Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at
Question by Lauren K: Which airlines dont make pets STAY in thier carriers?
I am going to be flying in June with my puppy she is 14 weeks now…And I just want to know which airline would allow me to hold her and not keep her in her carrier. Or atleast let my pet her in her carrier. Cheap airlines. I will be staying in th U.S.A if that matters…10 pointss to best answer thanks!
Answer by RoofingPrincess
There aren’t any. Not everyone loves your pet as much as you do, and the airlines have to think about the other passengers’ comfort and safety. There are tales of people who (against the rules) took their pet out of the carrier, and it got away from them and was running up and down the airplane under the seats.
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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at
Question by RoseofSharon: Has anyone used a pet airline where they are flown in the main cabin? What was your experience?
We live in Wisconsin, and getting a pup from NewJersey. In this winter weather, I am afraid to chance driving. I have heard horror stories about pets being flown in cargo. I have been told that you can request a pressurized cargo in some airlines. I also have read about an airline that actually is only for pet travel and they have kennels right in the main cabin instead of seats. I am looking for people with experience with flying their pups and suggestions.
Answer by snowbird552002
Just recently I read about an airline that caters only to pets, called Petairways- Sorry to say that all the reviews were NEGATIVE- When pets are sent by scheduled airlines in their cargo section, trust me they do not have problems , the only problem is if your pet is a pug or those pets like persian cats who have flat faces they suffer from respiratory problems and when its on high altitude they do tend to suffer and some also do not make it, depends on the travel time- Aircrafts are pressurised even caro sections
If who ever is sending the pet via a scheduled airline they will have guidelines as to the pet carriers, and a bottle suspended from the carrier for drinking water- I am not sure as u have not mentioned who it is that is sending the puppy, friend or a breeder, but normally the pup is just given a lick of a vitamin called HI CAL, this is to keep its strength up and not let it pee or do its business for the duration of the flight-A warm blanket, a toy etc are always kept in the carrier-Make sure that whoever is sending the pup , also has the the pup covered with a jacket or coat to keep it warm in the flight
The flight time from New Jersey to Wisconsin is not that long so be relaxed He will be safe-
I have flown my pooch real long distances, from Europe to Canada, from Canada to Singapore ., all about 16 hours ++ and all were fine.
All the best -and Enjoy your new pooch
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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at
Question by Dodie: My dog survived distemper but now is fearful, how do I build confidence?
I rescued a puppy from my crappy neighbors at the beginning of the year and found out on Jan. 20th that he had distemper. My vet suggested an experimental injection series over a 24 hour period that seems to have worked. Unfortunately he seized for almost 2 days straight. He now has vision problems and is having trouble connecting what he hears and sees to what it really is. He really just walks back and forth and trots by every once in a while. This is amazing in and of itself since he was just diagnosed 10 days ago and is now eating and drinking and walking on his own. Anyone that has ever experienced a dog with distemper will understand. He remembers what I had just taught him before he got sick which is to use the pad to go to the restroom, both #1 and #2. We are lucky with that. The issue that we are dealing with now is that he is very fearful, especially of me!!! I have been his primary caregiver since we got him and we had become very close and even slept together where my 5 year old has always slept in his carrier just for consistency. I just felt this guy needed a little more from me even before he got sick. I know it will be long road to get him back if he ever gets there after seizing for 2 days straight but I just don’t want him to fear me. I wonder is there is any way to try and fix that or should I just give him time and he will figure it out on his own?
The doggie in my profile pic is Rufus, the distemper survivor
Answer by JMuth561
1. Cute dog
2. Dogs that have been treated badly tend to become fearful of humans after they recover from trauma and other conditions. Your best bet would be lots of love and attention from you. Be sure to spend a lot of time in contact with him. He will grow more comfortable around you in time.
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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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