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Animals on Planes: Is Your Pet Safe Flying in Cargo Hold?

Flying with your pet can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when it comes to placing them in air cargo. However, with the proper planning and preparation, you can ensure that your pet has a safe and comfortable flight.

One of the most important factors to consider when flying with your pet is the type of aircraft. Some airlines only allow pets in the cabin, while others require pets to be placed in air cargo. If your pet is required to fly in air cargo, it is important to do your research and choose an airline that has a good track record of safely transporting pets.

When flying with your pet in air cargo, it is essential to choose the right size pet travel crate according to IATA standards. These standards ensure the safety and comfort of your pet during their flight. A properly sized crate should be large enough for your pet to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably, without being too large.

Another important factor to consider is the time of year. During the summer months, temperatures in the cargo hold can be extremely high, putting your pet at risk for heat stroke. It is best to avoid flying with your pet during the summer. Similarly during winter months, the cargo hold can become too cold, so check with the airline before you travel.

When preparing for your pet's flight, make sure to provide them with enough food and water for the duration of the flight. It's also a good idea to place a familiar blanket in the crate to help them feel more comfortable.

It's also important to give your pet a thorough health checkup before flying. This will ensure that your pet is healthy enough to fly and will help to identify any potential issues that may arise during the flight.

Finally, it is important to understand that, flying is not suitable for all pets. Some animals may have a high level of stress during flight or may have health issues that make flying not suitable for them. It's always best to consult with your veterinarian before making the decision to fly with your pet.

In conclusion, flying with your pet in air cargo can be a safe and stress-free experience with proper planning and preparation. It's important to choose an airline with a good track record of safely transporting pets, to choose the right size crate, and to take into consideration the time of year and your pet's health. With the right preparation, you can ensure that your pet has a safe and comfortable flight."

CREATED BY: Pawspective Relocations - Pet travel Thailand

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