Health Requirements

Health Requirements

Within 2 weeks of your pet's travel date, your vet must certify your pet is healthy enough to fly. The certificate covers all the health requirements for your pet's travel as follows:

For Dogs

  • Current Rabies vaccine
  • Current DHLPP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis (optional), parainfluenza, and parvovirus).
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) within 6 months of travel.
  • Negative Fecal Worm Test within 14 days of travel. If the test is positive, you must show proof of current treatment.
  • Please note a Titer Certificate showing adequate levels of antibodies based on your state's requirements is acceptable and may also be used as proof for Rabies and DHLPP.
For Cats

 

  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, and Panleukopenia. (Pneumonitis is highly recommended) within 12 months of travel
  • Current Rabies vaccine
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccination (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Negative Fecal Worm Test - within 14 days of travel. If the test is positive, you must show proof of current treatment.
  • Please note a Titer Certificate showing adequate levels of antibodies based on your state's requirements is acceptable and may also be used as proof for Rabies and FVRCP.

For Puppies/kittens:

  • Puppies and kittens must be up to date on vaccinations as appropriate by age

We recognize that medical decisions concerning vaccine selection and administration protocols are among the most complicated medical decisions and are left to the discretion of the administering vet.

 

What to bring to the lounge at check-in

  1. Dogs should be on a leash or in a carrier. Cats should be in a carrier.
  2. Your pet's one gallon ziptop bag containing luggage, food, treats, and anything else they will be traveling with. Please provide specific instructions for any medications that we will be administering while your pet is in our care.
  3. You may provide a towel or t-shirt for your pet's carrier. Please note that we do not accept pet beds or pillows.
  4. A list of all items your pet is traveling with including any leashes, collars and harnesses.

How to prepare your pet for travel

  • All of our Pawsengers™ must be comfortable spending time in a carrier without the risk of injuring themselves or damaging their carrier.
  • Your pet must be able to stand and turn in the carrier size you booked. If you are unsure about the carrier size, please re-measure your pet according to our measurement guide.
  • Please note we will not accept any pet that has been sedated.
  • Chose either a pillow case or t-shirt of your own and refrain from washing it before your pet's flight. Bring this with them as a reminder of you.
  • To help minimize your pet's anxiety, help them associate air travel with a positive experience. Try to keep your worries in check when you check in your pet. We promise we do everything we can to ensure our pawsengers have a safe and comfortable journey.