Transporting Snub Nose Breeds

February 28, 2013

Snub Nose Breeds in Pet Shipping Brachycephalic, or Snub Nosed, breeds of dogs and cats are especially vulnerable during transport.  The breeds listed below suffer from Brachycephalic syndrome putting them at risk of multiple problems related to their airway. Brachycephalic Syndrome The word “Brachycephalic” literally means “short” “head.”  Along with the cute squashed flattened face […]

Transporting Older Pets

February 25, 2013

Considerations When Shipping Older Pet Dogs and Cats Older pets commonly have metabolic and organ problems that can affect them during air or ground transport.  Knowing a bit about these conditions can help to minimize problems with these pets going on a long journey. Diabetes Diabetes is a common condition in dogs and especially in […]

Prevent Dehydration During Pet Travel

February 22, 2013

How to Keep Your Pets Hydrated During Travel There are several factors to consider when assuring safe pet travel.  These include proper kennel size, adequate ventilation, the correct bedding material, and last but not least, proper hydration.  When pets travel, especially during warm weather, hydration becomes critical.  Not only does this assure that your dog […]

Presenting for the Animal Transportation Association

February 17, 2013

This Friday February 22, 2013 I will be presenting a webinar to the Animal Transportation Association titled “Health Considerations When Shipping Small Animals”.   If you’d like to join us Register Here Related articles United Airlines Changes Pet Shipping Policies Pet Transportation to China