HOLIDAYS WITH PETS? We Have the Answer
Our cute little and trustworthy pets are so precious for us. They are like the part of the family. We always want them to be with us. But unfortunately when we travel some where we have to leave them at our relative or friends place. In this article we will try to solve your problem up to some extends. We will how can you travel with your pets.
Read the whole article if want your pet with you on next holiday.
CAN MY PET TRAVEL BY PLANE?
Only service dogs are permitted to travel in a plane’s passenger cabin in Australia, but other animals can be accommodated in the cargo hold in a pet transport crate. “The crate must be large enough for your pet to stand up, turn around and lie down in,” says Ali Webster, executive manager of freight and catering at Qantas. “It must also have a water bowl big enough for the journey that is easily accessible by your pet and fillable from outside the cage.” Dogs and cats are welcome on Virgin Australia flights while Qantas also accepts rabbits, guinea pigs and domestic fish and birds. “Visit your vet before flying with your pet to ensure.
CAN I TAKE MY PET OVERSEAS?
Some airlines such as KLM, Air France, United Airlines and US Airways will let you bring small pets into the passenger cabin on domestic flights. However, you will need to get your furry friend overseas first. Due to the complexity of quarantine laws and to ensure your pet’s wellbeing, an approved International Pet & Animal Transportation Association agent should be used if you are flying internationally.
ANY TIPS FOR FLYING?
Consider flying early in the morning or in the late afternoon to minimise the chance of heat stress, particularly if you are travelling to or from a warm destination. On the day of travel, give your pet the opportunity to go to the toilet, stretch and exercise prior to check-in at the cargo terminal. Customers and their pets should arrive 90-120 minutes before departure. Completing the relevant paperwork online in advance will save you time. While it might seem like the right thing to do, you should not sedate your pet prior to travel.
WHAT ABOUT A ROAD TRIP?
Thirty minutes into an eight-hour car journey is not the time to discover your pet gets car sick, so do a trial run first if they aren’t used to travelling by car. An approved dog vehicle restraint (or pet carrier for smaller animals) will help to ensure everyone has a safe and comfortable journey. Make regular stops so your pet can stretch their legs and go to the toilet, but keep them on a lead so they don’t run away.