The drive is 13 hours, and he suggested I might start out just giving her half a pill and, if need be, giving her the other half, as each half is supposed to last 8-10 hours.This is the first time I've owned a pug, and she's been the light of my life for four years.The Air Transport Association website reassures us that “pets can and do travel safely aboard commercial aircraft.” The ASPCA’s website less cheerfully suggests that people “think twice about flying their pets on commercial airlines,” while the Humane Society of the United States urges you not to fly pets unless “absolutely necessary.” Statistics on hurt, lost, and dead animals appear on the U. Department of Transportation website but are hard to interpret; suppose a given airline loses twice as many animals as the others, are they more careless, or are they flying 10 times as many animals and thus actually more careful?According to the website Third Amendment.com, 227 animals were reported to have died or were lost or injured during air transport between May 2005 and February 2010.Change their experience, change their association, and you may well change their behavior.The key here is recognizing that this is not a race – go slowly, success is more likely to come with baby steps.Stay tuned though for additional installments which will cover everything from dog travel safety to finding dog-friendly accommodations. For many dogs, a trip to the vet is the main reason they get to ride in the car.Is it any wonder then that getting in the car can be so stress inducing for them?
We are worried about how he would handle the flight (ie, doing #1 and #2 in the carry bag) so we were curious about giving him a sedative. Talk with your vet to make sure you're giving your dog a PROPER dosage for it.
It’s a little hard to see why they can’t improve their record with companion animals, especially when you consider that, unlike children, animals are obliged to travel in closed containers.
If you want to fly with your dog, consider her behavioral health, her physical health, and her comfort.
I just don't want to take the chance on doing anything that will stress her or cause her any harm.
Even though my vet has assured me that she should be okay, I'd like your opinion.