FAQ: Pet Airline Travel

Note: adapted from information provided on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website

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What requirements do airlines have for pet travel?

Airline requirements
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What is the environment like for a pet traveling in the cargo hold of an aircraft?

Cargo pet transport
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How do I determine if a pet is fit to fly?

Fit to fly
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Why do they limit certain breeds in air cargo?

Breed limitations
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Are there any age limits for pets to travel via air?

Pet travel age limits
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How might weather temperatures impact a pet's travel?

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What is an acclimation statement or certificate, and why do I need it?

Acclimation statement
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What health requirements does a pet need to travel by air?

Vaccinations/Tests/Treatments required
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What documentation is required for a pet to travel via air?

Documentation
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What kennels/crates or carriers are recommended for air travel?

Kennel/crate recommendations
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Is tranquilization or sedation recommended for pets flying?

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How early should a pet owner arrive at the airport to check in for their flight?

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Who regulates live animal transportation via air?

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Recommendations for pet owners to promote safe travel of pets:

Airline travel recommendations
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