New York, NY (PRWEB) July 1, 2008
AnimalsAway.com makes pet shipping safer and more convenient with a new Crates and Kennels Section.
For pet owners who need help transporting their beloved companions where they need to go, AnimalsAway.com has set up an informative section of material detailing the types of crates and kennels needed to ship dogs, cats and other family pets by air.
AnimalsAway.com recommends air travel for dog shipping and other pet relocation because it is the least stressful for the pet. Ground shipment takes far longer and involves more starting, stopping, off-loading, and rerouting than air travel. AnimalsAway.com also strongly recommends providing a separate kennel or crate for each pet in order to make the trip as stress-free as possible.
Pet shipping by air requires a travel crate or kennel approved by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). According to IATA standards, the kennel or crate must be rigid and have a metal door. For safety reasons, collapsible crates such as the Nylabone crate are unacceptable for pet shipping. Most IATA approved travel crates are made from rigid, high impact plastic.
The size of the crate is important as well. In order to reduce the stresses of travel, the dog or cat being shipped must have room to freely turn around. Another important sizing factor is the height of the crate. A proper pet shipping crate must be tall enough for the pet to be able to stand without slouching.
The new Crates and Kennels Section helps pet owners determine if their crates are suitable for safe air travel for their pets. A pictorial guide shows what a proper IATA-approved travel kennel looks like, and reveals the differences in size among crates. Additional links to crate retailers are also provided for pet owners who wish to purchase a kennel for permanent use and can be found at the following link:
AnimalsAway.com is a dedicated pet relocation service, familiar with the demands of shipping dogs, cats and other family pets safely and in the most humane manner possible. By establishing this online resource, AnimalsAway.com hopes that all pet owners can transport their pets more safely. If you have questions about pet shipping in general call 800-492-7961.