Airlines are increasingly banning the travel of snub-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds from their planes. This has caused great inconvenience for the owners.
The breeds, which include Pugs, Bulldogs and Shih Tzu's and also include certain cat breeds, such as Persian and Himalayan, have smaller openings to their nose and have elongated soft palates on the roofs of their mouths, which make breathing more difficult for them. Those breathing problems can be magnified in stressful situations like air travel, and further exacerbated in extreme heat.
Although brachycephalic breeds are a higher risk flyer, it does not mean that they are unable to travel altogether.
We would suggest flying them in a larger crate to provide your pet more room for air circulation and also ensure that they have access to plenty of water.
If you have a snub-nosed breed that you wish to relocate, give us a call and we will do our best to find the most direct and stress free route for your pet.