Traveling with Pets

Poisonous Plants in England

[fa icon="calendar'] April 16, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel

What could be prettier than an English garden? The British are renowned the world over for their love of landscaping, especially their fulsome beds of flowering shrubs and perennials. Alas, a surprising number of these beauties are poisonous as well as pretty. So if you plan on visiting or relocating to England you will want to know which flora to avoid. Especially if you have pets!

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After Brexit: Pet Vaccination Update for the EU

[fa icon="calendar'] April 8, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in UK Pet Shipping, Pet Travel

Worried about how the Brexit situation could affect your pet’s journey to the EU? It’s confusing, to be sure. Technically, as we write this the deadline has passed for Britain to make a withdrawal deal with EU officials, but as yet there is no deal. On the other hand, there isn’t a firm “no deal” resolution, either. Meanwhile, you’re relocating to an EU country, pet in tow. Does the Brexit stalemate affect the EU’s pet import rules?

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Layovers and Transfers for Dogs and Cats at Heathrow Airport

[fa icon="calendar'] April 1, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation

One of the most difficult aspects of planning an international journey for your pet is making appropriate flight reservations. A short hop is one thing, but long distances generally require layovers, plane transfers, even carrier changes, depending on your departure and destination cities. If you are moving from the US to Dubai, for example, there’s a good chance your pet will make a stop at London Heathrow airport along the way. It’s called transiting because you’re just passing through.

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Favorite Dog Beaches in South Africa

[fa icon="calendar'] March 25, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation

Back by popular demand – summer! And what fun-loving dog and his owner aren’t looking forward to a romp on the beach?! If you’re living in South Africa, you’re in dog beach heaven, because this country is crazy about canines and has miles and miles of widely varied, beautiful, and welcoming beaches.

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Social Dog Walks in Scotland

[fa icon="calendar'] March 21, 2019 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Care, Pet Travel, Pet Relocation

Scotland is bonnie, indeed, but you have to get out and about to really appreciate just how lovely the countryside can be. On the other hand, the cities and towns are well worth exploring, too. And it’s all better when you have your four-legged best friend by your side.

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