Traveling with Pets

Ultimate Guide to Relocating Overseas with Flat-Faced Dogs and Cats

[fa icon="calendar'] November 29, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in International Pet Shipping, brachycephalic dogs, Cat Relocation, Dog Relocation, Pet Relocation, air travel, flat-faced pet

Introduction

Any overseas relocation that includes family pets will be challenging. Pet travel adds considerably to your to-do list because it can be convoluted, confusing, and time-consuming. On top of that, every pet parent is naturally concerned about how your furry beloved will weather the journey. Could it get any more complicated?

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Paperwork Required for Moving Overseas with a Flat-Faced Dog

[fa icon="calendar'] November 26, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in International Pet Shipping, Dog, brachycephalic dogs, Dog Relocation, air travel, flat-faced pet

Every dog who hopes to move overseas with his family needs a passport. Not a little leatherette booklet like his humans use, but documentation nonetheless. In his case, your dog’s paperwork is intended to prove his personal health as well as his identity. Some countries require fairly straight-forward paperwork, whereas others make the process more difficult because they are extra-cautious about pets they allow in.

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Ultimate Guide to Pet Travel Carriers

[fa icon="calendar'] November 22, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in International Pet Shipping, Pet Crate, Pet Carrier, brachycephalic dogs, Dog Relocation, Crate Training for Travel, Flight Preparation, air travel, flat-faced pet

Introduction

Dogs and cats who travel on planes must be confined to a pet travel carrier, or “crate.” That makes sense, but we’re not talking about just any carrier here. Your pet’s in-transit “home away from home” must meet stringent requirements. So, one of the most important aspects of planning your furry friend’s move is getting him exactly the right carrier.

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Medical Requirements for Moving Overseas With a Flat-Face Dog

[fa icon="calendar'] November 6, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in International Pet Shipping, Dog, Pet Health, brachycephalic dogs, Dog Relocation, flat faced pets

Health certification is more than a formality for pets hoping to travel overseas. That’s especially true if your dog is one of many flat-faced breeds. You want him to be physically comfortable and secure throughout his journey, but medical factors can significantly affect his fitness for travel and, as a result, his safety as well as his comfort.

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Medical Requirements for Moving Overseas with a Flat-Face Cat

[fa icon="calendar'] October 31, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in International Pet Shipping, Cat, Pet Health, Cat Travel, brachycephalic dogs, flat faced pets

Pet parents demand two things when arranging to move their beloved cat overseas – safety and comfort. But we tend to think of those in physical terms. We want to protect our kitty from harm and keep her as cozy as possible in transit. But medical factors can also affect a traveling pet’s safety and comfort. And, if your dear Chloe is a flat-faced breed, those medical factors are paramount.

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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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