Flying isn’t what it used to be. What was once a luxurious and enjoyable experience has turned into the human equivalent of a cattle drive. Even if you’re fortunate enough to be able to afford first or business class, the skies certainly don’t seem as friendly as they did in the days of yore.
Some of the biggest changes are around airline regulations for pets. In an effort to avoid tragic situations (like the ones that have recently tarnished the reputations of certain major airlines), companies have stepped up to create safer environments for their animal passengers.
Airline regulations for pets vary widely between companies, so be sure to make thorough research part of your trip planning routine. Some of the new rules and regulations you may encounter include:
Before booking a flight for your pet, schedule an appointment with us at Coldwater Animal Hospital. All pets should have a wellness exam prior to flying to ensure they’re healthy enough for the trip. We will also review any necessary immunizations, parasite prevention, and microchipping (highly recommended for pets who travel).