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Sedating cats for plane travel

If transporting your pet by air is the only option, find out whether they can travel in the cabin with you.

As a rule, cats are almost always better off in their own home.

But if you have decided it's best to bring your pet along, follow our tips for a safe and low-stress trip.

Never transport a pet in the back of an open pickup truck.

Stop frequently to allow your pet to exercise and eliminate.

Even if you’re certain of your timing, you can get held up — in just 30 minutes, you could return to a 120 degree car and a pet suffering irreversible organ damage or death.

If you see a pet left inside a hot car take these steps to help them.

But never permit your pet to leave the car without a collar, ID tag and leash.

Whenever possible, share the driving and pet caretaking duties with a friend or family member.

If you get overwhelmed by all the regulations, there are companies that can help you navigate through the process of flying with a pet.

Pet Travel Carriers on » When you contact the airline, be sure to get clear answers to these questions: Your pet's carrier will have to pass through the security screening along with you.

But you must call the airline well in advance; there are limits to the number of animals allowed in the cabin.