Sedating cats for air travel
Passengers with pets must check-in at the counter; curbside and self service check-in are not allowed.
After you've purchased an appropriate carrier, write your dog's name on it and include identification tags with your home address and phone number as well as the address and phone number of someone who can be reached at your destination. If he's lost during the trip, a photograph will make it much easier for airline employees or the local authorities to search effectively.
But getting there can still be half the fun if you follow the ten tips below and make sure you're familiar with the Airline Pet Policy, restrictions on Pet Travel in the US, and any additional International Pet Travel restrictions at your destination.
Most airlines only allow one or two dogs on each flight, so it's important to book your dog's ticket as soon as possible.
If you're checking the dog, leave the dishes in the carrier so an airline employee can provide your pet with food and water in the event of an extended delay before or after your flight.
You should also exercise your pet and let him use the facilities (i.e. Arrive at the airport early, but not too early, and have your dog's health certificate handy.
In the weeks prior to your trip, put your dog in his carrier as often as possible for trips around town.