Traveling with Pets

Should I Sedate My Cat for Overseas Travel?

[fa icon="calendar'] March 4, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation

 

If your cat has never flown before, you might think that sedating her will make her trip less stressful. But, is sedation really a good idea? The answer is no – not for overseas travel, anyway. The American Veterinary Medical Association strongly recommends against it. Airlines and professional pet transport companies such as Starwood will not accept cats and dogs that have been tranquilized.

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Play Destinations in Dublin for You and Your Pet

[fa icon="calendar'] February 26, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation

 

Moving to a foreign country can be the adventure of a lifetime, but it’s also a lot of work, with a lot of concerns. Especially of your family includes pets. Using a professional pet transport company lightens the load when it comes to your to-do list, but even more importantly it relieves the stress and worry that pet parents naturally experience regarding their four-legged loved one’s overseas travel.

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Social Dog Walks in Germany

[fa icon="calendar'] February 19, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation

Spending time with your canine best friend is fun, relaxing, and great exercise for both of you. It can also be a great way to make new friends, if you look for like-minded dog owners to join in your activities. Many cities around the world now have formalized social dog walking groups. That’s a big relief if you’ve recently moved to a new country such as Germany and don’t yet know many people. Or dogs.

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Finding a Vet in Cape Town

[fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation

There are so many details that go into planning your pet’s overseas move, it can be easy to forget that you need to look even farther into the future. What will life be like once you get settled? Will you be able to find top-notch veterinary care for your dog or cat? That’s an important question, one we know every pet parent worries about. If you’re moving to Cape Town, though, you needn’t worry.

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Paper and Blood Work: What Do I Need to Move My Pet to South Africa?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 13, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation

Moving to South Africa is pretty momentous for any family. For families with pets, however, the complexities are greater. Of course, you know that the reward you’ll earn – having your furry family member with you in your new country – will be more than worth the effort. But effort it will be. If you’ve never traveled outside the country with your pet, get the full scoop here.

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