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Grace-Hitchcock Grace-Hitchcock 4 years
Such great traveling tips!
JeanninePC99 JeanninePC99 7 years
I have to agree with the suggestion that putting a dog on a plane could be cruelty. The airlines treat humans pretty poorly...imagine how they treat animals! The web is full of horror stories about pet travel and while I realize that many airlines do their best, those stories are just too common. No flying for my Baxter. He LOVES car rides and has been to seven states (8 if I include Washington, DC) on road trips. We love having him with us and he loves the attention he gets at rest stops and pet friendly hotels along the way.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I can't imagine the stress flying is on a dog. Especially if it is in cargo and it's cooped up and alone with no one to reassure it. My poor dogs could not do it - they don't do well separated from us and I can't imagine the fear they would have during takeoff and landing plus if you hit turbulence and to think I couldn't be there to help calm them down. i guess it's a different story for small dogs that can be in the cabin with you. For my dogs, I think it would be borderline cruelty - I could only do it if it was for moving someplace where we just could not drive the car (like hawaii) otherwise, I'll take the 2 weeks to drive my fuzzy kids to the other coast.
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