Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must certanly be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is performed will always be the first step in preparing your pets for travel. The other veterinary requirements vary immensely between every country, so please check the relevant page on our website or contact us for more in-depth information.
Most owners are extremely anxious about sending their pets on a journey, and this really is, obviously, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly annually throughout the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the identical as an individual of the same health status. The scare-mongering articles that may be located on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel almost always occur when the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations which can be required just before airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would never be allowed to depart from any UK Airport in a unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets shouldn’t travel to arrive at any destination over a weekend or Bank Holiday because at most airports abroad there are no cargo handling arrangements during these days and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they are allowed to reach at weekends it usually incurs yet another fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always best to send for a weekday arrival. You can find exceptions to the so please contact our office for more information if this is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they’re only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we’d strongly advise bottled water if you should be in just about any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals won’t have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, therefore it is imperative they’re extremely well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the chance of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It is also advisable to ensure all of their routine vaccinations are updated because it is prudent to offer them just as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets tend to be more adaptable than they are often given credit for, and with some common-sense precautions regarding changes in climate, natural dangers, standard of veterinary care and relevant laws in your new country, there’s no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your new life abroad together.
There’s no navigating around it – taking your pet travelling by air beyond your UK, whether on a short holiday or even more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and can be complicated.
There are certainly a host of regulations which have to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they quite often change.
Generally speaking, the farther away or maybe more exotic your destination, the more work is necessary to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the neighborhood rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to assist you find the correct flights (many airlines will not carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the rules and regulations, advise on the right travel kennel and ensure that your pet can travel comfortably, securely and as economically as possible.
With over 25 year’s experience in transporting animals around the world, we’ll ensure everything is really as stress free as possible and we could make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of one’s pet our top priority. We take our motto of’We care in the air’extremely seriously and pride ourselves on giving a dedicated, efficient and caring service.