Thursday, January 1, 2009

How much does it cost to bring a dog on the plane? ( i have more details if needed)

How much does it cost to bring a dog on the plane? ( i have more details if needed)?
I need to know soon and i have a doberman pincher mini who is about 4 pounds and a chiwahwah dachshund mix who is about seven pounds. The flight is from bakersfield california to milwakee wisconsin please twll quickly!! Thanks
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It is a Miniature Pinscher, not a Doberman. MinPins and Dobermans aren't related. Anyway, contact your airline. It varies from airline to airline. *Chihuahua* Edit: My proof of Dobermans and MinPins not being related.. http://minpincentral.com/minpin-history.html
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There is no such thing as a Doberman Pinscher mini.. You have a Min Pin or you have a Manchester Terrier, but not a Mini Doberman Pinscher. Call the airline and ask them. They need to know the size of the crate you will be using and the weight of the dogs going.. We can only guess, but they can give you an accurate price.
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For the people who think they don't exist, here's proof of what the asker is talking about: http://www.squidoo.com/miniature-doberman-pinscher You will need to call the airline you are flying on to see what their policy is. Generally speaking, cabin pets must be 20 pounds or less, must fit into an airline approved carrier that must be able to fit under the seat in front of you. You will not be able to sit in an exit row. You will need a health certificate from your airline issued no more than 14 days prior to travel. Most airlines have a limit of how many cabin pets are allowed per flight and often charge a fee for them ($50-100 each way). You will also need to allow extra time to go through security screening as they will have to hand inspect the carrier. If your pet is bigger than 20 pounds it will have to fly in the cargo hold. This means that during ceritan times of the year you may not be able to fly with your dog due to extreme weather conditions on the ground (the dog would be outside for a while while it waits to be loaded and unloaded. Generally speaking, for pets to travel as cargo they must be placed in a hard sided airline approved carrier. You will need to have some type of absorbant material in the carrier in case the dog needs to relieve themselves. Again, you will need to provide a health certificate and possibly other documents. On most planes the dog will be placed in a special cargo hold where the air is heated and pressurized. Regardless of how you pet is flying you will need to restrict all food and water intake for at least 12 hours prior to flight. Make sure your dog potties before entering the airport. Once you enter your dog will need to remain in it's carrier until you leave the airport at your destination This is true for all pets, including cabin pets! If your pet is flying as a cabin pet you will not be allowed to take it out of it's carrier during flight to feed it. You should give the dog an ice cube every now and then so they can get a little water, but remember, water/food in, water/food out! If possible, leave your dog at home with a trusted firend, family member of boarding facility (you vet will know of some). Flying and travel in general can be very stressful for dogs. If you absolutely can not leave your dog at home make sure it is wearing a snug fitting buckle collar or harness with your cell phone number on a tag. The last thing you want is for your beloved animal getting lost in a strange place without a way for you to be contacted should someone find it.

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