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    Travelling with pet for the first time

    Hello all! This is my first trip with my 2 years old golden retriever. We are going from USA to UK for a family trip. My major concern is my pet. She has never gone out for such long trips earlier. And we do not have any idea about the things available for her in the flight for managing her wastes and all. Also, I was going to buy a crate for her.
    Can anyone please suggest which type of crate would suit her best. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Travelling with pet for the first time

    You will need an IATA-compliant pet crate like one of these: https://www.pettravelstore.com/pet-crates/. There is a link on the page that will tell you all about measuring your pet for a crate. Get your crate early and get your pet accustomed to your crate before you travel.

    It is also important to know the rules for importing a pet to the UK. You can find them here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/UnitedKingdom.cfm.

    Be sure and find an airline that flies the entire route. Do not change airline companies along the way.
    Susan

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    Re: Travelling with pet for the first time

    Thanks for the reply.
    Will definitely try the options that you have mentioned. And yes, I will be taking the flight that is providing direct route so that my dog does not feel uncomfortable throughout the journey.

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    Re: Travelling with pet for the first time

    It is hard to travel along with the pet in flight. By installing the Gladiator Dog Waste Station we can give comfort to them during and after a flight. Gladiator Stations are now available in Black, as well as Green, for added aesthetics.

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    Re: Travelling with pet for the first time

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