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Transporting Brachycephalic (Short-Nosed) Pets to New Zealand πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ and Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

Worrying about how to get your brachycephalic (snub-nosed) cats and dogs to New Zealand or Australia?
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As a fully accredited member of IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association), Keringa-Petwings qualifies for a concession that will allow snub-nosed pets such as pugs, bulldogs, and Persian cats to travel from South Africa to Auckland, New Zealand, and Melbourne, Australia.

Let Keringa-Petwings help.

Why is it so difficult to transport brachycephalic pets?

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Travelling internationally with these short-faced furballs can be challenging to say the least. Many airlines have restricted the travel of these special breeds due to their inherent health issues and the dangers these pose when they travel long distances under stressful conditions. Breathing difficulties intensify in warmer conditions when pets are anxious due to unfamiliar surroundings or when unacclimated to their transport container. These issues become much more critical in brachycephalic pets. This is what the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) of Australia has to say on the overall health concerns for these animals:

“Unfortunately, the exaggerated physical features that often initially draw people to these breeds, like their flat faces, cause these animals health and welfare problems. The noticeable breathing noises that these dogs make, like snuffling, snoring, and snorting, is a sign that breathing is very difficult and distressing for the dog, and this realisation can be heartbreaking.

Animals with extremely exaggerated physical features may require specialised veterinary care to improve their comfort and quality of life. These pets may also need additional lifelong daily care from their owners. Potential owners should carefully and seriously consider their capacity to provide adequate, often ongoing, care for a brachycephalic pet. This includes considering financial circumstances, having access to a specialist emergency veterinary clinic, likelihood of travel or relocation, and participating in an active or busy lifestyle”

Due to the compromised respiratory systems of these particular breeds, these pets are at a significantly higher risk of health complications, especially when travelling. To protect the wellbeing of these pets, all transport for snub-nosed/flat-faced breeds must be booked through an IPATA-approved pet travel company, such as Keringa-Petwings, who will conduct all the necessary pre-flight checks and suitable container requirements to ensure your pet is fit and comfortable for travel.

For more information about brachycephalic dogs, please read this article by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

If you’d like more information on brachycephaly in cats, please read this article, published by Animal Wellness Magazine.

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