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International Travel with Dog
Jun 24th, 2006 at 4:25pm
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In September I am moving to London from the US (North Carolina).  I have a Jack Russel/Pit (?) Mix, who's age I am unsure of.  My best bet is that she's anywhere from 3-8.

She was really horribly abused before I adopted her, so when she's around anyone other than me- she shakes and gets really, really nervous.  She has gotten better though!

I do not want to leave her here- but I am so nervous about bringing her on the plane.  I'm flying British Airways, and they do not allow pets in the cabin- only in the cargo area.

They say that the cargo area is dark- but they do their best to make the pets comfortable.

Has anyone had any experience with this?  Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Re: International Travel with Dog
Reply #1 - Jun 26th, 2006 at 12:32pm
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If you are on a long flight, there is something your vet can prescribe to help her through the long hours in her crate.  Jacks are not happy kids when it comes to planes.

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Re: International Travel with Dog
Reply #2 - Jul 6th, 2006 at 6:02pm
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I flew my dog from France, it went just fine for him, but he is a very mellow dog to begin with. I would recommend to sedate him and make sure that you get the cage in advance, put his bed in it so he can get familiar with it at home and use it as his "house".
Doesn't England have a 3 or 6 months quarantine though? Maybe they changed it but it was one of the harshest quarantine in the World. Ireland had 6 months for sure.
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Re: International Travel with Dog
Reply #3 - Jul 9th, 2006 at 10:49am
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Yes, England has a horribly long quarantine period.

I think that leaving her here would probably be more tramatic for her then taking her on the airplane. Older dogs are hard to adopt out and I'm sure that she would miss you! Be careful about sedating her- many airlines do not want pets sedated for travel. There is a higher risk of something going wrong, with no one there to watch her.

Is she crate trained? If so, I think that you may be surprised. She may do better than you think.
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Re: International Travel with Dog
Reply #4 - Jul 18th, 2006 at 4:36pm
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Glad someone mentioned the quarentine thing, because you didn't and I was wondering how you got around it.  Did you know there is a 6 months quarentine. My dad is in the navy and when he got orders to London we ended up leaving our dogs with family because of the quarentine.
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