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How to Ship your Dog, Cat or Pet to England and the UK

For more info regarding Dog, Cat or Pet Shipping and Pet Transport to the UK and England please visit www.shipmypettoeurope.com or AnimalTransporters.com. There are many regulations you need to be aware of before Pet Travel to Europe from the US.

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Pet Shipping and Pet Transport in Los Angeles

If you’re looking to ship your pet from state to state or to another country please visit Pet Shipping Pet Tranport at Pet Travellosangeles.com for all your Pet Travel and Pet Relocation needs. Whether your trying to move your dog or cat to another state or outside the United States, we are here for you.

How do I ship my Cat home – Pet Shipping your Cat by Air

How Do I Ship my Cat Home – Pet Transport, Pet Shipping and Cat Travel by Air

Check with your airline or with animaltransporters.com in advance for their specific rules and regulations on shipping cats. You will be responsible for complying with their rules, preparing your cat for travel, and providing the appropriate supplies and documents. For Expert, Safe and Caring Cat Travel & Cat Shipping Services please visit AnimalTransporters.com for more info

Can my cat travel safely by air?

Only healthy, well-behaved cats should travel by air, since they will experience less-than-ideal conditions during the flight. Some cats should not travel by air, including those that are:

  • Ill or injured
  • Aggressive towards strangers
  • Under 8 weeks old
  • Elderly
  • Not accustomed to being in a crate
  • Forbidden by the airline or destination
  • What documentation will I need to show the airlines?

To make sure you meet the requirements for supplies and documentation for your cat, check in advance with your airlines as well as the state your cat will be flying to or call AnimalTransporters.com at 800-699-3012.

Since most airlines require health and vaccination certificates, make sure to have these documents no later than 10 days before the trip, and ensure that they have been signed by your cat’s veterinarian.

What supplies do I need to ship my cat by air?

All airlines will require that your cat have a carrier or kennel when traveling by air. The kennel should be large enough that your cat is able to lie down, stand up, and turn around. Smaller breeds may be able to go in the cabin with you; in this case, the carrier will need to be able to fit under your seat.

In addition to a carrier, also pack these items with your cat:

  • Leash
  • Collar with ID tags
  • Food and water
  • A photo of your cat with your contact information

What to do when you arrive at the airport:

If your cat is traveling in the cargo bay, arrive well in advance so that you can check in and process your cat as cargo.  Keep in mind that most airlines will not allow you to do this more than three hours in advance.

Your cat will go to the cargo area of the airport that is separate from where regular luggage goes, so make sure you take him to the proper loading dock.

When you hand your cat over to the airline employee, also make sure that they receive your cat’s documentation and tell them of any special needs or feeding requirements that your cat needs. Although it is not required, consider tipping the airline employee and request that they take special care of your cat.

If you are able, watch your cat during the loading and unloading process – this is especially important if you have a connecting flight. When you arrive at your destination, you can claim your happy cat!

Places to take your Dog or Puppy in Ventura County

Please visit Pet Taxi Los Angeles and Pet Taxi LA for all your Los Angeles and Ventura Counties Pet Transport, Dog Shipping, and all other Pet Transportation needs. If your in Ventura County and looking for some places to take your dog or puppy here is a list of some stops you may want to make along the way….

Calabasas

  • Bark Park. The one acre Bark Park is on Las Virgenes Road, in Calabassas. Complete with benches, a doggie drinking fountain, trash cans, and poop scoops.

Camarillo

  • Camarillo Dog Park. Off-Leash Dog Park in the city of Camarillo. Benches, table, drinking fountains for dogs and people, shady, completely fenced and double gated. No charge. Location: Inside Camarillo Grove County Park, show them your dog and entrance is free.Directions: Camarillo Springs Rd. off the 101 Freeway. (Thank you Larry Yakerson)

Oxnard

  •  Star Canine Social Club. Free Off-Leash Dog Park / Club. Is your dog bored, fat, lazy, stupid? Bouncing off the walls with excess energy! Do they prefer playing with the cat to you?? He could be a STAR! Get Them (and yourself) off the couch and out to the fresh air and sunshine for some fantastically fun activity & entertainment. There is No Charge to Play!  Socialization. Agility Equipment. Frisbee. Fresh Air & Grass. Obedience. Fly-Ball – Games. Balls – Sticks. Group Activities. Dog Toys – Contests. Small Dog Agility & a secure play area. Lots of other dogs and dog owners! Location: 2nd & H Street. Old Oxnard High School. Directions: Take Oxnard Blvd or Ventura Road to 2nd Street- then into town to H Street. (Thank you Chuck Wright)

Los Padres National Forest

  • Off-leash trials. 1.9 Million acres that include the Big Sur area. Forest Headquarters, 6144 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117, 805-683-6711.

