Pet Shipping: Questions About Eating and Drinking During Flight

dogPet Air Travel, Eating, and Drinking

Dear PetRelocation,
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?
Hi Jennifer,
It's great to hear from you again! I understand you have some concerns regarding your furry friend's travel back to the US, and I'm glad you reached out to us for advice.
Regarding your question, it is not recommended to provide food to pets during the flight. We suggest feeding your dog at least 2-3 hours before their departure to allow for proper digestion and to prevent any discomfort during the flight. Additionally, it's important to provide your pet with plenty of water to stay hydrated during their journey (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.

If you have an extended layover, you can feed your dog during that time, but please make sure to offer water throughout the journey.

At PetRelocation, we understand the importance of the safe and comfortable transport of pets. We're here to help with any concerns or questions, so please don't hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Thank you for choosing PetRelocation for your furry friend's move, and we wish you the best of luck with your upcoming relocation.

Pet Transportation Question Details:
Name: Jennifer
From: Bangkok, Thailand
Pet: Mixed breed, 9 years old, 40 pounds.

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PetRelocation Team




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