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Pre-Flight Checklist For Your Pet

Flying your pet in the cargo is a breeze when you’re well-prepared and informed! Use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need for the purr-fect trip:

Checklist and Reminders for your Pet’s Flight in the Cargo:

  • –All necessary vaccinations and documentation
  • –ID tags
  • –Pet license
  • –Ensure your pet is microchipped
  • – IATA compliant crate – your pet should be able to sit, stand and turn around comfortably, and there should be at least 3 inches of headroom (see our crate measurement guide)
  • –Lavender spray to help soothe and calm your pet
  • –A frozen water bowl is an excellent idea for long cargo flights
  • –A favorite soft toy or t-shirt that has your scent. Puppy pads or shredded paper are also great for cargo flights
  • –Pet supplies (leash, poop scoop, bags, treats) to be kept with the person meeting them at their final destination

Additional Pre-Flight Tips for a Smooth Flight:

  • –Keep your pet’s routine as close to normal to prevent stress
  • –Make sure they are comfortable in their crate
  • –Be sure to give your pet a pre-flight workout – tire them out so they sleep soundly in the air

Putting your furry friend on a flight can be a stressful ordeal if you’re not organized, but should you follow the checklist above, you can relax knowing your pet has everything they need. For additional peace of mind, we recommend working with a pet travel specialist who can help make sure you meet all of the necessary flight requirements. Here at Airpets International, we are professional pet travel experts who keep up with the unique industry regulations, requirements and changes, so you don’t have to.

Request an Estimate

For additional security and safety, we ensure that we have established relationships with all major airlines to give you the best options and flexibility when planning your furry friends traveling needs. So, the next time your pet needs to go on the move, reach out and we’ll provide a free estimate. We look forward to providing them with a safe first-class travel experience.