Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shiba Inu
From: Los Angeles, CA
To: San Juan, PR
What age is the best for my dog to travel? I'm really scared that something will happen to him since this is a long trip!
We recommend that pets be at least 16 weeks old before they travel, and when it comes to older dog(e)s, the decision should be made on a case by case basis with the help of advice from a vet. Here's more about flying with older pets.
In general, the risks associated with pet travel can be kept to a minimum when the right choices are made. Make sure your Shiba Inu is at a healthy weight and exercises regularly, be sure he is well-hydrated before the flight, and definitely choose a pet friendly airline that will make his comfort and safety a high priority. Crate-training is also a key part of making sure the trip goes well.
Thanks for reaching out, and we wish you the best of luck in your travels!