Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at
Question by Matt T: How should i fly my pets home?
I’m currently deployed and stationed in SC. I’m expecting to come home soon and we are trying to figure out how we are going to fly the dogs home. My wife is currently with family on the west coast, and we have 3 dogs. What are some options as far as flying pets? Two of the dogs are small, and 1 boxer. Anything information is helpful. Thank You.
Answer by Café Mocha Valencia
The cheapest – and best way for them – to do this would be for you and your wife to fly with them and each have a small dog in a carrier in the cabin and the Boxer in the cargo hold. That is, if your dogs are small enough to fit in a carrier that’ll fit under the seat infront of you. If they aren’t, then all would have to fly cargo.
You could also just have someone bring the dogs to the airport and have them ALL fly cargo. Personally I think one should avoid shipping cargo if at all possible. It’s scary for the dogs, there’s always that chance that airflow is not turned on and the dogs will be FAR happier with you in the cabin.
Airlines vary greatly with their fees. Cheapest in the States is Alaska Airlines who only charge $ 100 each way for in-cabin. Others are as high as $ 175 each way and some don’t allow pets in the cabin – PERIOD. Call and ask for cargo rates. Most are based on the size of the carrier and the weight of carrier + pet.
Note that all of them will need to be up to date on their shots and have health certificates from your vet that were issued no more than I think it’s 10 days before your flight. Also don’t just show up with your pets and expect to be able to take them on board. You have to RESERVE the spots by calling the airline as they only allow a certain number of animals in the cabin per flight.
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Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at
Question by ElCapitain: How can i make my cats more comfortable on a long car journey?
Hi, next month i will be moving house a long way away. This will involve a 12 hour car journey and im worried about how my 2 cats will take such a journey. I have taken one of my cats to the vets before and all the way she did a really weird meow, kind of like she was in distress. When we went to pick her up a few days later i sat her in the cage on my lap and she peed all over me (it was disgusting, almost threw up) and did the same meow, so she must have been scared. That was only a 15 min drive, how is she gonna cope with a 12 hour drive? I was thinking about sedatives but as they are both getting on in age (about 12 years old) i am worried it will be bad for them. Im not sure what to do, can anyone please help me? Thank you.
They wont be in the trunk coz my 2 dogs will be in there. They will be on the back seat and have plenty of room. But as i said one of them was really distressed when she went to the vet and she was on my lap so there was plenty of room for her.
Our car has a big trunk and the dogs go in it every time we take them for a walk to the park so dont worry, its plenty big and we will be making regular stops to let the dogs out. THank you for all your suggestions.
Answer by Me
The vet may have to give them something to mellow them out…
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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at
Question by Maria: WHERE CAN i FING A COMFY FLIGHT TO Nagoya international airport, Japan?
I am excited about traveling to Japan (arrive on March 23, 2013) however, the school is going to refund me 60,000 yen and according to my calculations that is 600 and some odd dollars. I need help fining flight.
Moreover, I want to also find about flights that allow dogs to travel to Japan?
Answer by Louis Irving
The dog will be your problem – you’d better check about the import regulations. It will probably need to be in quarantine for a while.
See this webpage for import regulations for dogs.
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Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at
Question by thalex: Is parvovirus contagious to a 10-year old dog?
my dog’s 10 years old, and i hav another puppy who has just suffered parvovirus. Is the virus contagious to the 10-year old?
I cleaned the house with desinfectant, but still worried.
He’s a very healthy dog, and I gave him vitamin too.
Answer by chanmckinlay
Yes it is contagious, especially for puppies, elderly dogs and those with a supressed immune system.
Make sure the disinfectant will kill viruses or else you can clean as much as you like and it will make no difference.
If your 10 year old is up to date with vaccines and healthy then you will most likely be safe.
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