Why are there so many dogs on planes now?

If it seems there are a lot more animals in airports — and on airplanes — these days, you're not imagining it. More than 30 airports around the country now have regular programs that bring certified pet therapy dogs and their handlers into the terminals to mingle with passengers and help ease the stress of traveling.

Should I take my dog on a plane?

Bottom line: Before you book a trip, think long and hard about whether it's essential to bring your dog along for the journey. “In general, I recommend not flying with a pet unless absolutely necessary,” says Justine Lee, veterinary expert for Pumpkin Pet Insurance.

Why do people bring dogs on planes?

What do planes do with dogs?

Pet dogs and cats travelling to an international destination are placed in a pressurised and temperature-controlled area of the cargo hold of the aeroplane. Even though it is part of the cargo hold, your per will not travel stacked on top of the baggage.

How expensive is it to fly with a dog?

Generally, airlines charge a pet fee of $100 to $200 each way, but prices will vary depending on where you're traveling and your airline. Check the airline's pet policy before purchasing a ticket to make sure your pet meets the airline's breed and size requirements. If not, the airline won't let them board.

Is it stressful for dogs to fly?

The simple answer though is, flying can be quite stressful for dogs but with the correct preparation, that stress level can be greatly reduced. And let's not forget, different dogs handle situations differently. Some will hunker down and sleep for the duration, others might be excited, and some will be nervous.

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