|Our dog, Dawson, will be flying with us this summer.|
Based on the airline that you are flying on, does your dog classify as a “cabin” or “cargo”. This is based on a height and weight restriction. There is a limit to how many dogs the airlines will allow in the cabin, so contact your airline early!
Pet Kennel Approval
If your dog is indeed a cargo pet, you will need an approved pet kennel for your dog to fly in. Again, check with your airline for approved kennels. Most major pet stores will have airline approved pet kennels for your to buy. I would advise to get the kennel early, if you do not already have one, as it will take some time for your pet to adjust to the new kennel.
Most airlines require that the pet must be at least 8 weeks old.
American, for example, requires a health certificate for your pet, if they are to travel as checked luggage. This requires a trip to the vet so that they can issue a clean bill of health for your animal. American Airlines requires that the certificate needs to be valid within 10 days of departure date.
We won’t be traveling until July, but there are some things we have already started to get so that we will have a smooth travel and vacation.
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