Avoid letting the cat out of the cage, unless leashed, until you reach where you are going.
Ensure any crate is USDA-approved for shipping if you fly.
Many of our customers are envious that their pets are laying down comfortably on soft bedding in their crates, while the owners are confined to squeezy airline seats!
Pet-Express can provide strong and sturdy travel crates that provide protection during loading and unloading, and prevent your pet escaping whereas lightweight crates that some owners source from pet stores may flex during handling, enabling the door to accidentally open.
Like most parents, pet owners may be understandably anxious about transporting and being separated from their pet – especially if they have never managed it before.
Pet-Express trained and experienced Pet Relocation Specialists are happy to answer your questions, address any concerns, and work with you to design and implement a customized transport solution that will be safe and comfortable for your pet, and practical for your family during your relocation.
If you can imagine keeping your pet in a crate in the laundry overnight, this is similar to what your pet will experience while in the pet-compartment within the aircraft.
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.
Commonly asked questions include; Is it safe for pets to fly?
Air travel is as safe for pets as it is for people.
Although some highly publicized mishaps occur on rare occasions, most can be avoided if some simple precautions are followed.
It is crucial to contact your airline well in advance of your trip and discuss travelling requirements for your cat to avoid a last minute crisis.
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