Walking Your Pet to New Destinations

How To Relocate Your Flat Faced Pet (Brachycephalic) Safely

Hundreds of thousands of animals travel on planes every year, with only the rare health problem. That said, some pets require extra care and planning to ensure they have a safe travel experience. Flat-faced dogs and cats are of particular concern -- for pet parents and airlines alike. In fact, some airlines no longer accept brachycephalic pets, and those that do have introduced stricter limitations on when and how flat-faced pets can fly.

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Dos and Don'ts of Living with Your Dog in Beijing

Moving to someplace new is always exciting because there are so many opportunities to explore and discover. Where to do, what to see and do. When your move takes you to an entirely different country, and your beloved dog (we’ll call her Chelsea) is by your side, there will be even more things to learn and experience. But you want to go about things in the right way.

So if Beijing is your new home, here are some dos and don’ts that apply to living with your dog in this famous Chinese city.

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Beware of Puppy and Kitten Scammers Masquerading as Pacific Pet Transport

Unfortunately, there are plenty of unscrupulous people out there who have been taking advantage of loving pet owners who want to travel or relocate overseas with their pets, or need a fur baby delivered to their new, excited family. They've lost money, they haven't received their new family member, and they feel burned and angry at having been cheated. We feel badly for all of you who have had this happen.

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Top Genetic Disorders in Cats to be Aware of Before Moving Overseas

In past articles, we have discussed the implications of air travel on snub-nosed or flat-faced (brachycephalic) pets and also on dogs who have certain common genetic disorders. But what about your feline? Cats are vulnerable to a long list of genetic disorders as well, suffering from physical malformations and ongoing health problems such as breathing difficulties and organ failure.

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Top Genetic Disorders to be Aware of Before Moving Overseas with Your Dog

Why do we talk about genetics when we’re discussing air travel for dogs? Because your pup’s medical condition can significantly affect his comfort level in the air and even his actual fitness to fly. Some 2 million animals fly annually, in the US alone, yet instances of injury or death are extremely rare. Nonetheless, there are certain dog breeds for whom the risks are higher than normal.

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