Traveling with Pets

Paperwork Required for Moving Overseas with a Flat Faced Cat

[fa icon="calendar'] October 4, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in International Pet Shipping, Cat, Cat Travel, Brachycephalic Breeds, Cat Relocation, flat faced pets

No matter what kind of pet you have or where you’re moving overseas, the will be paperwork. Probably lots of it. Foreign countries naturally want to be sure your pet is healthy – not bringing pests or disease that could infect local populations of pets or wildlife. So, you need paperwork to confirm your cat is, indeed, a good candidate for immigration. However, things are more complex for flat-faced cats and dogs.

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What travel conditions are stressful for my flat faced dog?

[fa icon="calendar'] September 27, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Dog, Pet Health, Dog Travel, Brachycephalic Breeds, flat faced pets

Travel can be stressful for any dog, under the right conditions. Most pups love an interesting adventure, but a long plane ride and all the strange sights, sounds, and smells of the journey can tax even the most relaxed pooch. It’s hardly the same as a cross-country hike or romp in the surf. Nonetheless, most dogs take air travel in stride, emotionally and physically. But not all dogs.

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Singapore Airlines Pet Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] September 23, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in International Pet Shipping, Pet Travel, Singapore, Pet Carrier, Singapore Pet Import, Flight Preparation, air travel, Airline Policies

Although there are some similarities, every airline has a different set of rules regarding pet travel. If you are moving to Singapore with your family pet and are considering using Singapore Airlines, you will want to investigate their specific requirements for dogs and cats.

Below, we explain the basic information every pet parent needs to know. However, every pet’s journey is unique (as is your pet himself), so it’s important to understand all the variables that could impact your dear one’s travel plans. Our Starwood Animal Transport experts can assist with that, of course. You can also find additional details here, on the Singapore Airlines website.

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What travel conditions are stressful for my flat faced cat?

[fa icon="calendar'] September 20, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Cat, Brachycephalic Breeds, Cat Relocation, flat faced pets

Pet parents and pet lovers are coming to grips with the fact that flat-faces may be cute, but they also pose serious breathing and other health concerns for cats and dogs. Travel can make pets anxious, especially cats, which only makes the problems worse.

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What is Brachycephaly?

[fa icon="calendar'] August 30, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Shipping, International Pet Shipping, Pet Travel, Pet Health, snub-nosed dog, Brachycephalic Breeds, Pet Relocation, Airline Policies, flat faced pets

Oh, those adorable flat-faced pets. From tiny tykes such as Shih Tzus and pugs to boxers and mastiffs, we find our canines’ wrinkly faces, big eyes, and funny snorty sounds to be entirely endearing. And let’s not forget flat-faced felines – from stately Persians to Scottish Folds, their snub noses have captured our hearts, too. Sadly, however, those flattened faces can cause serious health problems.

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