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.
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.