Tips For Traveling With Your Dog: Five Myths About Flying With Your Pet
After sharing a lot about traveling, @olivethetravelier and I noticed a lot of myths floating around. We wanted to help make traveling with your dog easier by addressing & explaining these myths!
✈️ Myth #1: All airlines are the same
Each airline has different rules when flying with your pet.
Things to pay attention to are weight/size restrictions, documentation requirements ( rabies, health certificate, etc ), carrier size, pet-fee, etc.
✈️ Myth #2: All airports have pet relief areas
Not all airports have designated pet relief areas so it is important to plan accordingly.
Some are rock piles, patches of grass, dirt, and some only have areas outside of the airport.
Check out dogsonplanes.com for more info.
✈️ Myth #3: Snub nose dogs can't fly
A lot of people believe snub nose dogs can't fly. However, this is not true.
We recommend asking your vet before flying with your dog if you have any concerns.
✈️ Myth #4: CBD is the only way to relieve anxiety
CBD is a great way to help calm your pet. It is important to start using CBD before you fly to make sure it works well for your pet.
There are also doggy downers, weighted vests, exercise, and homeopathic remedies in addition to CBD.
✈️ Myth #5: ESA and service dogs are the same
In 2020, airlines changed the rules to no longer let ESA animals fly. Because of this, it is important to know the difference between ESA and service dogs!
ESA = An emotional support animal serves as more of a companion for the owner.
any pet can be considered an emotional support animal if deemed beneficial to the owner by a mental health professional or doctor
Service Dogs = A service dog is specially trained to perform a function or job for an owner that has a physical, intellectual, or emotional disability.
only specifically-trained dogs can be service dogs. A service dog agency will help to find one to best meet that person's needs