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Questions re; moving to Europe with a puppy

Postby LilJ on Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:46 pm

Hello, I am wondering if anyone has had the experience of moving to a different country with a puppy. We are getting a puppy in March and have to relocate to Europe in May of this year. We are worried about putting the pup in the cargo on a cross atlantic flight. Any ideas or personal experiences? Much appreciate it.
Ps: we are going to a small town in France.
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Re: Questions re; moving to Europe with a puppy

Postby Sunnygirl on Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:39 pm

We brought our older dog with us from South Africa. A puppy though is a whole other ball game lol.

Assuming the pup would only be 4 to 6 months old? To me that seems like a really long time for that age to be crated on a flight, but not impossible. If the flight is not over pup's usual bed-time, I'd hire someone (as chances are you will be too busy) to keep pup extremely active for many hours before leaving (but keeping well hydrated until 45 min before).

Definitely inquire with airlines as to if/how they check on animals, etc.
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