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Petra
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Still trying to decide whether to sedate our dog for the flight to STT. She will be in cargo and want to have the least stressful day for her. I'm kind of nervous thinking it will be warm temps and unsure if it is safe for her to be sedated at high altitudes. On the other hand, if she's not sedated she could whine and growl all day out of fear being in an unknown place.

Anyone have advice that has transported pets in cargo?

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OptimusPrime
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The airlines will not let you sedate your pet traveling in the cargo hold because there is no one to check on their status. You can use a mild sedative for in cabin pets (under 20th. Lbs ) because they are with you at all times.

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Petra
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OK great thanks!

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rmb2830
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I gave my dog some sort of natural anti-anxiety thing on his first trip, and he had diarrhea when I walked him in Miami between flights. Never used it again, and he never had the issue again, and has flown possibly 20 or more roundtrips since then.

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margaritagirl
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When we flew our big dog down we used doggie valium. We got it from our vet. Ask your vet about it. We just gave her enough to relax her.
Had to give it to her during thunderstorms also.
It just helps them to chill out. She seem very relaxed when she arrived in STX.

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