Pets come in all shapes and sizes. From tiny dwarf hamsters to gargantuan Great Danes, it doesn't matter how they measure up – pets will always be a huge part of our families.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the smallest living dog is a Chihuahua called Milly – pedigree name Miracle Milly - who measures just 9.65cm tall and lives in Puerto Rico. The longest living domestic cat is Ludo, a Maine Coon who's an incredible 118.33cm long (almost 4ft) and lives in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Here at Pets by Plane, we've helped all kinds of animals to travel by air. Measuring your pet is an important part of the process in the run-up to a flight, since there are strict regulations around the dimensions of pet carriers and crates in relation to the size of your animal. This is usually only relevant to dogs rather than cats, unless of course your cat boasts Ludo proportions!
It's fair to say that measuring a pet accurately can prove a challenge. The process is usually made easier if there are two of you; we've produced this guide
to help you get the job done as quickly as possible. Don't forget that puppies will grow from the time of measurement to the actual day of the flight. This can be factored in - if you're at all unsure just give us a call and we'd be happy to advise.