Pet Shipping to Australia – Dog, Cat and Pet Transport to Australia

Are you planning on shipping your pet dog or cat to Australia? There are many obstacles you will need to address months before your trip. Australia and New Zealand have certain rules and regulations to follow, so take the time to do the research before you plan your departure. You can visit www.Pettransporttoaustralia.com for more info. You can also check out http://www.animaltransporters.com/How-to-ship-your-pets-to-Australia-Pet-Transport-and-travel.asp for more help with pet shipping to and from Australia

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Cross Country Pet Transportation and Pet Transportation Companies

Shipping your Dog, Cat or Pet cross county or from state to state can be a long process if you are not familiar with all the airline rules and regulations. There are many Pet Transportation Companies to choose from, so choose wisely.

If you want to ship your Dog, Cat or Pet to another state or from state to state & across the country by yourself, here are a few things you need to know:

1. Contact your airline for requirements and restrictions for transporting dogs by plane. American Airlines, for example, has restrictions prohibiting the “snub-nose” breeds such as pugs, Boston terriers, and boxers, which might have trouble breathing at high altitudes or in fluctuating temperatures. And there are a limited number of spaces on a plane for animals.

2. Check the calendar. For airlines that ship pets in the cargo area, traveling in high heat can be extremely dangerous for your dog. This is why Delta Airlines has a standing embargo on pets traveling as checked baggage from May 15 to September 15. Even if your airline allows pets as cargo during the hot summer months, it’s not in your pet’s best interest.

3. Book your pet’s flight as far in advance as possible to ensure that he can travel within the time frame you need.

4. Visit the vet. According to the American Kennel Club, or AKC, “Certification of health must be provided no more than 10 days before travel. Rabies and vaccination certificates are also required.”

5. Walk your pet before traveling to the airport and before checking him into the flight’s cargo. To avoid accidents and keep your dog comfortable, limit food and water intake before the flight.

6. Arrange for quick pickup at the destination so your dog spends as little time as possible in the cargo holding area

Cat Shipping Services and Cat Shipping info

If you are thinking about shipping your cat across the country or internationally, it’s best to use a professional Pet Shipping Service such as Animal Transporters or Pet Shipping Los Angeles . If you are going to attemp this on your own, here are some suggestions and tips to help you with this process.

Make sure your cat’s papers are up-to-date days in advance of shipping. Check with your vet to find out any extra precautions or advice that you need before shipment time. The vet will also make sure that your animal’s rabies shots are current. This is also a good time to ask about possible sedation for the animal during its trip.

Use an adequate cage for your cat. Your cat should be able to get up and turn around in the enclosure. Make sure the carrier is rigid enough to sustain a fall or collision with other baggage without collapsing on your cat. It’s a good idea to write down your contact information on the cage, just to be on the safe side.

Place a collar on the cat, with the correct tags , and remember to mark your kennel with your information (contact info. and destination address/phone number).

Be sure the driver knows any special medication your cat takes, as well as the type of diet, water and exercise schedule that your cat is used to. Be sure to give extra food and medication to the driver, in case their trip takes longer than expected due to weather, traffic, mechanical problems, etc.

 Send toys, towels, blankets, or other things that your cat loves to play with and makes them feel at home. If air shipment is required, be aware that animals traveling alone as cargo (when a passenger ticket has not been purchased) may not be traveling on a passenger plane. In these circumstances, if it is too hot or too cold the airline may not accept the pet for shipment on that day. Always call ahead to make sure your pet will board, and call again after take off to make sure your pet made it onto the plane.
 
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