Air travel dogs sedating

09 Feb

Pets up to approximately 75 pounds can travel as checked baggage when accompanied by a passenger.

These common sense steps will help to ensure a safe trip for your pet when they cannot travel with you in the cabin.

If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.

If you are flying to Hawaii or internationally, you will need additional forms and possible blood tests, flea treatments, etc for your dog.

Be sure to visit your veterinarian at least two to three months before your departure date to prevent any hold ups with travel.

It’s a little hard to see why they can’t improve their record with companion animals, especially when you consider that, unlike children, animals are obliged to travel in closed containers.

If you want to fly with your dog, consider her behavioral health, her physical health, and her comfort.

Often times these dogs will be prescribed a sedative that is safe for airplane travel.

Eva Evans, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a pet insurance agency for dogs and cats. Traveling by car or RV is simple, but flying your pet on an airplane can get tricky!

As pets become more like family members, they are joining their human comrades during travel at an increasing rate.

After the initial excitement of the trip to the airport and handling during loading, the dog might revert to a quiet resting state in the dark cargo hold. Use conditioning – not chemicals – for safe travel, says Victoria Lukasik, DVM, a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist.

“Tranquilizers, the most popular being acepromazine, interfere with cardiac function and promote heat loss,” Lukasik says.