Sedating dogs for car travel
That's "404: File not found" for the technically inclined.For the not-so-technically inclined, that means that the link you clicked, or the URL you typed into your browser, didn't work for some reason.Next, it's time to decide how you and your dog are going to get to your destination.Air travel has become more complex and stressful over the past decade and not just for humans.Your next step should be to schedule a visit to the veterinarian.This will ensure that your dog is in good enough health to travel and is current on all necessary vaccinations.Plan well ahead and be prepared to do a good deal of research and comparison shopping before you book the flight.Rules, restrictions, and fees can vary dramatically depending on the air carrier, your destination, and the time of year.
It never hurts to bone up on basic obedience and leash manners before you leave, both for your dog's safety and to save your sanity.Never leave your dog alone in the car, even in the shade, even for a short time.Unattended cars can dangerously overheat surprisingly quickly.Keep meals and snacks small while en route to prevent motion sickness.
Always keep your pet on a leash in unfamiliar surroundings.
Dogs that fail to meet the weight requirement must be checked along with baggage into the pressurized cargo hold.