cruise,international pet move,pet move,pet transportation,pet travel February 29, 2016
Air Animal Pet Movers®, the Tampa, Florida pet moving service, helps pet owners safely relocate their pets across the U.S. and around the world. Most of our clients are corporate transferees moving to new job opportunities.
While Air Animal is not involved in vacation and leisure travel arrangements, more pet owners than ever fly with their pets to grandma's house for the holidays or to vacation spots. So, we'll share some of our expertise for the vacation travelers.
Plan ahead, plan ahead, plan ahead! Countries outside the continental United States, very clearly define their requirements for pet entry. Import permits, blood tests, specific health certificates, and a myriad of details are frequently necessary before pets can enter.
Many cruise ship vacationers call Air Animal seeking assistance with pet health certificates for international cruising. Each island country where these ships dock have very specific health certificate protocols which must be followed exactly. Air Animal and its documentation staff are familiar with these rules and regulations. Call Air Animal's documentation specialist, Emily Scian, at extension 200 for information about our international pet health certificate program.
Homeland Security and the TSA have suggestions for people traveling with their small pets.
If you plan to travel with your pet over the holidays, it's wise to plan ahead with the airline on which you are ticketed to fully understand their policies about pets in the passenger cabin during peak travel times. Consult the origin and destination airport websites to identify the useful information on their pet services and a map to find their Service Animal Relief Areas (SARAs). SARAs make traveling a lot more enjoyable for everyone.
Before traveling long distances by air or car, our veterinarian founder Dr. Walter Woolf recommends reducing food intake by 50 percent starting several days before travel. Allow pets access to fresh water and outdoor exercise. Reducing food intake is beneficial and will prevent those unfortunate accidents which may occur with changes of water and food sources.