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KIYAVIA CARGO – offers to take advantage of a special offer for the international transportation of animals.

Loading and unloading animals has the highest priority in order not to expose them to sudden changes in temperature. Transportation is carried out in special cages made of plastic, wood or plywood.

The animal must be delivered to the airport 2-4 hours before boarding the aircraft to complete all the necessary procedures.

International transportation of animals: what documents need to be prepared ?

dog and bag

When carrying out international transportation of animals, the following documents must be prepared in advance:

1) Original certificate of the value of the animal (purchase document or certificate from the club where the animal is registered).

2) Veterinary certificate form No. 1 (Order of the State Department of Veterinary Medicine of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine dated April 19, 2005 No. 32), which is issued by the veterinary clinic three days before departure.

3) Passport of the animal with all vaccinations and indication of the chip number (electronic chipping of the animal is mandatory).

4) Passport and sender’s identification code.

flying cat

When booking, you must provide the data of the consignor and consignee with phone numbers (the airline contacts the consignee to confirm their readiness to accept the cargo at the destination).

Features perform international transport of a dog or cat

International transportation of cats and dogs

Before carrying out international transport of a dog or cat, pay attention to several important points:

  1. Time travel. Book early, some airlines limit the number of animals on board. Or we do not recommend planning transportation of dogs and cats with a short muzzle (brachycephalic skull) in the summer months, it is difficult for them to maintain a normal body temperature on their own.
  2. Airlines transport animals in heated and ventilated cargo areas. Cats and dogs do much better in quiet, dark rooms where they can fall asleep.
  3. The animal must travel in a special container of a certain size. The dog or cat should be able to turn around in the container from a standing, standing, sitting and lying position in a comfortable position. For dogs and cats with a short muzzle, it is necessary to select a container with a margin of 10% of the design parameters.
  4. USDA recommends that no more than two puppies or kittens, 8 weeks to 6 months of age, weighing 9 kg or less, be transported by air in a single container. The International Air Transport Association supports these recommendations.
  5. The airline may require feed with feeding instructions attached to the container.

two dogs into the box

A crate for the international transport of a cat, dog or ferret must meet the requirements of the International Air Transport Association. Special plastic boxes can be purchased at any pet store. For fighting dog breeds, the airline may require a wooden cage. If a standard cage does not fit the animal, then the shipper makes a cage from plywood.

Transportation of animals to Europe

To transport animals (dogs, cats and ferrets) to Europe, you must have:

  • chip;
  • Rabies vaccination (no earlier than three months before the departure date)
  • Vaccination against the parasite of multichamber echinococcus (when transporting dogs to Finland, Ireland, Great Britain, Norway and Malta)
  • Accompanying documentation (veterinary certificate of international standard, written statement of the owner or responsible person for the non-commercial purpose of transportation and route of the animal).

Please note that the legislation of different countries regulating the import of animals may differ significantly and have certain nuances. To avoid difficulties, consult additionally with our managers

Preparing animals for transportation

Train your animal in a container. Such animals behave calmly during transportation. Reduce the amount of food consumed the day before shipment, provide the animal with sufficient water. Go for a walk before leaving. A small amount of food 2:00 before handing the animal over to the carrier will help calm it down and is a must when transporting animals to the United States.

dog in the car

Accustom your animal to a new environment

The International Air Transport Association does not recommend the use of sedatives and tranquilizers on animals during transport in the hold and in the cabin due to the potential side effects. This view is supported by veterinarians, including the American Veterinary Association.

Such means are used before or during air travel to reduce the risks of unwanted animal behavior. Usually, acetopromazine or benzodiazepines are used. The drugs suppress motor activity and the activity of the sympathetic nervous system. However, if the dose is incorrectly calculated, the animal may lose its sense of balance, the ability to move, which can lead to blows and injuries, as well as difficulty and blockage of breathing due to improper posture.

Sometimes dogs and other animals are prescribed antidepressants (amitriptyline, clomipramine) and anxiolytics (chlordiazepoxide). Side effects include arrhythmia, hypotension, central nervous system depression and, in some cases, convulsions. These drugs are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of separation anxiety.

If you decide to use tranquilizers, the procedure must be carried out by a veterinarian with an entry in the veterinary certificate.

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