You have questions?

Here are some answers.

Will my pet be able to travel after Brexit?

We are keeping tabs on advice from the UK government. Please click on the link for the latest update on Brexit Pet Travel.

Where do Pets travel on a plane?

Pets are placed in the hold at the rear of the plane. It is part of the cargo area underneath the cabin, but it is separated and it is heated. It is kept at the same temperature and pressure as the cabin, since the captain is notified of animals on board, and will make sure of this.

Can dogs travel freely in Europe?

Cats, dogs and ferrets can travel freely between most EU countries without documentation if they have what is called the EU PET PASSPORT that is issued by veterinarians within the EU. The exceptions are entry into the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden and Malta which have additional requirements.

What size kennel do I need?

Your pet be able to sit, stand and turn-around in its crate and have a minimum of 3 inches above the head when standing in a regular position.
Some airlines have more stringent measurement requirements which we will assist you with choosing the appropriate size crate for your pet’s travel.

What documentation do I need for my pet to travel?

The documents required are based on the final destination needed. We can advise you on the import requirements for over 85 countries and will work with you and your vet to ensure that you are aware of them to ensure entry at your final destination.

Can I rent a pet shipping crate?

Unfrtunately not, Pet Travel Crates have to be purchased. The cost to return the crate to is original location would be nearly the same cost to as the flight. Crates can be purchased at a local pet store, ordered online or we have a large range of different size and also custom make them for the extra-large dogs.

Can I take my pet in the cabin to the UK?

Pets are not allowed in the cabin with the passengers. This may be possible with internal flights in other countries but all pets entering the UK must travel as manifested cargo- some airlines may allows pets in the cabin or as excess baggage on flights out of the UK.

Can I give my pet food and drink before the flight?

We would recommend that you skip your pet’s meal prior to the flight for your pet. If they are flying in the evening then we would recommend that they only have a light breakfast. They will befine for the flight, even if it is a long one- it’s only us humans that need to eat all the time! We will provide them with water for the flight in the form of an ice block in their water bowl (attached to the front of the crate). This avoids them drinking all of the water on one go, and means that the water doesn’t slosh around during check in, transit to the plane and take off.

Is Flying bad for dogs?

The following are a few explanations for concerns many pet parents have about flying dog. Flying your pet is as safe as flying yourself. However, pets are required to have a health certificate to fly. Cargo dogs are typically the last loaded on the plane and the first off to reduce exposure to inclement weather.

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