While planning a vacation with your pets, you may have marveled at the amount of red tape required. It turns out airlines and states impose an incredible amount of health certification requirements. And their end goal? Preventing the spread of disease through pet travel.
Few things in life are as stressful as long-distance moves. Here’s what you need to know about moving with pets across the country.
Traveling with pets is a source of stress for many owners, and understandably so. Animals can be like small children – they have specific requirements, but can’t tell you what those are. That’s what leads people to rely on conventional wisdom about pet transportation. These factoids can be based in reality, or they can be Read more about Seven Myths About Pet Transportation[…]
Continuing our series of Driver Interviews, we got in touch with Kevin Chadwick of Teacher’s Pet Logistics, a Texas-based shipping outfit. A veteran of the 101st Airborne Division, Kevin has worked as a trucker for a few years after leaving the army back in 1997. He has since finished college and is now a physics Read more about Driver Interviews: Kevin Chadwick, 48 states in 40 days[…]
Summer heat is still going strong, so let’s talk about a condition that many pets must deal with around this time of the year. Heatstroke in animals is a health hazard that we’ve touched on before. This time we’ll look into the causes of this overheating, with an emphasis on preventative measures. Pet owners and Read more about Recognizing and preventing heatstroke in animals[…]
In years past, we’ve published a number of driver interviews on this blog. As the community keeps growing, we’re looking to make this a more regular feature. We’d like each transporter to be able to share their first-hand experience, good or bad, with everyone involved. This month, we spoke with Kristy Kokolakis of Open Road Read more about Driver Interviews: Kristy K’s Success Story[…]
Not all dogs are created equal – countless breeds exist, some facing more significant health risks than others. From respiratory difficulties to hereditary defects to zoonotic diseases, there’s a vast variety of potential health problems. Many of these can complicate transportation, which is an issue that all companies that transport pets should take into account. Read more about Pet safety in transportation for high-risk dog breeds[…]
It’s almost that time of the year again – hot summer months are coming up fast. Pretty soon, we’re going to have to start thinking about keeping our pets cool, at home or on the road. Here’s a few words of advice you might want to consider if planning pet transportation this summer. Know your Read more about Pet transportation: animal safety tips for summer 2019[…]
In pet transportation, we deal with considerate, responsible clients. They care for their animals and want to make sure they’re treated right. Some of their most common questions have to do with sedation and shipping. How safe is it to medicate a kitty before putting her in a crate? Can a sedated dog’s breathing be Read more about Pet Transportation: When Is It OK to Sedate Your Pet?[…]
Transporting a cat across the country can sometimes feel like… well, like herding cats. Those who’ve faced difficulty driving their feline friends around often choose to rely on cat shipping services instead. But that presents a whole new problem: how do you choose the right kind of person for the job? What assurances can a Read more about Cat Shipping: What to Look for in a Driver[…]