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Pet Transportation: Pets and Airplanes

  • Wed, 15 May 2013 21:48:33 -0500

Transporting a pet sometimes means that she has to travel by airplane. That's often a scary experience. With the right forethought, though, professionals can make pet transportation more comfortable for animals.


Avoiding the Plane's Cargo Area


Whenever possible, pets shouldn't travel in an airplane's cargo area. Few planes are prepared to carry living creatures in the cargo hold. In fact, some airlines ban dogs, cats, and other animals from traveling this way.


The cargo hold doesn't always pressurize like the cabin where passengers sit. That can cause discomfort. The cargo hold can also get excessively cold or hot. Again, that's not good for an animal, especially considering that she doesn't understand why she's been put in this strange environment.


Pets Travel Best With Passengers


Instead of using the cargo hold, it's best to put pets in the cabin with other passengers. Some large animals might not fit in the cabin. In that case, relocators have to make concessions. Small and medium-sized animals, however, can usually travel in cases specially built for airplanes.


This is the safest way for pets to travel, but it's often inconvenient for their owners, who have to worry about boarding, keeping track of luggage, and finding the right terminals. That doesn't even include the extra stress that owners experience trying to keep their pets calm during long flights. A whining dog won't make you any friends.


That's why it makes sense to let professional relocators take care of your pets. Relocators have experience working with a range of animals, so they've picked up tricks that can keep pets calm and comfortable during flights.


Flying doesn't have to be an unpleasant experience for your pet. With a professional relocator, a troublesome flight can turn into an interesting adventure. If your pet encounters any difficulties along the way, you don't have to worry about finding solutions. You can just rely on a more experienced person to help your pet through the journey.


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