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Pet Travel Advice: Air Travel With Big Dogs

Friday, December 2, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

rhodesian ridgebackHow to Travel by Air With Large Dogs

Hi PetRelocation,

My dog is just over a 100 lbs, and I am having a hard time finding an airline that will fly a dog that large. Are there any airlines that you recommend?

Thanks,
Ashlee




Hi Ashlee,

Great question! We know that pet travel with large dogs can be somewhat challenging, so we're happy to share our experiences and advice with you.

First, take a look at this recent blog post we wrote about moving big dogs. You'll see that you may need to buy a custom...

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Pet Travel Question: Layovers and Pet Flights to Asia

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Pet Friendly Airlines for Pet Travel to Asia

 

Hi PetRelocation,

Do you recommend booking a long (21 hrs) direct flight for a nervous dog or is it better to book a layover?

Do you have an airline you recommend that flies US to Asia?

-Risha


Great question, Risha! It might surprise some people, but we do generally recommend booking a layover in order to give pets a chance to stretch their legs and spend some time outside the travel crate. Though it will make the overall trip a bit longer, we believe...

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Veterinary Paperwork for Dog Transport to the UK

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Dog Travel to the UK: Can You Use More Than One Vet for the Paperwork?

Hi PetRelocation,

Are you allowed to start the pet transport process with one vet and finish with another? I live in Los Angeles and I would like to drop my dog off in Charleston, SC with my family so I can be with my husband sooner.

They would finish the process there. Is there a rule against that?

-Carrie


Hi Carrie,

Thanks for your inquiry! First, for reference take a look at the most up-to-date International Import Requirements...

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How to Keep Pets Warm When Traveling

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

cat with a scarfTips for Keeping Pets Warm During Winter Travel

If the winter weather has you worried about comfort levels during pet transport, here are some tips for keeping your furry friends toasty and comfortable during their pet shipping experience.

Use a pet friendly airline.

We can't repeat this enough -- using pet friendly airlines is the best way to make sure that your pets are kept in climate-controlled, pressurized conditions for their entire trip. This is not only important in the summer months, when...

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Bringing Cats to Australia: Bandit's Move Story

Monday, November 28, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Bandit the cat in AustraliaIncredible Experiences: Bandit's Move to Australia

I did a decent amount of research before moving forward with PetRelocation.

I asked friends which companies they had used, and also posted on online forums used by Australians in the US to seek advice. In the end, it came down to both affordability and my feelings towards the people I was dealing with.

I warmed to Meagan at the beginning, and when I had some concerns she had me jump on the phone with Linda Smith to iron out any...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats from Canada to the UK

Monday, November 14, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi,

What forms do I need? Where can I get them and print them to take to the vet? And what does each cat need to have by law?

Thank you,

Pamala

 

Hi Pamala,

Thank you for your questions! Here is an overview of the pet import requirements for the UK. As you'll see there, in addition to microchips and rabies vaccines, you'll need an official veterinary health certificate (which your vet should be able to give you).

Additionally, you will need to have these certificates endorsed by the Canadian government...

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Incredible Experiences: Three Pets Move to the UK

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

daisy and dolly"PetRelocation made a stressful move so easy!"

When I found out I had the opportunity to move to London, UK to advance my career, I was excited but incredibly nervous. I knew I could never leave my two dogs and my cat behind in the United States (Atlanta, GA). My pets are a part of my family; they are my children and they mean the world to me! Moving without them was not an option.

Before I even accepted the job offer, I began researching options to move my pets abroad. To say that I was nervous...

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Pet Travel Question: Exporting a Dog From Vietnam

Sunday, November 6, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello, how are you? I bought a pet while I was on vacation and I wanted to transport him to the United States.

Can you tell me what steps I need to take to do this?

Thanks,
Justin



Hi Justin,

We're doing well, thanks for asking! To move a pet to the United States, you'll need to meet a few basic requirements that include acquiring a health certificate and making sure your dog has been vaccinated against rabies.

Check out the United States pet import rules, and we also recommend that you start...

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Safety Tips for Flying Internationally with a Pug

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

PugPug Air Travel Advice

Dear PetRelocation,

My husband is hoping to get a job teaching at an international school next year. However, before he thinks about looking for a job, we want to know if it will be possible to relocate our 24 lb Pug abroad?

His height, length and weight exceed all maximums for traveling in the airplane cabin, but we have heard horror stories about sending a Pug in cargo. He is extremely sensitive to heat and can easily become stressed.

Is there any way that I will be able to...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Pets from Brazil to the US

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Planning Pet Travel to the United States From Brazil

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I would like to know what companies can move my pets for me, and what is the documentation required to bring them to the United States. Thanks a lot!

-Ana Cristina



Hi Ana Cristina!

Thanks for your question. For your information, here are the pet import requirements for the United States. This country has some of the easier rules for importing pets, so primarily you'll need to focus on acquiring the International Health...

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Pug Travel Story: Aggie's Relocation to Japan

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Aggie the pugIncredible Experiences: The Challenges of Dog Shipping to Japan

We just moved to Okinawa, Japan and had to leave our Pug, Aggie behind due to flight restrictions and quarantine. 

