Arrange Special Accommodations with your Airline. Certain airlines, such as American Airlines, allow you to carry your canine as a carry-on, check them in with your luggage, or fly them separately via the cargo plane. This all depends on your animal’s breed and size. If you have a small dog that is uncomfortable with flying, it is best to check your dog as a carry-on and purchase a comfortable kennel they can fly in.
Thankfully, you do not have to stow the kennel away in the overhead bin. You can rest the dog underneath your seat for added comfort.
If you opt to fly your dog in the cargo plane, make sure the kennel meets the specifications of the airline. It’s also important to talk to the cargo carriers that will be handling your pet. Ask questions regarding pet care. As always, it’s important to find accommodations that best suit your pet’s needs.
“As always, it’s important to find accommodations that best suit your pet’s needs.”
It’s also a good idea to pack some canine treats into your luggage. Feed your dog before and after the flight to ease tension. A good holistic remedy for nervous pets is lavender oil. Let your dog sniff some during the flight to relax.
Eventually, with careful planning and training, your pet will learn to love flying the friendly skies.
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