Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at
Question by Keia: What do I give my puppy to make him calm before getting on the airplane with me?
Any experiences, or advice? He’s a little Pekegnese.
Answer by Bizzytrick
The absolute BEST thing you can do is go to the vet and have him prescribe a sedative.
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Monday, March 18th, 2013 at
Question by plumeria1023: Does anyone know of a good carrier on wheels that would fit two medium-sized, one-year-old cats?
I need to take my two cats to the vet for their annual checkup, and it’s less costly to take them at the same time because I would be charged only one exam fee. I have back problems, so I am looking for a carrier with wheels that can house two. The vet is only a couple of blocks, but I can’t carry both cats.
Answer by WG
There are a couple options at Petco. They are a bit pricey but would make your vet trip a breeze. The least expensive is:
The picture shows it as a backpack but it has wheels so you can pull it. If you’re looking for more room you will have to go up in price. Some other options are . . .
There are many other styles on their website and i’m sure there are many others at different pet specialty stores. Look at carriers for dogs, that what mine were for, so you will get more room to fit both cats.
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Sunday, March 17th, 2013 at
Question by Check me out: How safe is it to fly a cat from Bangkok to Chicago on KLM?
He will be travelling from Bangkok to Amsterdam (13 hours) with an overnight stay in the Schipol pet hotel. From there he will travel from Amsterdam to Chicago (9 hours). How safe is this if he is flying on KLM in cargo? I know that KLM is one of the best airlines to use for flying pets but im concerned about the freezing temperatures at the stops and also the flight duration.
Answer by R P Cat
I have used KLM 4 times and never had a problem. At the hotel they are checked by a vet and if there is a problem the cat doesn’t go on. They will make sure it is healthy to fly. They pet and feed and water the animals while there. I trusted them to ship 4 cats at 4 different times. The cats that came here came out purring and snuggling.
R P CAT
And they are climate controlled
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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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