Traveling with Pets

Thai Airways Pet Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] November 26, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in International Pet Shipping, Cat, Dog, Dog Travel, Cat Travel, Airline Policies, Thailand

If you and your furry family member are headed to Thailand, you may be considering Thai Airways to get you there. Since every airline that accepts pets has different rules, here’s what you need to know about Thai Airways.

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Airlines and Flat-Faced Dogs or Cats

[fa icon="calendar'] October 28, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in International Pet Shipping, Cat, Dog, Dog Travel, Cat Travel, brachycephalic dogs, Domestic Relocation, Flight Preparation, Airline Policies, flat faced pets

Flat-faced dogs and cats now get special attention from airlines. Brachycephalic pets are considered special cases because air travel puts them at higher risk than dogs and cats with normal, longer muzzles.

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Alitalia Airlines Pet Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] October 17, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in International Pet Shipping, Cat, Dog, Dog Travel, Cat Travel, brachycephalic dogs, Flight Preparation, Airline Policies, Italy, flat faced pets

Alitalia – Italy’s official airline – is one of the smaller international carriers that transports pets as well as humans. So you might be considering this airline if you and your four-legged family member will be moving to Italy, or you’re considering a vacation there, or you’re already in Italy and planning a trip to somewhere else.

You can find everything you need to know about the airline’s pet travel rules on the Alitalia website, but we’ve pulled together the essentials for you here.

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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 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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