How to Crate Your Pet for Shipping 

People who are shipping pets via courier for the first time should be aware that there may be an extra cost for crate or crate shipping charges. This is something you should find out before you book your animal’s travel. 

If you are shipping a cage with your pet on the plane, the cage will generally have to meet the specifications of the airline. If you are not sure what size crate to order, call your airline ahead of time and ask what size crate they recommend for your delivery. 

The airline will generally provide the crate, but the pet owner will be responsible for packing all of the pet’s belongings in the crate, including food dishes, toys, bedding, and collar and leash. 

If you are planning to transport your pet by car, to another country, or internationally, you should find out whether you will have to crate your pet, or if you will have to have your pet travel in a carrier. If you have a dog or a cat, it is a good idea to have a small carrier. These are especially handy if you have a cat. 

When shipping a pet for delivery, you should have a crate, a carrier, a muzzle, a leash, and identification for your pet, such as a license or microchip, with you. You should also have a health certificate or health record for your pet with you. If your pet is on any medication, you should bring along the medication and a prescription. 

You should also have a pet first aid kit with you, as well as a toy or a few treats for the pet to make the trip more enjoyable. If you are transporting a cat or a dog, make sure the pet has food and water available to it. 

Most importantly, you should have an up-to-date photo of your pet. If you are sending a dog, you should have a photo of the dog on a leash. If you are transporting a cat, you should have a photo of the cat relaxing in a bed or in its favorite spot in your home. 

If you are sending a cat, you should try to find a courier company that provides shipping crates for cats. These are also known as “cat carriers.” Before sending the cat for delivery, you should make sure the courier company can provide a shipping crate large enough for the cat to turn around in. 

When sending a dog by air, you should make sure the shipping crate is large enough for the dog to sit up in. If you are shipping the dog in its kennel, you should make sure the kennel is large enough for the dog to stand up in. When transporting a dog by car, make sure the crate is large enough for the dog to stand up, turn around, and lie down in. 

If you are sending a cat or a dog by air, you should have the airline give you the dimensions of the crate they require for delivery. If you are sending a cat or a dog by car to another country, you should find out what size crate is required for the transport. 

You can either have a crate delivered to you, or you can purchase a cage or a crate in the location you are shipping to. When you ship by air, you will likely need to purchase a crate and have it shipped to you.

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