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Pet Etiquette in Germany

If you’re moving with family and pets to Germany, there is a lot to learn about your new home. Every foreign country has its ...

Moving Tips for Pet Owners Relocating to the UK

Getting settled into a new home can be lots of fun, even though it’s definitely a lot of work, too. You get to decide how to ...

Pet Friendly Hotels in The UK

Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, almost half of British households have pets. We treasure our furry companions – ...

5 Tips to Help Your Pet Shed Pounds

There is no such thing as “pleasantly plump” when it comes to pets. Just a little bit of excess weight can create serious ...

Making Your Pet's Crate Comfortable and Safe for Their Journey

Depending on how your pet will be traveling, sometimes they will be required to travel in a crate. It’s safer and, all things ...
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Military Pet Relocation Reimbursement

Have you heard the news? The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act will provide military service members who are relocating ...

How to Acclimate Your Pet To Their New Home

Introducing your pet to a new home can be a lesson in patience. Whether you’re bringing home a newly-adopted dog or cat, or ...

How To Tell if Your Pet Has Allergies

Like their Fur Moms and Fur Dads, cats and dogs can suffer from allergies to any number of things. And the result can be truly ...

Bringing Your Forever Pet Home

The holiday season is in full swing and during this time of year, there’s an increase in dog adoptions throughout the world. ...

Everything You Need to Know About Leptospirosis In Small Dogs

It can be concerning once our little pup shows signs of depression, extreme tiredness, jaundice, or abnormal bleeding in the ...

The Best Way to Greet Your Pet After Their Long International Journey

After all the work you’ve done to organize your international move, the final piece is a long journey to your new home. In all ...

A Guide to Stress-Free Flying with Your Dog or Cat

  Making a long-distance move is exciting, but it’s also stressful and a great deal of work — especially when your dog or cat ...

Protecting Your Pet From Snow and Ice Treatments

For many of us, winter brings freezing temperatures and snow. The cold is no fun, but the snow is a source of major excitement ...

3 Tips For Pet Safe Holiday Decorating

One of the most fun aspects of the annual end-of-year holidays is decorating. Some of us get an early start on that by going ...

Gifts for Your Pet - and What NOT to Give Them

We know you probably purchased gifts for your pet this holiday season. Millions of pet owners in the US alone spent an ...

10 Steps to Prepare Your Pet for a Move

Moving can be exciting, especially if you’re moving far away, perhaps even to a foreign land. But preparing to move is a big ...

The Best Food For My Dog

Most of us are much more health-conscious than earlier generations. We’re living longer and taking better care of ourselves to ...

Beware of Puppy Scams During the Holidays

For any true pet lover, few things are more reprehensible than puppy scams. Yet, sadly, the Better Business Bureau says ...

How Your Pet Can Be A Good Guest When Visiting For The Holidays

What do we love to do during the holidays? Visiting friends and family alike! If you plan to take your pet along with you, ...

Pet-Proof Your Holiday Decorations

“Ho, ho, ho!” says your dog or cat when they spot your holiday decorations. “What have we here? Just think what I can do with ...

How to Keep Your Pets From Overeating

There’s no such thing as a “pleasantly plump” pet. Too much weight is just that – too much. Just as with people, excess weight ...

7 Tips To Finding A Vet During The Holidays

During the holidays, you and your furry family members may be headed over the river and through the woods to visit Grandma, ...

How to Help Your Pets Have A Stress-Free Holiday

Getting through the holidays has a lot in common with making a major household move when it comes to stress and anxiety. ...

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy in Cold Weather

If you think it’s tougher to stay warm and healthy in winter, think about how your pets must feel. Now is the time to consider ...

Why You Should Keep Your Pet Away From The Thanksgiving Table

America’s favorite chow-down holiday is right around the corner. We look forward all year to turkey and all the trimmings – ...

Benefits of Making Your Pet Famous on Social Media

Every pet owner thinks their dog, cat, ferret, parrot – fill in the blank - is the smartest, funniest, most adorable, and most ...

What Time of Year is Best for Moving My Pet to Another Country?

The decision to move overseas doesn’t always come with a choice of timing. If your employer says you are being transferred, ...

The Best Food For Your Cat

Even if you’re a seasoned pet parent, you may not realize how different cat and dog foods are. Like most of us, you’ve ...

Holiday Traditions That Can be Harmful to Your Pet

Some holidays are traditions that transcend international borders, whereas others are country-specific. So if you’re in a ...

How to Safely Dress Up Your Pet For Halloween

Trick or treat! Some people just can’t resist dressing up their pets for Halloween. And many pets don’t even mind. Dogs, at ...

5 Ways To Keep Your Pet Calm While Traveling

You adore your dog. Or your cat. You can’t imagine leaving home without them. No wonder more and more pet owners are taking ...

4 Tips For Your Pets Traveling Together

Pets are important members of the family, and the whole world knows it. So there is nothing unusual about pets traveling ...

Airlines That Let Your Pet Travel With You

Many airlines let your pet travel with you. That can be a tremendous comfort to pet parents traveling with their dog or cat ...

How to Take Travel Photos of Your Pet

What do we photograph most often? Our pets, of course! Every cute thing they do must be recorded and shared. And why not? Even ...

