Before making your booking make sure the airline does not have any restrictions that will inhibit you from traveling with your pet.
- Make sure you visit a vet before traveling and make sure your dog or puppy is as fit and healthy as possible to withstand the journey.
- Give him/her a light meal about two hours before travel.
- Select a carrying container (Transport Crate) that is well-ventilated, roomy enough for your dog or puppy to move around, safe and have adequate food and water for the trip, with easily refillable containers for a long journey.
- It is advisable to have a leak proof bottom in the crate, that is covered with plenty of absorbent material. Put a familiar-smelling cushion or rug in the container to help your pet settle.
- Let your pet 'try out' the carrying container or crate before the trip.
- Give your pooch the opportunity to go to the toilet before he/she is put in its carrying container.
- If your dog looks very anxious/nervous, your vet may advise mild sedatives/travel sickness pills that help them to settle comfortably during travel.