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don't-transport-pets-in-summerPet owners are being advised to keep their animals in the country instead of putting them through the stress and potential hazards of air travel during the hot summer months.

“I would like to emphasise that there is no need to transport pets during the summer holidays,” said Margit Muller, a veterinarian and director of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, which also manages an animal shelter and pet-care centre.

“It is much better for the pet to stay in a pet hotel like the pet hotel of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Pet Care Centre where the animal is very well cared for. This considerably reduces the stress for the pet caused by transporting them.”

Abhi Chhetri, pet-relocation adviser for the American Veterinary Clinic (AVC) in Abu Dhabi, also recommends waiting until autumn to transport pets overseas. Read more

Moving Tips 2Purchase the moving crate for your pet 2/3 weeks before the move to enable them to get used to it.   Encourage your pet to get comfortable around and in the crate before the trip.  A good idea is to put all their toys and their treats in the crate and let them go in and out and get accustomed to it and essentially get their “smell” on it.

Another tip is to put a towel or t-shirt which belongs to their owner as pets are more comfortable around familiar smells. A dog’s brain is only one-tenth the size of a human brain however, the part that controls smell is 40 times larger than in humans. A dog’s sense of smell is about 1,000 to 10,000,000 times more sensitive than a human’s (depending on the breed).  Having familiar smells around a dog on his/her first international trip is very important as it gives him or her a sense of comfort and makes them less stressed and anxious. Read more

Moving Tips 2When preparing to move your pets ensure you book quarantine space for your pets well in advance as there is often pressure on quarantine sites at certain destinations.  For example in Australia, Perth is now permanently closed so  there are now only two quarantine stations  in Australia resulting in  major pressure on places.  However, new laws are due to  come in to effect from February 2014 for Australia – instead of mandatory 30 days quarantine it will now only be 10 days which is much better for the dog and the client! Read more

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