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What Should I Know About Flying With My Pet In The Summer?

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What Should I Know About Flying With My Pet In The Summer?

Summertime is the busiest period for corporate relocation as well as leisure travel. If your pet is moving this summer, be aware of scheduling concerns as well as travel restrictions for certain pets beginning as early as May.

Due to the congestion of travelers during peak season, we have begun making flight plans for summer moves months ahead of time. Please contact us as soon as possible if you expect to relocate your pet this summer, so we can start to identify optimal routing during the most hectic months of travel. We work to assure minimal stress on your pet by carefully choosing the best airlines, flights and aircraft for your pet’s needs.

With summer approaching, embargo restrictions will soon be in place for snub-nosed cats and dogs. These dogs and cats are referred to as brachycephalic breeds and include but are not limited to Pugs, Boxers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, British Shorthair cats, and Persian cats. If you have a Brachycephalic breed, heat and stress can increase the risk of respiratory issues. Each airline has their own regulations and rules for which breeds they will fly during the warmer months. These animals are best transported when temperatures don’t exceed 75 degrees at any point during transit. It’s important to consider the weather at your pet’s origin as well as the destination when scheduling flights.

Additional restrictions can apply from May 15th to September 15th for Bulldogs, Pugs, and Boston Terriers. If you have one of these breeds, remember to plan early. Alert your pet relocation counselor as soon as possible if you plan to fly a brachycephalic breed and are anticipating a summer move.
We will work with you to find your pet’s best travel options!

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