Traveling with Pets

How Does Air Travel Impact My Snub-Nosed or Sick Pet?

[fa icon="calendar'] August 14, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Travel, Pet Transport, Brachycephalic Breeds, air travel, Older Pets

 

As a pet parent, your Number One priority is your pet’s safety. Hundreds of thousands of animals of every description fly to and from locations around the world every year, yet mishaps are few. Nonetheless, for some family pets there are special factors you should consider before you decide if air travel is right your dog or cat.

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Why Choose A Pet Transport Service To Move Your Pet

[fa icon="calendar'] August 7, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Shipping, Pet Travel, Pet Transport

If you need to move your pet any significant distance, there is one simple reason why you should hire a pet transport service to handle the details: you love your pet more than anything. Well, maybe except for your spouse and kids, if you have them. There are several other reasons to get professional assistance, and while they may play a supporting role, they are in fact extremely important.

The right pet transport service loves animals just as much as you do – why else would they be in the business of ensuring furry family members travel safely and comfortably, all around the world? They can serve as an expert member of your moving team, an information filter, an advisor, a concierge and your pet’s advocate throughout the process of planning and executing a move. That’s a lot. And it’s a huge time savings, at a time when you’re already unusually busy and have a lot on your mind.

If you’re moving domestically, a pet transport service can help with ground or air transport. If you’re headed overseas, an experienced international pet transport company can make pet-friendly arrangements to virtually anywhere. Of course, you’ll want to ask lots of questions, to be sure you pick the right pet travel expert.

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Is International Air Travel Safe For My Older Pet?

[fa icon="calendar'] July 30, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Shipping, Pet Travel, Older Cat, air travel, Older Pets

If your family will be moving overseas, it seems obvious that you will want to include your beloved dog or cat. But what if your four-legged family member is no spring chicken? Is international air travel safe for older pets?

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Cathay Pacific Airways Pet Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] July 19, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Travel, Dog Travel, Cat Travel, Pet Relocation, Airline Policies

Cathay Pacific Airways is Hong Kong’s official airline, serving destinations around the world. Via their integrated partner Cathay Dragon, the airline also connects numerous cities in China with service to Hong Kong. You may not be familiar with this air carrier, but if you’re moving to Hong Kong, you may well find yourself aboard. So what does that mean for your pet?

Here’s what you need to know about pet travel on Cathay Pacific. You can get further details on the airline’s website, or by contacting our pet travel experts here at Starwood Animal Transport.

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Air France Pet Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] July 3, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Travel, Dog Travel, Cat Travel, Pet Relocation, France, Airline Policies

Air France welcomes almost all dogs and cats to travel in the passenger cabin, in the hold (what you might call “checked baggage”), or as freight (cargo), depending on their size, breed, and destination. You can research the airline’s pet policies and rates in full detail on their website, but we have pulled together all the key information for you below.

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