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|02-16-2007, 08:10 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2007
New question about flying with your yorkie!
Hi everyone, just want to start out by saying thanks for replying to my first post it made me feel better I was wondering if any of you who have flown to europe with your yorkie recieved a chip? I was told in order to fly him to portugal he needs to have a chip Also my rocky is very hyper and barks a lot so there is a chance i would have to sedate him especially to get him in a carrier because he hates it!! Do you think its ok if i sedate him? All this traveling problems are making me so nervous but the people that usually watch him for me can't watch him and I really don't want to beard him because i feel that they won't give him the attention that he needs. I never flown with him before and i'm super nervous of something bad happening to him. So any advice i would appreciate.
Thanks in advance
|02-16-2007, 09:15 AM||#2|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
I think I would start with getting him used to the carrier.
Put some nice treats in,
put the yorkie in and try going for car rides with him on the floor of the car.
You really need to help the dog reach a comfort level with his carrier.
The dog will be fine on the flight. So what if he barks? It won't last all the way. There will probably be a baby crying louder than your dog.
I traveled 5 times to Europe with my yorkie. She was super great!
Our vet did not recomend sedatives. He said it is harder for them to figure out what is going on when they are 'high.' LOL.
Check with your vet on when you should cut off food or water. This will depend on the time of day you will begin your air travel.
I am a flight attendant, and we have passengers going around the world with pets on board in carriers. They do really fine. I think it is just us parents who worry more about the experience.
Most of the dogs sleep the whole way!