If you're planning a flight for your pet – whether that's for a move abroad or a holiday – you're bound to have a host of questions. One of the first things we're often asked is whether it's necessary to buy a crate or carrier for your pet to travel in.
Carriers need to meet stringent safety standards drawn up by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). If you're a cat owner, you probably already have a carrier for trips to the vet, but it's unlikely that this will meet the IATA guidelines. Check with us though, in case it does comply.
More commonly, you will need to buy a new carrier, which can be a high quality standard plastic model, or a bespoke-made wooden crate. We can build and supply carriers at a competitive price, so please do get in touch for a quotation
To ensure ultimate comfort and safety, your pet's carrier must be just the right size; you'll need to accurately measure your dog
so that we can supply or build an air kennel accordingly. Cats don't usually need measuring unless they are particularly large. The crate needs to be big enough for your animal to stand up, turn around, stretch out and lie down (the equivalent of first class travel for humans!).