Traveling with Pets

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


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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5 Tips to Acclimating Your Pet to his Crate

[fa icon="calendar'] March 20, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Crate, Pet Relocation, Crate Training, Crate Training for Travel

Veterinarians and pet travel experts agree: the single-most important thing you can do to help relieve your pet’s anxiety when flying is to help him get comfortable with his travel crate. The “crate” used to transport pets is not some heavy wooden box. It is a kennel-like carrier, specifically designed and constructed to ensure your furry family member remains safe in transit.

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Cats and Crates: Tips for Comfortable Air Travel

[fa icon="calendar'] January 30, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Crate


What makes you comfortable on a long flight? Soft music? A good book, or an engrossing movie? Maybe a petite pillow and blanket for a high-altitude snooze? Unfortunately, our pets aren’t allowed to enjoy amenities like that when they travel by air. But that doesn’t mean your favorite feline can’t be comfortable while she is in transit. You’ll simply have to prepare her a bit differently.

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