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GVC Global Pet Relocation advice on….

on : July 5, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on GVC Global Pet Relocation advice on….)

Purchase crates well in advance so that your pets can get used to their crate at home, in a safe environment, prior to travel

External locking mechanisms on the door are recommended and required by airlines

Take care to ensure that your crate is the right size for your pet – that they can sit upright, lie down and turn around freely

Transit of pets is in an air-conditioned environment between 23-25*C in the aircraft hold

Research the best travel times for your ‘snub-nosed pet’, as airlines have a summer embargo, usually from the end of April to the beginning of October

Always ‘fast’ your cat or dog up to 6 hours prior to travel

Value your pet’s comfort during travel by providing a small towel/T-shirt with familiar home smells on it

Ensure that your crate is lined with an absorbent pad to absorb any ‘accidents’ during travel

Leads for dogs should be attached to the crate in a clear plastic bag

Care should be taken to label crates with shipper/consignee details (and phone contacts) as well as copies of travel documents so they are independent travellers

Reach for your freezer to make an ice lolly water container on the eve of travel to avoid spillages during transit to the airport

Always secure the doors of the crate with cable ties after the final security check at the airport for added security of your pet during transit

Treat the crates 1 hour prior to departure by spraying Feliway (cats) and Pet Remedy (dogs) so they feel comforted during travel

Enquire with us about prescribing anti-anxiety products such as Zylkene (cats) and YuCalm (dogs) within 10 days of travel to ease anxiety during their journey

Safe travel of your pets is paramount to the PGG team and we believe the above advice will help them to travel comfortably and securely

German Veterinary Clinic


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