Flying with a Dog: 6 things you must know

Traveling has become a lot more convenient than earlier days. Airlines have helped you cut an ample amount of time for travel. Online reservations have let you avoid standing in the long queues for getting your railway bookings or bus tickets done. Hotel stays, restaurant bookings are immediately available at your fingertips. You are lucky enough to travel this much comfortably!

However, some people think that traveling solo is more peaceful than going with their pet dogs. I must remove the dust of misconception that honestly, it is not that difficult to travel with your little pup or big pooch.

In case you are on a trip with your pet dog, you must follow some predefined protocols to make your onboard experience enticing. The pet parents worry about their beloved dogs and their air travel together. Trust me, airlines have made a splendid way of taking your dogs with you, and that's the reason that too many dogs travel today with their parents!

This article is more of a guide to pet owners who should know the things when they are flying with their dogs.

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In this article, you would know everything from booking a flight to landing safely with your dog.

1. Know all the airlines' policies

Well, airlines are not too good to offer a seat to your dog! Perhaps, they can lend some space for your dog on the flight, that's true. It is advisable for a pet parent to get in touch with the airlines to know their pet policies. In the situation of you carrying your pet to the trip, online flight reservation is not a recommendable option. It is because most of the flight companies allow only a few dogs to travel at once on a flight.

2. Complete paperwork in advance

So, it is better for you to give a call or schedule a personal meeting with the airport authority and check if your dog can have a place with you or not! Also, there is some paperwork needed to get done before onboarding a flight with dogs, take care of it wisely. Airports charge an extra fee of $100-500 for a single trip of dogs. Be ready to spend a little extra for your darling dog!

3. Pack all the pet essentials

Till the end, you must be busy packing your matching sneakers and denim or what food items to carry along! It might make you lag in packing the essentials of your pet. Like you love your comfort, your dogs too! Be cautious about packing all the necessary items of your dog that makes his/her life comfy. Bag a complete set of the things that you may require on a flight and during the rest of the journey.

Bring a collapsible water bottle and a food vessel for feeding and hydrating your pooch. Take a dog bone, in case you need to give an activity to your pet on the flight! Pack plenty of dog food in the baggage so that it does not make an issue later. Carry two dog leashes, one for regular use, and the second one for spare.

Squeeze in some linen and cushions for your pet's comfort in your baggage. You might need them on the flight as well as during car travel.

4. Be aware of pet relieving stations

You must be smart enough to have an idea of the route of your flight! Along with it, you should know that your plane is going to land on how many airports! Long journeys prove exhausting and tiresome for you even, so how come your pet can get rid of it? During long air travel, you must be aware of the airports your plane is going to land, and also, whether it has a pet relieving station or not.

You can download applications that can guide you with this. Furthermore, you have an option to download the details on your phone and use it offline when needed. Research online about what facilities the pet relieving stations offer to your dog. If it demands a pre-booking and a handful of charges, go for it! Remember, how much your dog remains relieved during the travel has a direct relation to your stress-relieved journey!

5. Visit a veteran for your dog's health check-up

Airlines demand a dog certificate no older than ten days before travel. Once you have confirmed flight bookings, take your dog to the veterinarian's visit. Ask the veteran to take a complete health check-up of your dog and write a certificate of his/her immunizing capacity and sound health to travel.

Also, consult the veteran about giving CBD oils to your pup if he feels anxious during the flight. Giving sedatives to your pooch is only favorable after you have consulted the veterinarian doctor for the same. Be ready for any medication of your dog post-travel and once after returning, though!

6. Make sure you ensure dog's safety

Ensuring your dog's safety correlates with the safety of others on the flight! Taking dog beds on flight relieves the panic of your pup going out of it and making idiotic things. If you don't want to take any chance on your dog's safety, carrying a dog kennel or crate is the best you can do. Try keeping your dog tied with the leash, so you do not lose control at any time.

Packing a dog muzzle sometimes helps to stop dogs from unnecessary barking or biting anyone. Try preparing your dog mentally for the flight - that's the safest way!

Post Discussion:

You would be glad to explore new places with your most loyal friend, won't you? Utterly, take care of your dog well and let it get some oomph on the trip. Take your furry friend on a walk once landed!
Kalyan Panja