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From the tiny Chihuahua to the gigantic English Mastiff - there are at least over 200 different dog breeds (the Fédération Cynologique Internationale currently recognizes 344 breeds officially!) Dogs come in many different sizes and shapes.

The important point we want to make is that each dog needs a travelling crate according to its unique size. The most accurate measurements are required for two reasons: Firstly, the space of your dog’s crate will determine the cost of the airline ticket. Secondly, your dog must be comfortable in its crate and be able to stand up easily and to lie down naturally. If the crate is too small, your dog may not be accepted by the airlines, causing endless headaches all around, delays and extra costs!

Therefore, do make sure you triple check your dog’s measurements according to the diagram provided with this post (from IATA) to makes sure they are as accurate as possible. You might need extra hands for this (and perhaps some patience, depending on your dog’s energy levels as it might think its some sort of new game you’re playing!!)

Please contact us for more information on how to measure your pet and the correct size for your furkid at info@animalimmigrationsa.co.za
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From the tiny Chihuahua to the gigantic English Mastiff - there are at least over 200 different dog breeds (the Fédération Cynologique Internationale currently recognizes 344 breeds officially!) Dogs come in many different sizes and shapes. 

The important point we want to make is that each dog needs a travelling crate according to its unique size. The most accurate measurements are required for two reasons: Firstly, the space of your dog’s crate will determine the cost of the airline ticket. Secondly, your dog must be comfortable in its crate and be able to stand up easily and to lie down naturally. If the crate is too small, your dog may not be accepted by the airlines, causing endless headaches all around, delays and extra costs! 

Therefore, do make sure you triple check your dog’s measurements according to the diagram provided with this post (from IATA) to makes sure they are as accurate as possible. You might need extra hands for this (and perhaps some patience, depending on your dog’s energy levels as it might think its some sort of new game you’re playing!!)

Please contact us for more information on how to measure your pet and the correct size for your furkid at info@animalimmigrationsa.co.zaImage attachment

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Thank you. I am taking my 2 little ones to Australia. 1 chihuahua and one wannabe pug! Great info.

Nice informative post! 👍

10 months ago

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Relocating? Give us a call!!
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11 months ago

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YAY OR NAY TO SEDATION OF PETS WHILE FLYING?

This is a question most pet owners ask before their furry ones takes off on a plane and wrongfully assume this will be the way to reduce stress. Not so at all! In fact, it is possibly the
worst thing you can do with regards to your pet’s safety as sedating a pet about to fly can be very dangerous.

What happens during sedation, is that the pet’s blood pressure drops. Because the cargo hold is pressurized and because of altitude, this will happen anyway and therefore additional sedation can cause fatal problems. It may increase the risk of heart and respiratory problems as it can interfere with regular breathing and other bodily responses.

Furthermore, animals can respond very differently to sedatives/tranquilizers under normal circumstances. Cats for instance, occasionally become more excited following the administration of “sedating” drugs.

So, what can be done then? Go natural! There are numerous natural products and herbal remedies available these days that can help calm your pet. Pheromone sprays can also help. Ask your vet or pop into your local vet shop for options.

Off course, as emphasized in a previous Animal Immigration post, crate training is very important! Make sure your pet gets familiar and comfortable well ahead of time with the crate it is to fly in. Placing your T-shirt or your pets’ favourite blanky in the crate will make it remember its family or home and be comforted by that. The flying kennel should feel like a safe mini-home away from home so to reduce stress.

For more advice on natural calming aids and crate training ideas, please get in touch with Animal Immigration!

www.animalimmigrationsa.co.za
#petrelocation #pettravel #movewithpets
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YAY OR NAY TO SEDATION OF PETS WHILE FLYING?

This is a question most pet owners ask before their furry ones takes off on a plane and wrongfully assume this will be the way to reduce stress. Not so at all! In fact, it is possibly the 
worst thing you can do with regards to your pet’s safety as sedating a pet about to fly can be very dangerous.

What happens during sedation, is that the pet’s blood pressure drops. Because the cargo hold is pressurized and because of altitude, this will happen anyway and therefore additional sedation can cause fatal problems. It may increase the risk of heart and respiratory problems as it can interfere with regular breathing and other bodily responses.

Furthermore, animals can respond very differently to sedatives/tranquilizers under normal circumstances. Cats for instance, occasionally become more excited following the administration of “sedating” drugs.

So, what can be done then? Go natural! There are numerous natural products and herbal remedies available these days that can help calm your pet. Pheromone sprays can also help. Ask your vet or pop into your local vet shop for options.

Off course, as emphasized in a previous Animal Immigration post, crate training is very important! Make sure your pet gets familiar and comfortable well ahead of time with the crate it is to fly in. Placing your T-shirt or your pets’ favourite blanky in the crate will make it remember its family or home and be comforted by that. The flying kennel should feel like a safe mini-home away from home so to reduce stress.

For more advice on natural calming aids and crate training ideas, please get in touch with Animal Immigration!

www.animalimmigrationsa.co.za
#petrelocation #pettravel #movewithpets
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