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Pet Flight Glossary

Airline approved kennel:
In order to ship a dog, a cat or any other pet abroad, you will need a kennel that meets the international standards for an ordinary pet kennel is just not enough now days.

Boarding facilities overseas:
When you fly with a pet on a long distance flight that includes over day or overnight stops, a pet boarding facility is highly recommended. There are reasonable boarding facilities in main airports and or nearby leading airports worldwide just make sure you handle all preparations prior to the flight.

Before you purchase a kennel you ought to make sure it has the "airline approved" stamp on it and that it fits your pet measurements (the pet should be able to stand up straight and turn around comfortably).

Cargo shipment for pets:
When you ship a pet on an aircraft that is geared to carry merchandise rather than people that is called a "pet cargo shipment". Pet shipping via cargo is a very common since there are countries that allow pet importation by cargo only (countries such as UK, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa etc.). Pet shipment as cargo is the only alternative when it comes to shipping pets that are to big for the main cabin and even the luggage compartment on a plane and when a massive shipment is on the agenda.

Custom clearance:
When shipping pets abroad as cargo there are tax payments involved (for importing pets and exporting pets). The prices and the payment methods are different in every country and in every airport so you should check out the regulations at departure and arrival points. .

Document check:
There are hundreds of different forms and applications relevant to pet shipping at a global level. Every country has its bureaucratic system and shipping pets to or from a certain country requires working according to those terms. You're entitled to consult with a professional pet shipper and let him perform a document check to make sure you have all the relevant papers and they are all filled out correctly.

Flight Management:
A comprehensive service provided by a certified pet shipping operator. The flight manager is a professional that resembles to an event planer who is in charge of your flight plans and his main concern is seeing to it that you and your pet travel comfortably and safely.

Flight tickets for pets:
Pets are airline's clients in the full sense of the word when they travel with you. When taking care of your traveling reservations make sure that the airline allows pets on board. *Every airline is entitled to update the fee for the pet tickets just as it's entitled to update the passengers' flight fee every now and then. When you call the airline to confirm your flight (24 beforehand), make sure they book a ticket for your pet/s as well.

Health Certificate:
A pet's health declaration signed by a certified vet confirming that the pet is in good health (hence that the pet is not carrying a disease, had not been operated on lately and is in good medical condition at the time being). Take into account that you might be asked by airlines and or country authorities at departure or arrival points to present a health certificate.

Import / export permits:
Pet imports and pet exports procedures depend on the country which you depart from and the destination point. When import/export permits are mandatory you will not be able to ship your pet from or import it into the country without the required forms.

Medical report:
When you travel abroad with your pet you will need his medical report for the pets import/export procedures. It's also important to carry it with you when traveling in case of an emergency (if you'll need to go to a new veterinarian who is unfamiliar with your pet's medical history).

Pet Courier:
Professional pet attendants that accompany pets during international flights when their owners are unable to fly with them.

Pet In Cabin:
Some airlines are more "pet friendly" than others. The most pet friendly airlines allow pets on the aircraft and even in the main passenger cabin as long as the pet weight no more than 10 kg with the flight kennel.

Pet passport:
An official document that simplifies pet travel between countries which are members of the European Union (bypass the quarantine requirements etc.).

Pet flight agency:
A professional travel agency that handles all pet flight and relocation affairs including flight tickets, import permits, pet friendly hotels or boarding facilities etc.

Quarantine is compulsory isolation, typically to contain the spread of considered disease and viruses. Some countries (UK or Australia for example) require pet quarantine before allowing the pet to enter the country. Pet quarantine is carried out in a governmental quarantine station near the airport.

Rabies blood test:
In order to import a pet you will need to take your pet to the vet for the rabies shot. The rabies vaccination is mandatory at every country as will as international airlines. However, there are countries that take further precautions and require that the pet be rechecked for rabies symptoms once more after the shot just to make sure that the antibody system is responding to the medication to its full potential.

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