Pets Guide: Pet Travel Warning

  • Never move a sick pet - the move may aggravate the symptoms and this may be dangerous to your pet's health.

  • Puppies and kittens less than eight weeks old whether accompanied or unaccompanied cannot be transported by air as per the Animal Welfare Act.

  • Pets cannot be moved on a moving van with your household belongings.

  • Pets are generally not allowed on trains or buses except seeing-eye dogs accompanying blind persons.

  • Book a direct flight if you are traveling by plane. If your pet is traveling in freight he may be sitting outside with the freight for a long period of time between flights and as the freight is being moved from plane to plane. If the weather is either too hot or too cold your pet may suffer. An insulated crate will certainly help this situation if it cannot be avoided.

      In short you may not have too many options available to you to transport your pet other than by air and motor vehicle.