Sedating cat air travel
Make sure you've got your pet's paperwork wherever you go—and bring it back with you, too.The United States expects the same documents regardless of whether your pet is a first-time traveler to the United States or is a returning from an international trip.
"An animal's natural ability to balance and maintain equilibrium is altered under sedation," noted Dr.Tape a note on the pet container with all relevant information: name of the pet, age, destination and flight number just in case the crate is accidentally left by you somewhere because of anxiety from traveling with your pet.Here at Pet Relocation, we are constantly asked about sedation or the use of tranquilizers when flying our customers' pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), sedating cats or dogs during air travel may increase the risk of heart and respiratory problems.Here's a list of things to know before you travel with your pet in the main cabin (which we gathered from these two sites, Rules For Pets on a Plane and Pets On The Go). Because of the stress traveling will probably place on your pet, it's best to have the claws trimmed.
That way, there's less chance of your pet clawing through the mesh netting of the carry-on (the mesh carry-on is a requirement).There have been a number of instances where sedated pets traveling by air needed veterinary care to recover from the sedation. Occasionally, owners have given repeated doses to ensure a comfortable journey for their pet.