5 Pet Traveling Facts You Probably Didn’t Know – Flying Overseas With Pets


1. Some Pet Breeds Cannot Fly By Air

If your dog or cat’s breed is considered “brachycephalic” or snub-nosed, you’re out of luck when it comes to air travel.  This category includes dog breeds such as Pekingese, Pugs and Shih Tzus.  Brachycephalic cat breeds include Persians and Himalayans.

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Persian cat

Basically, these breeds have difficulty breathing in the altered pressure of an airplane’s cabin or cargo hold.  This is due to their facial bone structure.  You can read more about it here.   If your pet is affected, you’ll want to look at making the move by car or rehoming if that’s not possible.

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