Flying With a Frenchie
When flying with your Frenchie, make sure you are prepared for the trip. You’ll want to give your dog some time to adjust to the new environment. Make sure to keep your dog in a carrier that is secure and well ventilated. If you are taking a long flight, you may want to schedule a trip to the vet during the trip.
You should also take the dog for a walk or play with it before boarding the plane. This will reduce your dog’s anxiety and allow him to become more relaxed. Your dog will appreciate the extra attention, and you will be able to sleep better. Bringing along some treats and toys will also go a long way.
The best time to fly with your dog is early morning. Airlines generally don’t allow pets on planes after dark. For this reason, it’s a good idea to arrive at the airport at least a few hours before your departure. On longer flights, you might want to contact the airline in advance to see if they will allow you to bring your dog with you.
As far as traveling on a plane goes, you should look into the Guaranteed on Board program. It can help you get reimbursed if your pet is denied boarding. Many airlines require dogs to be microchipped and have a health certificate. Also, you’ll need to bring along a passport for your pet if you plan on going abroad.
The most important piece of advice is to prepare in advance. While most airlines will allow your dog to fly in the cabin, there is a weight limit. Usually, your dog’s carrier must fit under the seat in front of you.
You can also travel with a Frenchie in a crate. You can opt for a soft-sided crate, which is collapsible. A crate should provide security for your dog’s collar and be big enough for your pet to stand up in. Be sure to use disinfectant wipes for your hands and the dog’s paws.
If you are planning to use a crate, make sure that you train your Frenchie to go into it. They can be a little anxious, and a crate will provide some security. Remember that the most important part of a crate is to make it comfortable for your Frenchie.
Another option is to fly with your dog in a cargo hold. Although this is not recommended, it’s possible. Unfortunately, this is a dangerous proposition. In fact, several French Bulldogs have died in the airline cargo area.
Before you fly with your Frenchie, make sure to check with your airline to see if they have any special requirements. Some airlines will allow your dog to fly in the cargo hold if they are a brachycephalic breed. Other carriers may have a weight limit. Keep in mind that some carriers are only suitable for adult Frenchies.
Finally, it’s always a good idea to pack a small portable water bottle. It’s not uncommon for a dog to overheat while on a flight.