Tranquilization or sedation is not recommended, except for in unusual circumstances, as it can increase the risk of heart and respiratory problems. Pre-conditioning the pet to the travel crate is recommended over sedation. Note, some airlines may require a signed statement from the pet owner stating that the pet has not been sedated prior to flying.
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- Recommendations for pet owners to promote safe travel of pets:
- Who regulates live animal transportation via air?
- How early should a pet owner arrive at the airport to check in for their flight?
- Is tranquilization or sedation recommended for pets flying?
- What kennels/crates or carriers are recommended for air travel?
- What documentation is required for a pet to travel via air?
- What health requirements does a pet need to travel by air?
- What is an acclimation statement or certificate, and why do I need it?
- How might weather temperatures impact a pet's travel?
- Are there any age limits for pets to travel via air?