Pet Travel Question: Flying Snub-Nosed Breeds
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Brussels Griffon
From: Boston, USA
To: London, England
I have a Brussels Griffon and have heard that sometimes pug-like dogs are not allowed to fly due to their nose and possible problems getting enough oxygen. I was just wondering if this is true and if there is any way I can bring my Brussels with me? I can't bear to leave him behind. Thank you!
Thanks for contacting us! Flying with snub-nosed breeds can be a little tricky, so there are a few things to keep in mind. First, double check with the airline you'll be using to make sure they accept these breeds, and ask about any possible temperature restrictions that may limit when you can fly.
When getting ready to fly, be sure to choose a travel crate that's nice and large so that good air flow is possible. Helping your dog to stay cool and calm (making sure the dog is comfortable with the crate is also important) is one of the best ways to prepare for a safe flight.
For your information, here are a few tips for achieving safe pet travel as well as the pet import requirements for the UK.
Please let us know if you have any more questions, and good luck!