National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and this is a great time for Pet Parents to create a kit, purchase a kit or restock the one they have.These kits will have several opportunities to be of use such as an accident around the house, an accident on vacation, an accident going on a walk.The more active your pet is, their odds increase wit...

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Breed Report: Air Travel Tips for Transporting Reptiles via Cargo

Breed Report: Air Travel Tips for Transporting Reptiles via Cargo

When transporting reptiles via cargo, you must determine the following: What are the reptile transportation regulations for the destination state or country?What airlines allow the transport of reptiles via cargo?What are the shipping container requirements for your reptile? Reptiles are fairly easy to maintain as pets, thus pet owners often obtain...

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The Breed Report: Traveling on a Plane with a Chinese Crested Dog, Sphinx Cat, Mexican Hairless Dog, American Hairless Terrier or Any of the Other Hairless Breeds


Do you have a Chinese Crested, Sphinx, Mexican Hairless Dog, American Hairless Terrier or any of the other hairless breeds?Let me share tips to prepare them for air travel via cargo. No matter what breed of dog or cat you may have, making efforts to ensure your pet is prepared and safe during air travel are paramount. Each breed will have commonali...

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Animal Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Planning


There are several natural disaster seasons that are scary and dangerous for man and beasts. But as long as we make plans and prepare for them, we all can make it to safety. Whether you live in an area that is prone to floods, fire, hurricanes or tornados, 1) create an Emergency Kit, 2) Make a plan of Evacuation and 3) Be Informed as to what is avai...

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Cunard Service Dog Program


Sailing with a service animal. Please notify us before your voyage of your request to sail with a trained service animal such as a seeing eye dog or hearing assistance dog. Emotional support animals are not recognized by the United States Department of Justice as service animals and therefore are not permitted to sail on Cunard vessels. All request...

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Pet Age Limits for Air Travel?


What are the minimal age requirements for domestic air travel for dogs and cats? Great question! Before answering, I think we need a regulatory authority lesson. There are federal regulations, state regulations, and airline policies regarding the transport of dogs and cats. The federal regulations set minimal standards for domestic transport of dog...

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CDC has announced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for CDC’s Dog and Cat Importation Regulations

Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for CDC’s Dog and Cat Importation

Effective August 1, 2023, the CDC is extending the temporary suspension of the importation of dogs from countries classified by the CDC as high risk for dog rabies. This temporary suspension is effective until July 31, 2024, and applies to all dogs, including puppies and service animals, that have been in a high-risk country within the six months b...

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Amtrack Service Dogs


Accessible Travel Service  Service Animals  Service animals are animals that are trained to perform a specific task for the benefit of a person with a disability, and are permitted in all areas where passengers are allowed. Amtrak personnel may ask what task(s) the service animal performs. Carry-on pet guidelines are for animals for which...

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Service Dog on Greyhound Buses


There are several bus companies that travel all over the United States.But there is only one Greyhound Bus! Years ago, families depended on a Greyhound busto take them coast to coast on vacation andthat same dependability is still true today. Greyhound buses are a great form of travel, but if you are a family looking to travel with your pet, Greyho...

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All Aboard! Cats and Dogs Can Travel on Amtrak

All Aboard! Cats and Dogs Can Travel on Amtrak

The overall rules for pets (both cats and dogs) are dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) are welcome on trips up to seven hours on most routes (some restrictions apply) for a small fee. While pets are not permitted on Thruway Service Connections or in checked baggage, service animals are allowed on all trains. But if y...

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Delta Air Lines Cargo Department Joins Prince William’s United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce


You heard it first on our Facebook Live with Dr Nelva Bryant on April 14, 2023 when we had Juan DeVarez, Delta Air Lines Program Manager in Business Development for Live Animals, announce the partnership created between Delta Air Lines Cargo and Prince William's United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce. "Delta Cargo believes that global airlines pla...

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Can My Cat or Dog Go on a Cruise with Me? They sure can!

Photo courtesy of Cunard Cruise Line Photo courtesy of Cunard Cruise Line

I heard this rumor on our When Pets Fly Instagram feed that there is a cruise line that allows cats and dogs on their ships. So, I had to investigate this matter and… the rumor is true! Pet Parents, let me introduce you to Cunard Cruise Line. They are the only cruise line in the world that allows pets and will allow cats and dogs of any size to joi...

