Pet Air Travel, Eating and Drinking
You moved my dog when we left for Bangkok. We were very happy with the services with PetRelo. Now, he is moving back to the US.
My question is, is he supposed to have food in his food tray while on his flight? (The mover told me to fill the food tray with food, and I disagree with that.)
How many hours ahead of time should he be eating or not eating? They also said to fill up a water bottle with water… Is this right?
It's great to hear from you again! To answer your question, no, food should not be available to pets during flight and we recommend feeding them at least 2-3 hours before they travel in order to give their food time to settle and help prevent any stomach discomfort.
If you're stopping for an extended/overnight layover you can feed your dog during that time. It is important to provide water, however (cups should be attached to the inside of the crate as you can see in the picture below). Hydration is crucial—read more about pet hydration during travel.
Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any more questions, and if you think you'd like to enlist our help once again, we'd be happy to talk. Good luck with your move!
Pet Transport Question Details:
From: Bangkok, Thailand
To: LAX, USA
Pet: Mixed breed, 9 years old, 40 pounds.