Pets older than 9 years / information

  • For pets older than 9 years, we recommend that your vet perform an extensive/ geriatric health exam on all vital organs (heart, liver, and kidneys).
  • An elderly pet’s hydration levels need to be up to par and remain normal without the use of medication. This is due to the fact that many animals will not drink the water provided while in transit.
  • Another recommendation for elderly pets is to purchase a kennel larger than the minimum required and make sure there are ventilation holes in the back. This will allow more air to flow through the crate.
  • Acclimatize the pet as much as possible to the travel crate environment. This may be the pet’s home for up to 16 hours at a time (depending on the length of the flight).Stress levels have proven to drop dramatically for pets accustomed to their travel crates ahead of time