Is Pet Transport Safe?

The overwhelming answer to this question is YES.

Dogs, cats and other pet’s types like reptiles, rabbits, birds and even fish travel extremely well without suffering any adverse side effects. Pets travel in a pressurized, temperature controlled dimly lit section of the cargo hold, where the travel crates are safely strapped into position by trained airline staff. It may be of some comfort to know that the captain of the aircraft sets the temperature of the cargo hold. When animals are travelling the temperature is generally set to approximately 18 degrees Celsius.

Dogtainers strictly follow the protocols laid out by IATA in the Live Animals Regulations manual.The regulations cover key areas such as crate specifications, airport and airline restrictions and safe travelling conditions. In addition to the Live Animal Regulations (LAR) Dogtainers call on a nationwide network of government accredited vets to ensure timely blood tests are met and all necessary vaccinations are given all within a controlled veterinary environment minimizing the risk to your pet.

The shortest routes to all destinations are chosen. If a direct route is not possible, where time permits Dogtainers staff will do a personal comfort stop in transit at the airport terminal.Your pet will access to water throughout the flight.

For further information regarding how best to prepare a pet for transport go to Prepare a Pet or for some answers to commonly asked questions please go to FAQ