Sedating pets for airline travel
If you decide to transport your dog or cat by air, there are some points to check for compliance with applicable laws, and to assure the safest and most comfortable trip for your pet.Animals traveling internationally should have a pet microchip that meets ISO standards 11784/11785.On airlines that offer this service, this section of the cargo hold is fully pressurized and heated.
If your veterinarian is not federally accredited, you will need to find an accredited veterinarian in your area, by contacting your USDA Area Office.
Arriving in new locales can feel glamorous and exciting, but let’s face it, getting there is rarely half the fun.
Even on domestic flights, airport lines, security checks, airplane air and noise, and delayed connections are stressful enough for people.
We have current and accurate information on traveling with your pet by air, sea or ground.
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