PET SHIPPING FAQS


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TRAVELING WITH PETS OR ANIMALS

COMMON QUESTIONS

IS IT SAFE TO GIVE MY PET A SEDATIVE PRIOR TO TRAVEL?

NO. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), air transport of sedated pets may be fatal. Some animals have adverse reactions to sedatives. Also sedatives effect that animal’s natural ability to stabilize, balance and maintain equilibrium. When a kennel is moved, the sedated animal may not have the ability to balance and brace to prevent possible injury. The increased altitude can also create respiratory and cardiovascular for dogs and cats that are sedated. Brachycephalic breeds are especially susceptible to the affects of sedatives. An alternative to sedatives is to acclimate your pet to their crate in advance. Please click here for some tips on crate training.

WHAT SERVICES DOES CONTINENTAL PET RELOCATION PROVIDE?


VETERINARIAN CONSULTATION – We provide all of the required import and export documents to you and your vet to meet the country import requirements. This is a non-negotiable part of our service to ensure your pet exports and imports meeting all country requirements.
GOVERNMENT ENDORSEMENT – We will advise and instruct regarding the requirements of the USDA endorsement for all international relocations to meet the country import requirements. We provide the pre-paid overnight mailing labels to expedite the USDA endorsement.
CHECK IN SERVICES – Our agent will handle the check in services with the airline at the origin airport.
FLIGHT BOOKING & FREIGHT FEES – We make the necessary flight reservations and provide the necessary documentation to secure the airline reservation. We only ship using pet friendly airlines and we evaluate the best itinerary for your pet to ensure the most efficient routing.
FLIGHT TRACKING – We will track your pet’s relocation from origin to destination and keep you updated throughout their journey.
LOGISTICS COORDINATION – We will arrange the travel itineraries needed and ensure that all parties involved are notified. In the event that changes occur due to the airline schedule, export requirements, or a client request, we do our best to accommodate your pet with a revised itinerary that best suits your needs and ensures their safety and comfort.
TRAVEL CRATE GUIDELINES – We provide you with all the information regarding the travel crate requirements to meet IATA and airline standards. We can also offer to supply these crates at cost and have them shipped directly to you prior to relocation to allow your pet time to become acclimated to his/her travel crate. Click HERE for a measuring guide
OUR OPTIONAL SERVICES INCLUDE:
*Provide Airline Approved Travel Crates
*Transportation From Residence to Airport
*Customs Clearance At Destination Airport
*Transportation from Airport to Residence
*Boarding Services
*Vet Appointment for Health Certificates or Necessary Services For Export