As summer approaches many owners of ‘snub nosed’ breed dogs are finding it impossible to ship their dogs on a commercial carrier. Airlines have always had varying restrictions on animal travel. Most animals are generally allowed to fly in the passenger cabin if they weigh less than 20 pounds. If you are lucky enough to have a dog that weighs in at less than 20 LBS!
The breeds, which also include Persian and Himalayan cats, have smaller openings to their noses and elongated soft palates on the roofs of their mouths, which make breathing more difficult for them. Those breathing problems can be magnified in stressful situations like air travel, and further exacerbated in extreme heat.
Many pet owners have to resort to driving the dogs.
We can help coordinate ground travel if you are looking to travel one of these dogs!