For all of us who own pets, traveling can be quite challenging. Taking a pet has proved to be difficult, either due to the way flight companies deal with them, or how fussy the hotels are about it, or simply because of the way animals are sometimes seen by public opinion. Luckily, most private jets are pet friendly and allow you to take your animals with you, wherever you go. This is not something new, and private jet users have taken this advantage at heart, but lately, it has become more popular, and that’s what we are going to explain today!
It’s important to have in mind that, for logical reasons, this doesn’t apply to all animals, such as some exotic and larger ones that can’t possibly be taken on a flight. Without further ado, let ‘s dig in and learn all you need to know about private jet pets.
Benefits of Flying Private With Your Pet
As we’ve mentioned earlier, private jets are a great way to travel with your pets, and there are many advantages. Different from commercial planes, your 4 legged friends won’t be stuck in the cargo holder like a suitcase and not given the care of a living being. Here, your pet will be right next to you for the whole duration of the flight.
By flying private, not only are you able to give your pet all the attention and love it deserves but the other way around, as well, as it’s a good way to relax and to better enjoy the flight, especially for people who get anxious about flying. This also gives them space to walk and run freely, without being in a cage for hours and hours – I’m sure we all want our pets to feel safe, free, and happy.
Another advantage of taking your pet with you is that they will feel more comfortable and safer next to their best friend, and no matter what size they are, that’s where they will be. In case you charter a flight and fly with a crew, they can even prepare healthy and tasty meals for them.
Dogs on Private Jets
Dogs are a man’s best friend, there’s no doubt about that, and being able to take our animal with us everywhere is just delightful. However, there are a few things to have in mind before boarding in.
It’s important to remember that, while most private jets have a bathroom, they are meant for human passengers, which means pets can’t use them. So, it’s recommended to take them to do their business before boarding, however, for precaution, you can always bring some pee-pads in case they need to go. This way they can be comfortable and avoid any messes.
Food and Water
As mentioned above, the crew members of private jets are prepared to arrange tasty and healthy food for your pet, but in case it is your own jet and you don’t hire a large enough crew, it’s important to take food and water with you, as they need it as much as us, especially in long-range flights.
Everyone who has flown before knows that our ears suffer a little, especially with that pop feel, but for pets, it is a different story. Not only can they experience this too, but it can come with severe pain and can cause distress or even an injury to their inner ear. Giving them love treats, and even water during the ups and downs will definitely help them calm down.
Precautions You Should Be Aware Of
A lot of things have to be considered before taking your pet into a private jet, as pets are sensitive beings and need to be treated with caution. First things first, take your pet to relieve themselves, and even though it’s a precautionary action, you can also have pee pads or keep waterproof bedding in a crate.
Taking them for a walk and exercise is also a great way to help your pet be happier, more relaxed, and at ease during the flight. We know by now that these trips can be very stressful for pets and keeping them happy is an essential key. You can also add a toy or a blanket they love to make them feel more protected and relaxed.
Another important thing to be aware of is that your pet not only should be at least 8 weeks old, but it also needs to be in good health, and have all its vaccines checked, so taking it to the vet before a trip is a good safety measure.
In case you are flying internationally, your pet also needs an International Health Certificate for Pets, which will be provided to you by the veterinarian, with all the details about the animal’s health.
In Conclusion – Woof Away!
Having the possibility to take your pets with you on all your trips is just delightful, and not having to be apart from them and feel those puppy eyes on you every time you leave is the best feeling in the world. Hopefully, these tips will help you understand how to treat your pets in these situations and all you need for a safe and happy trip. Your pet will love it and so will you.