Sedating pets for airline travel

Can you elaborate on this aspect of dog air travel?

Booking a pet-friendly flight begins with a good deal of research if the dog must fly “below cabin.” Careful consideration must be given to the dog’s breed, health, age and disposition to determine whether flying is in their best interest.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society of the United States and the American Humane Association all advise against shipping your pet in cargo -- and with good reason.

Continue these exercises for several days or even longer until you feel he’s comfortable, then begin doing them with the crate door closed for short periods, building time as you progress.

A dog’s crate should always be a safe, happy haven.

To get started, be sure the crate is appropriately sized, which is large enough for the dog to stand up, turn around, and lay down in.

Also prepare a couple of treat-stuffed Kongs or other durable treat-dispensing toys.

No matter how well prepared the crate is, the dog must still feel safe and secure in it.

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