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ADMINISTERING ANY TRANQUILIZERS OR SEDATIVES TO YOUR PET WHILE TRAVEL IN AIRCRAFT CARGO


The aircraft structure is basically a pressurized pipe. The passenger cabin, flight deck, and lower deck cargo compartments on ALL modern commercial aircraft are pressurized.

It is essential to note that high altitudes have a natural sedative effect on most people and pets, as it have a tendency to lower both respiration and blood pressure.

For this reason, routine tranquilization of pets traveling by air is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED, as these drugs further restrain respiration and blood pressure and make it much more difficult for your pet to adjust to the in-flight environment.

Despite the fact that some pet owners may feel that their pet needs to be tranquilized, numerous studies have shown that once your pet is on board the airplane, like people he will quickly settle down and will usually sleep for the duration of the flight.

As always, consult with your veterinarian before administering any tranquilizers or sedatives to your pet.