28 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

How to Choose a Small Dog Carrier for Travel

After the sad loss of a beloved, famous rabbit recently on a United Airlines flight there has been a lot of talk lately about the safety of airline travel with our pets. While it is ideal that we be able to have our fur babies with us on board this is not the reality with most companies. But the good news is you can help ensure your pet arrives safely with a few great tips from Sonia Gil. Keeping the pet with you while traveling by air is the no.1 suggestion from Susan Smith, owner and president of PetTravel, Inc.

There are three ways to transport a pet by air: in cabin, as cargo, or as baggage. If a pet can fit under the seat in front of you, many airlines will allow you to take it on the flight like a traditional carry-on bag. Check the airline’s policies before booking a ticket to see if you can bring the pet with you. “Any time you can bring a pet into the cabin with you, we highly recommend it,” Smith said. “It’s much safer.”

In this video Sonia Gil recommends small dog owners pay attention to the health, weight, number of pets per cabin. She also explains in detail about the different types pet carriers you can choose from.

Here are the there pet carriers approved by most airlines. But always make sure you check with your airline.

Sherpa: Medium Size and hold a pet up to 8 pounds. 18″ long x 10.75 “wide x 10.5

Teafco Argo Airline Approved Aero-Pet Carrier: Exceptionally lightweight- perfect for long trip.

Argo by Teafco: Airline approved pet carrier, meeting strict IATA requirements.