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Science-based musical therapy collaborative aims to reduce pet anxiety during travel


Pioneers offering a first-class travel experience for dogs and cats, with the utmost care, from start to finish. JAMAICA, NEW YORK (January 10, 2023) – Delivering high-quality pre- and post-travel animal care and veterinary services, The ARK at JFK (The ARK) has joined forces with Zoundz Music For Pets™ (Zoundz) to advance initiatives focused on im...

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National Pet Travel Safety Day


We want our pets to travel with us, whether traveling within the US or traveling internationally. Keeping them safe during air travel requires advanced preparation to ensure they get to the destination and return home safely. The following preparation tips are mandatory for air travel. Purchase or obtain a travel crate/carrier that complies with th...

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Dr Bryant’s Interview with SUP Creative Group

Dr Bryant’s Interview with SUP Creative Group

Today I had a great conversation with a Veterinarian and more importantly a Pet Parent to Nya, her 5 year old American Bulldog (let's not forget about her college age human son) and who is on the cusp of changing lives all over the country when it comes to Pet Travel. Dr. Nelva Bryant lives in Georgia and loves veterinary medicine because there are...

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Getting to Know Dr Bryant


Here is another interview that Dr Bryant di with The Spruce Pets. This is a snippet into Dr Bryant to let us know about her expertise and being the authority on pet travel. Dr. Nelva J. Bryant, DVM, MPH Specialties: International and Domestic Travel of Companion Animals, Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases, Veterinary Public Health, Animal Welfare, Ve...

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Vet Candy Interviews Dr Nelva Bryant of When Pets Fly


Vet Candy a fresh resource for Veterinarians reached out to Dr Nelva Bryant of When Pets Fly in September 2020 to interview her about the unique approach to service animals in this industry. Recognized as "The Pet Travel Expert", Dr Bryant is often contacted to consult, provide tips and guidance a to best practices with animals flying. You can read...

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B’s and Queens with Caitlyn Palmer


Don't fly without these tips from Dr. Nelva On this episode of B's and Queens with Caitlin Palmer, we meet travel expert, Dr. Nelva Brant, who's a veterinary consultant for Delta Airlines. Dr. Nelva tells us how to travel smart with our pets. You definitely want to listen to this show before you buy your furry friend a ticket.  Podcast Link- h...

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Interview with Nancy Hassel on Digging into the Pet Industry

Nancy Hassel on Digging into the Pet Industry

Did you miss the Travel Tips Dr Bryant shared on 5/10/22 with American Pet Professional's Nancy Hassel? Catch the episode right here. 

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2022 Clear the Shelters is Back


It's August and it's time for Clear the Shelters!This national campaign gives all the warm feels as you not only get to bring home your Fur Child, but you assist in a campaign of getting every animal in the rescue adopted.Yes, doing your part has double the rewards. NBC and Telemundo owned, and affiliated stations will partner with local animal she...

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Fear Free Happy Homes Interviews Dr Nelva Bryant of When Pets Fly


Pet Parents and Pet Professionals from all over the world reach out to Dr Bryant of When Pets Fly on a daily basis to get tips, information and guidance on what are the best things to do when traveling with a pet. Known as "The Pet Travel Expert", she enjoys sharing her knowledge because she knows it is being used to help animals travel safe and ha...

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Emotional Support Animals and Airlines Don’t Get Along Any More


In 2020 when the regulations came out that Emotional Support Animals are not getting the same treatment as Service Dogs, it caused a lot of resentment and stink in the pet community. But our friends at Fear Free Happy Homes turned to Dr Nelva Bryant of When Pets Fly to clarify a few things with their readers in an interview. Here is the conversatio...

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CE Learning with Dr Nelva Bryant and GlobalVetLink


Dr Bryant does her best to get around and share her knowledge about animal travel. As a widely respected authority on this subject and employed by Delta Air Lines to help them navigate transporting animals, it is her mission to help Pet Parents, Companies and even other Veterinarians understand the importance of considering the animals safety and h...

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