How much does pet relocation cost?
Standard costs: Pet air travel costs $125t to $1,200+, depending on the pet’s size and the distance required for travel. Professional pet relocation costs from $200 to $1,200, depending on the pet’s size, moving date and any pet travel services (travel crate, pet vet. pet docs assistance, kennel, pet hotel, travel permits from consulate).
Do animals ears hurt when flying?
Yes, just like humans, dogs and other animals undergo ear-popping, and feel discomfort during take-off and landing. Animals hearing sense is much stronger than humans, which makes them incredible prone to experiencing discomfort. During change in altitude, your pet will experience the air pressure change, and the canal in their middle ear, which is responsible for controlling the pressure widens to balance the change in altitude pressure.
During this period the animal’s ear tries to control this balance, the pet will experience (blocked ears) muffled hearing, uncomfortable feeling and then ear-popping nonetheless. Pet chewing on something can reduce the discomfort feeling during take-off and landing.
The risk of flying with pets in cargo
There have been incidents of airline pet travel that has caused deterioration to many pet’s health. Our pet relocation agency is one of the few to take extra effort to double-confirm details such as the pet’s age, breed personality and pet’s health certificate vouching for the pet’s eligibility for flight travel. This ensures a 100% safe travel for the pet.
Some of the commonly reported pet relocation risks while flying include dehydration, urethral obstruction, hypothermia, heart failure, respiratory failure, or maybe an accident injury from carrier tumbling over. Rest assured most airlines take utmost humane and safe measures, and precautions to deliver your pet safe and sound.
Steps to Prepare your pet for cargo
There are a few pre-planning steps that you can take to assist your pet in having a safe flight:
Visit your Vet – Bring your dog to your vet at least a month before you plan your journey and check with him about your dog’s eligibility to fly in cargo. If your dog is not fit to endure cargo, check with your vet if he can travel safely in the cabin with you. Also, verify the same with your airlines.
Travel anxiety Training – Start crate training your pet a week before travel. Equip him to stay calm and relaxed inside a crate for at least 6-8 hours. Give him his favorite feed at least 4 hours before checking him in and make sure to trim his nails so that he doesn’t injure himself trying to get out.
Arrange Crate – Buy a crate for your dog that allows him or her to comfortably sit, stand, lie down, and turn aroundy. Include in the crate something that smells familiar to your pet like a toy or a blanket or a ball.
SCApet works to ensure a stress-free trip for your pet, thereby reducing your anxiety by half. Contact us for more about our worldwide pet relocation today!
SCA Pet Transport Logistics
8939 S Sepulveda Blvd #102
Los Angeles, CA 90045
We Specialize In: Considering all available options when planning every pet’s itinerary. We coordinate the entire process or help you only with certain parts of it. SCA Pet Transport will help prepare your pet for its trip and resolve any obstacles that may appear along the way.