Thousand Oaks

  • Conejo Creek Park.. A three-acre playground with picnic tables and drinking fountains divided into two sections, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. The park will operate from 7 a.m. to sunset daily except for when equestrian events are being held at a nearby arena. Dogs must be on leashes from the parking lot to the park’s double gates and that owners clean up after their pets. Located in the Northwest section of the park.  Janss Road and 23 Freeway. (Thank you Sinam)

Port Hueneme

  • Hollywood Beach.  Port Hueneme. Dogs can be off leash on the beach and in the water. Location: San Nicholas Avenue and Victoria Avenue. Directions: 101 Freeway to Victoria Avenue Exit. Continue South (which is left at the end of the ramp from 101 North). After passing Channel Islands Boulevard and the Coast Guard station, there is a stop sign where you will take a Right onto San Nicholas Avenue. Continue straight into the parking lot for Hollywood Beach.

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Visit Pet Taxi La for Expert, Caring and Safe Pet Transport around Los Angeles

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If you need any kind of Dog, Cat or Pet Travel or Taxi Services around Los Angeles or Surrounding Counties, Please visit us at www.PetTaxiLA.com. Daily trips to and from LAX / Los Angeles Airports….

Best Pet Transport, Travel and Dog Shipping Options

Hiring a pet transport company for pet relocation service is the best for people or families who are relocating, not for those going on vacation. These companies will ship your pet any time of the year.

By hiring a pet transport you can focus on the details of the move rather than worrying about moving your pet. Trying to move your pet by yourself can be stressful and even dangerous for your pet. There are two main ways to transport your pet: by ground or by air.

For Ground Transport:
If you choose to drive to your destination without your dog, cat, bird, or reptile, you should make arrangements with a pet transporter (preferably one that is USDA-licensed.) Many pet transport companies offer a choice between moving your pet privately (with no other animals on board), or having it ride in the truck or van with other pets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture requires that transported pets have enough room to sit up, move around and stretch out. When choosing a kennel for your pet, add 6 inches to its length and height. Make sure the kennel is roomy enough to accommodate your pet but not too big as to avoid being charged for a larger kennel that is needed. Animal transport health documentation

The pet transport company will want to see a veterinarian-signed certificate of good health within a month of departure. Proof of rabies vaccination will also be required. You will have to sign a form authorizing emergency care for your pet should it be necessary.

Necessary Supplies
Make sure you have packed enough food for your animal in baggies and label them with your pet’s name. Many companies will supply a leash for exercising your pet but do expect them to have a properly fitted collar for your animal. Check with your transporter to make sure supplies such as water, toys, treats and beds for your pet are on hand.

Pet Travel Costs
Make sure you go over all the charges that you will be responsible for in transporting your pet, such as kennel cost, mileage fees, supplies, fees for late delivery, cancellation, etc.

For Air Pet Transport:
If you choose to ship your pet by air, you can either choose an airline animal company or make arrangements directly with the airline. Today, as more airlines are enhancing their security, people are turning to professional pet movers to take care of the details.

Health Documentation
Just as with ground transport of a pet, the company will want to see a veterinarian-signed certificate of good health within a month of departure. Proof of rabies vaccination will also be required. You will have to sign a form authorizing emergency care for your pet should it be necessary. Make sure all the health paperwork is in order so as to avoid having your pet quarantined.

Your pet should NOT be shipped if it is…less than 8 weeks old-old, ill or injured-aggressive or intolerant of strangers-unaccustomed to being in a crate-pug or snub nosed (which are prone to medical emergencies) – prohibited either by the airline or by the shipping destination.

Several airlines will not ship American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, English Bulldogs, American Bulldogs or French Bulldogs.

Costs
Make sure you understand all the fees involved: shipping kennels, fees, rentals, food and incidentals.

Routing
Of course you’ll want the quickest route to the destination. Non-stop flights are the best. Find out how your company can confirm loading, transfers from flight to flight and arrival at destination. ask if you company provides rest stops for your pet on long trips or where connections may cause a long layover

Los Angeles Pet Taxi tips on foods not to feed your dogs

Here are some tips on food you want to make sure you keep away from your dogs, especially before any kind of Pet Transportation, Dog Travel or Pet Taxi Services.

It feels good to treat your pet to human food every once in a while. Those puppy-dog eyes are hard to resist as they watch you eat and try to convince you that they are starving! It makes you want to give them a taste of everything you eat. But beware: Giving in to those eyes and giving dogs human foods can actually harm them.

In 2007, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center received more than 130,000 calls. Most cases of animal poisoning were caused by common human foods and household items.

