its own unique requirements.  Let us help you with your travel concerns.

Dr. Bob

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