Pet Travel: How to Clear Airport Security with a Pet

You and your pet are traveling in the cabin of an airplane together. You have checked in at the reservation desk, your pet is lying down in their airline compliant pet carrier, you have tickets and possessions in hand. Everything is going according to plan. You proceed to the TSA security checkpoint. As you wait in the line, you wonder – what is coming next? How will TSA officials deal with your furry traveling companion?

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Pet Travel – Traveling with an Older Dog or Cat

Whether you are planning a short trip across town or a long trip around the world with your pet, there are certain precautions that need to be taken first, especially if your traveling companion is older. Unlike a puppy or kitten who have an endless supply of energy, older dogs and cats tend to slow down and need extra care and health check-ups. If you are planning to travel with an older pet in the near future, here are some tips to help you along the way.

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Senators Request Change in Reporting Airline Pet Cargo Incidents

It appears that the deaths of seven puppies in the cargo hold of an American Airlines jet earlier this month has incited a request from 3 senators to refind the word “animal” to include commercially bred and show dogs. Airline pet cargo safety records need to be more accurate so that pet travelers can make wise decisions regarding their pets airline cargo travel for their pets.

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Pet Travel to Europe – changes in requirements

Starting in July, 2011, all EU countries will require that your pet have a microchip and all documentation supporting the microchip number to permit entry. Some EU countries will accept all major brands of microchips and others will only accept the 15 digit ISO microchips.

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Traveling with a Comfort Animal

It used to be hit or miss as to whether your pet could travel in the cabin with you as a Comfort Animal. These animals have never been given the status of Service Animals until now. Many signature airlines have signed a letter from the Department of Transportation that will allow Comfort Animals to travel in the cabin with their owners with authorization from a medical professional.

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Pet Friendly Hotels – Be a Considerate Pet Traveler

Summertime is approaching. It is time to plan for a family vacation. Unless your pet is a poor traveler, or your hotel will not permit it, there is no reason to leave the family pet at home or in a kennel while you are away. Traveling with your pet is like being invited to someone’s home. If you want to be invited back, then you need to be a considerate guest.

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