Pet Travel Question: Should Older Dogs Travel by Air?

Name: Tania
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Jack Russell
From: New Zealand
To: Australia



We have two elderly Jack Russells aged 13 & 14 years. Would the relocation & quarantine be too much stress for them?




Hi Tania,

Thank you for taking the time to seek our advice. Ultimately this will be a question to discuss with your vet, as he or she is the best person to evaluate your pets' fitness to fly to Australia and go through the 30-day quarantine, however we can offer a few links and tips based on our previous pet shipping experiences.

Moving older pets requires extra special care and attention. Some people decide it's not worth the risk, and others choose to go forward -- here's more information about how to safely move an elderly pet. We've also addressed the issue of basic pet air travel safety on our blog, as this is an area of common concern, as well. Finally, here's a bit more about Australian quarantine facilities. There are many misconceptions about the places where pets are boarded, and most people discover them to be much safer and more comfortable than they first imagined.

Please let us know if you have any more questions, and good luck with everything!


PetRelocation Team




Australia, New Zealand
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