Flying Safely With Your Pet


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Most responsible pet owners realize the dangers of placing their pets in airline cargo holds. We’ve heard horror story after horror story of pets being killed in such holds. We have in turn ran out and bought airline approved pet carriers and have patted each other on the back  whenever we have made the choice to carry our pets on the plane with us instead of tucking them away in the planes cargo hold. The problem is while we have been busy patting one another on the back for being responsible pets owners, we have failed to give much thought to the actual safety of our pets when it comes to flying.

Sure, it’s much safer to have our pet stored away on the plane with us, but be honest, how many of us have thought about what would happen to our pets in the event of an in fight emergency? If the cabin pressure in the plane were to change, an oxygen mask might pop down for you, but what about your pet? Heaven forbid the plane had to make an emergency landing. You would have a nice floatation device but what would become of your pet in the event that the plane had to land in water?

So today we are going to help familiarize you with two products which every pet owner should carry while flying with their pets. The first product is Wag’ N 02 Fur Life Kit.

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The Wag’ N 02 Fur Life Kit is an oxygen mask and kit which comes complete with:

* 3 Oxygen Masks – 1 small, 1 medium, & 1 large

* 3 Oxygen Air Tubes – 1 for each mask, 22 mm diameter

* 1 Wag’ N 02 Fur Life Carry Bag for easy storage & mobility

* 1 Laminated Instruction Sheet which includes ABC’s of CPR for cats & dogs

* 1 Kennel Lead for animal restraint & control

* 2 Animal Incident Report (Air) Forms for First Responders – carbonless 3-part form

* 1 Pet Rescue Notice Form provided in electronic format

* 1 Powerpoint presentation provided in electronic format

* 1″ Pet Oxygen Masks on Board Decal for display on windows/vehicles

The kit retails for $70.00 and can be purchased directly through Wag’ N Pet Safety’s website which can be found here:

The next product is a Ruffwear Float Coat.

The Ruffwear Float Coat features a strong handle on the top which makes holding onto your pet while  in the water easy, and a 3M Scotchlite reflective trim, which will help you to spot your pet should they become separated from you. It’s a good, strong, solid life vest, and Ruffwear products are trusted by several search and rescue teams, so you know that they are built tough.

While in all likelihood you may never have to use these two products wouldn’t it be nice to know that they are there should you actually need them. After all it’s far better to be over prepared, particularly when it comes to the safety of our pets, than not prepared at all.


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