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December 2023

Flying and Feeding Your Pet

Sunday, December 8, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

The holidays are here and there will be lots of travel and also lots of traveling with pets. If you’re taking your pet on a plane, there are some things you can do to make feeding and providing water a bit easier. has provided some guidance to make this process a bit easier.

If your dog or cat is small enough to fit under the seat in a carrier, flying with a dog or cat may be a relatively practical option for you. However, call the airline before choosing to fly with your small dog or cat to make sure you are aware of that particular airline’s rules and regulations for pets.  You don’t want to assume you can bring your pet with you into the cabin and find out otherwise when it’s too late.

When flying with a dog or cat, it’s best to refrain from feeding them for 4-6 hours before flying. This will cut down on your pet’s need to go to the bathroom while in the air. And some pets, like people, experience motion sickness, so keeping your pal’s stomach empty just before and during the flight can help prevent nausea and vomiting, as well.

Freeze a small dish or tray of water for your pet before departure. That way, the liquid will be solid and not spillable while you make your way through the airport, security and boarding. It will melt by the time you’re both settled in on the flight and your pet gets thirsty.

Remember, your pets count!

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