Many foods we enjoy can be dangerous to animals. It’s best to stick to pet food and a diet recommended by your vet. Here are a few of the most toxic foods that can harm your pet:

Bad news foods

Avocados
They contain a toxic component called persin, which can damage heart, lung and other tissue in many animals. This fruit is very toxic to dogs, cats and most animals.

Beer
Alcoholic beverages can cause the same damage to an animal’s liver and brain as they cause in humans. But the effects can be deadly on animals since they are much smaller than us. The smaller the animal, the more deadly the effects can be. Even a small amount of alcohol may cause vomiting and damage the liver and brain.

Nuts
Walnuts and macadamia nuts are especially toxic. Effects can be anything from vomiting to paralysis to death. Within 12 hours of eating the nuts, pets start to develop symptoms such as an inability to stand or walk, vomiting, hyperthermia (elevated body temperature), weakness, and an elevated heart rate. These symptoms can be even worse if your dog eats some chocolate with the nuts. The effect can cause kidney failure, often leading to death.

Chocolate
Chocolate contains theobromine, which can kill your pet if eaten in large quantities. Dark
and unsweetened baking chocolates are especially dangerous. Giving your pup a piece of chocolate cake or even letting him lick the chocolate icing on the cake could cause him to become ill. Theobromine can also cause a dog or cat’s heart to beat very rapidly or irregularly, which could result in death if the pet is exercising or overly active.

Candy
Candy or anything containing Xylitol (a common sweetener found in some diet products) can cause a sudden drop in an animal’s blood sugar, loss of coordination and seizures. If left untreated, the animal could die.

Caffeine
Coffee, tea or any product that contains caffeine stimulates an animal’s central nervous and cardiac systems. This can lead to restlessness, heart palpitations and death, depending on how much the animal consumes.

Grapes and raisins
Grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure in dogs. As little as a single serving of raisins can kill them. And the effects are cumulative, which means that even if a dog eats just one or two grapes or raisins regularly, the toxin that builds in his system will eventually kill him.

Onions
Onions are another common food that can be highly toxic to pets. They can destroy an animal’s red blood cells and lead to anemia, weakness and breathing difficulties. Their effects are also cumulative over time.

Medicine
Hide medicine from your pets just like you would from your children. The most common cause of pet poisoning is from animals ingesting a medicine or drug normally prescribed for humans. And this is not just because furry pals are getting into their pet parent’s medicine cabinets. In many cases, pet owners give their feline and canine friends an over-the-counter medication to ease an animal’s pain. But acetaminophen and ibuprofen, the active ingredients in many common pain relievers, are extremely toxic to dogs and cats. They can cause gastric ulcers, liver damage, kidney failure and sometimes death.

Good news foods
There are a few things that you CAN give to your furry pal. However, you should always consult a veterinarian before introducing a new food item to your pet.

Although these foods are normally harmless, some animals have sensitive gastrointestinal tracts. So even these healthy treats should be avoided if they cause gastrointestinal upset for your pet. Keep in mind that these and other “extras” should not make up more than 5 to 10 percent of the pet’s daily caloric intake.

Lean meats
Any cooked lean meat should be fine for most dogs. High-fat meats, chicken skin and fat from steaks or roasts are not recommended. Ingestion may lead to gastrointestinal upset or even pancreatitis. This can be a very painful condition for dogs. In addition, most companion animals do not need extra fat in their diets. Never give your pet meat with the bone in it. Animals can choke on the bones, and they can splinter as well.

Vegetables
Carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices and zucchini slices are all OK.

Fruit
Apple slices, orange slices, bananas and watermelon are all OK. Make sure the seeds have been taken out; seeds are not good for your pet!

Baked potatoes
Plain baked potatoes are fine, but make sure they are cooked — no unripe potatoes or potato plants.

Bread
Plain cooked bread is fine; just make sure there are no nuts or raisins added.

Rice and pasta
Plain, cooked pasta and white rice are OK. Often veterinarians recommend plain rice with some boiled chicken when gastrointestinal upset is present.

In case of emergency
Despite all the precautions you take to keep your pet pals safe, accidents do happen. That’s why the ASPCA, Humane Society and animal advocates advise pet owners to keep the telephone numbers of their local veterinarian and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center — (888) 426-4435 — in a prominent location.

Common signs of poisoning include muscle tremors or seizures; vomiting and diarrhea; drooling; redness of skin, ears and eyes; and swelling and bleeding.

If you suspect your pet has consumed, inhaled or come in contact with a toxic substance, stay calm and call for help immediately. If you see your pet consuming anything you think might be toxic, seek emergency help immediately even if she or he is not exhibiting any symptoms.

also be sure to visit PetTaxiLA.com or AnimalTransporters for all your Pet Travel and Dog Shipping needs.