Is Flying My Pet Overseas Safe?

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Whether you’re moving overseas with your pet or taking your cat or dog on a holiday, for most people, the main concern is ensuring their furry pal is safe. As a pet owner, your companion is safe should come first, and this means finding out about whether it is actually safe flying a pet overseas. See some advice on pet transport, especially dog transport.

Lower Their Stress Levels

One of the main objectives of flying a pet safely overseas is to minimise its exposure to stressful situations or environments. A non-stop flight means that your pet will be moved a very limited number of times and so it won’t have to continually adjust to new surroundings. Keep in mind that not all pets are in the right condition to travel, which is one of the reasons your cat or dog should receive a full check up before they fly. Some destinations are also not direct.

Another good tip that we recommend to our clients is placing a piece of your clothing into the crate with the animal. The smell of something familiar often helps to relax and should reduce their levels of stress.

Preparing the Animal for the Flight
Many people assume that they can use sedatives to ensure their animals are calm. This is not what we recommend and it is best to consult with your Vet beforehand to ensure it is the best option your pet.

Always give them a high carb meal and a lot of water the day before the flight. Keep in mind that feeding the animal within four hours of their flight could end up increasing the likelihood of nausea arising during the flight and the chance of them messing the crate.

Aeropets can assist choosing a well-ventilated crate and ensuring there is only one animal per container. A great way to ensure that a pet stays cool is by timing the flights properly, early morning flights tend to be the best option.

Aeropets® is a pet transportation company that prides itself on the quality service that it provides to those looking to relocate without the stress that is usually associated with a big move. While offering reliable pet travel advice and quality customer service, every pet is a priority to the team at Aeropets.

DIY Pet Relocation vs Hiring Aeropets®

Whether you’re thinking about or have made the decision to relocate to another state/country and you own a cat or dog, you will need to think about hiring a pet transport company. There are, of course, many benefits to having a pet relocation company take care of everything, but it might be worthwhile for you to take the time to weigh the pros and cons before making your final decision. It’s always good to research first on the best cat or dog transport company.

Experience & Knowledge
Every country tends to differ with regards to their animal import requirements and so it can be difficult obtaining all of the right information concerning your big move without the help of experienced professionals. When a client contacts us for the first time, we will ask a few questions about your pet and your destination before putting together a firm action plan. We have the experience and knowledge of what needs to be done, so you can sit back and relax with the knowledge that your pet is in good hands.

Increased Safety
One of the main concerns that our clients have is the safety of their pet and so they often want to take as many steps as possible to try and increase the security of their furry friends as they go on this big adventure. We are experience and know how to minimise any associated risks. Some recommendations for keeping your animal safe on long flights include securing a well-ventilated crate and ensuring that the animal flies at the coolest times during the day. We can arrange this on your behalf.

Doing the Hard Work
We will provide an outline all the requirements before submitting all of the paperwork for the import permits and kenneling services. You won’t have to ask endless questions, we know who to approach and when so that this process is a smooth as possible.

Providing Support to Owners & Pets
An interstate or international flight isn’t just daunting for a pet; it can be a big strain on the owner. We will take the time to make sure you understand what the flight will entail, as well as receiving guidance and reassurance from us during this time. Our clients only deal with one or possibly even two consultants throughout the entire duration of their move, which means that our clients can become fairly comfortable with the person who will be transporting their pet.

Aeropets® is a pet relocation team based near the airport on Brisbane’s North. The team of professional pet travel consultants prides itself on professional service, with reliable advice that will help pet lovers relocate with their pets without the stress that is usually associated with a big move.

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