It was so hard to leave her, she is part of our family and it's not complete when she's not with us. I looked at the process of importing her to Japan when we first found out we were coming here. I just stared at the requirements and cried because there was so much to do. It scared me.

I thought that I would mess it up and...

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Exploring The Heathrow Animal Reception Centre

Friday, October 28, 2016 by Pet Friendly Airports

heathrow animal reception centreIn order to meet the pet import rules of the United Kingdom, all pets entering or re-entering the country must pass through one place: the Heathrow Animal Reception Center (HARC). It can be hard to know what to expect from facilities like this, but luckily there is quite a bit of information out there if you know where to look.

To save you some time, we've compiled several details about the HARC so that families transporting pets to the United Kingdom will know what to expect. Hope this helps!

Firs...

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Should Pets Be Sedated During Air Travel?

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Pet Sedation During Air Travel -- Is It Safe?No Sedation when Flying Pets!

Here at PetRelocation, we are constantly asked about sedation or the use of tranquilizers when flying our customers' pets. Simply, the answer is NO! 

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), sedating cats or dogs during air travel may increase the risk of heart and respiratory problems. Except in unusual circumstances, veterinarians should not dispense sedatives for animals that are to be transported.

The Unknown Effects of Tranquilizing Pets...

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Dog Travel Spotlight: An American Staffie's Move to Ireland

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: Dog's Happy Reunion

I was impressed with PetRelocation's ability to think outside of the box and ensure that we were able to get "Dog" home safely and with minimum fuss. 

Dog Travel to Ireland

Due to "Dog"'s breed, American Staffordshire Terrier, he was not able to accompany us to England when we moved there 6 years ago. He stayed home with my son in Texas for the first couple of years. 

Due to medical reasons, it was necessary for my son to join me in England 3 years ago and "Dog" was taken to a...

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Dog Travel Story: Two Rescue Boxers Move to Australia

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Incredible Experiences: Bella and Thorne's Move to Sydney

I moved from Toronto, Ontario in Canada to Sydney, Australia last month with my two boxers, Bella and Thorne to join my partner here in Sydney. This would not have been possible if it weren't for the professionalism, courtesy, knowledge and help from Australia/New Zealand expert Linda S. at PetRelocation. 

 

Bella and Thorne in Australia

 

Our two boxers both were adopted from Boxer Rescue Ontario, and each came with their own set of sad circumstances and baggage. Bella...

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Dog Travel to Shanghai: Luca and Polo's Relocation

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Dog Travel Story: Luca and Polo's Move to ShanghaiIncredible Experiences: Luca and Polo's China Move Story

I was very nervous to move our 8-year old Lhasa Apso (Polo) and our 3-year old Mixed Terrier (Luca) to Shanghai, China.

The PetRelocation team put every nervous thought to rest as we began the process of moving our beloved dogs. From our preparation vet visits to every step of our dogs' journey, the PetRelocation team kept us informed and made the mind-boggling process worry-free.

Our dogs did fabulously on the journey to Shanghai! We...

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Dog Travel Advice: How to Move Pets to South Africa

Monday, October 17, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have a few questions :)

1. We were toying with the idea of renting a car and driving to NYC where we could catch a direct flight to Johannesburg to avoid multiple flights for the pets, but worry that three days on road trip and THEN a flight may be just as terrifying for them. What do you think? Which is easier on a pets psyche?

2. If we went with you as our movers, would we be on the same flights as our pets? If so, do we get to see them during layovers?

3. Do the dogs get a...

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Pet Cargo Myths and Facts

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

dogPets Flying in Cargo: Myths and Facts

Many myths exist about shipping pets as cargo, so we thought we'd review some of them and offer solutions for easing pre-travel worries about moving with your four-legged family members.

Myth: The pet cargo hold is dangerously hot or cold.

Reality:  

On most flights that accept pets, the cargo area itself is climate-controlled just like the passenger cabin above. So why do airlines have temperature restrictions? While many airlines have "Weather Embargoes"...

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Should I Sedate My Cat for Air Travel?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Pet Travel Questions

Should I Sedate My Cat for Air Travel? Hello PetRelocation,

I'm taking my cat on the plane but am super concerned about having to take him out at security. He can be aggressive when anxious. My vet prescribed 10mg Acepromazine for my 15.5 Ibs cat but I feel reluctant giving it. What are your suggestions? Sedative or not?

Thanks,

Anke

 

Hi Anke,

This is an important question. Owners sometimes wrongly assume that their pet's travel will be less stressful if they are sedated. However, sedating a pet when flying is dangerous and is one of the...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Birds to India

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I bought one green parrot here in Dubai and want to take this parrot to my home in India. What documents are required and which airlines can I choose from?
 
Someone told me that I need to prepare a document like a passport for my parrot, so please advise me about all the details so I can take my parrot home.

Thanks,
Flavy



Hello Flavy,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. Unfortunately, birds cannot be imported to India at this time due to the threat of Avian Flu. Sorry to...
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