Why You Should Use A Professional Pet Shipper When Moving To The UK

Are you moving with your pet to the United Kingdom? The pet import requirements are very strict, so it's definitely ...

How to Find Pet Cafés in a New Country

When we think of pet travel, we usually envision moving with our pet across the country or to a foreign land. Naturally, ...

5 Myths About Traveling With Your Pet On A Plane

Hundreds of thousands of animals travel on a plane each year. So you would think it’s easy to find factual information to help ...

Which Airline Makes It Easiest To Ship a Pet?

If you're moving a pet internationally, or even domestically, you're probably wondering which airline makes shipping pets the ...

Pet Transport Disasters - And How to Avoid Them

Sometimes it isn’t practical to take your pet with you when you travel. If you’ll be gone only a few days – for business or on ...

Country Dog to City Dog: Socializing Your Dog for Their New Home

When we move from one locale to another, one of our concerns is always learning the “lay of the land” and making new friends. ...

How to Avoid Pet Marking Behavior in Your New Home

Check any list of the biggest stressors in life, and you’ll find moving. The bigger the move, the more stressful it is. If ...

How to Bring Your Dog When You Move Abroad

You’re moving abroad? Brilliant. Your dog will be thrilled – after all, they're always up for a new adventure. You’d better ...

How to Get an International Health Certificate for Your Pet

If you're moving with your family, you wouldn’t consider leaving your four-legged family members behind. However, they do add ...

How to Keep Your Dog Out of Trouble When Moving to Hong Kong

There is one thing you can always count on when you move to another country – any country – the rules are different from those ...

Is it Safe to Move My Cat to Singapore?

What better way to get a new perspective than to move to a foreign country? Here at Starwood, one of the questions we hear ...

How to Find a Vet When Moving Abroad with Pets

Moving abroad with pets in tow has become a common occurrence. Whether you’re relocating for your job or simply to get a new ...

What Cat Medications Do I Need To Bring When Moving Abroad?

If you’re moving abroad, the only cat medications you’ll need to bring with you are the ones your kitty takes for some chronic ...

7 Ways to Help Your Kids Adjust to Expat Life

If your entire family is moving to another country, there are so many things to think about and take care of. It’s an exciting ...

10 Tips To Help Your Pet Adjust To Their New Home

Moving is a big deal, even more so if your family includes pets. You can’t just pack up your belongings, head off to your new ...

How to Find Dog-Friendly Housing in London

If you're moving to London and taking your beloved pooch with you, you're probably wondering where you'll live and how to find ...

How To Help Your Dog Adjust To Living In An Apartment

Are you currently living in an apartment and considering adopting a dog? Or maybe you and your dog are moving from a home with ...

Beware of Kitten and Puppy Scams!

It’s bad enough when con artists and criminals steal your money, but when they steal your heart, too, that’s truly ...

5 Essential Tips to Make Moving with Multiple Pets a Breeze

Moving into a new home is already such a stressful process, but moving with pets can create even more bumps in the road. Pets ...

Starwood Animal Transport is Now Starwood Pet Travel

We have some exciting news!! Starwood Animal Transport is now Starwood Pet Travel! We are proud to be part of the Starwood ...

Tips for a Fun (and Safe) Time at the Beach with Your Dog

Whether you’re taking the holiday of a lifetime to tour European beaches with your dog, or you’re enjoying the sand and surf ...

How to Get Your Pet Acclimated to Their Crate

Every cat and dog that travels by airplane must travel in an airline-approved carrier. The type of travel carrier required ...

Pet Policies For Pet-Friendly Airlines

The pet policies for major airlines can vary based on a variety of factors including your destination, the weather, the size ...

Insider’s Guide to Relocating Your Pet

  Introduction  Planning a relocation overseas with your pet sounds exciting – and it will be, once you get there. But the ...

Emergency Kit For Your Pet

Earthquakes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, winter storms. It seems that, no matter where you live, there’s ...

What Pet Owners Need To Know About Pet Travel

Trying to figure out what you need to know to arrange pet travel can be a daunting task. If you’re moving and it’s not too ...

3 Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool in the Summer Heat

Summer heat is delightful in many ways, but there is such a thing as too hot. Pets, just like people, can suffer unnecessarily ...

How to Care For Your Pet's Medications While Traveling

It’s not uncommon for dogs and cats to take prescription medications, for chronic or age-related conditions. Giving them their ...

Can My Dog Fly With Their Favorite Toy?

Just as­ Linus, the famous Peanuts comic strip character, loves his blanket, many dogs have a favorite toy. It brings them ...

5 Tips for Picking a Crate to Ship Your Dog

There are a number of pet crates on the market and it can be difficult to choose one. If you're looking for one for home, you ...

Can I Take My Pet On Vacation With Me?

Pets are an important part of our lives. According to the ASCPA, somewhere between 37%-47% of American households have a dog, ...

Pre-Trip Prep Tips For Moving Your Pets

Planning a move is always a complicated project. There’s a lot to think about, and everything has to come together in the ...

How To Get A Country-Specific Import Permit For Pets

If you and your pets will be traveling to a foreign country, perhaps to complete an international move, your dogs and/or cats ...

Which Pet Friendly Airline Fits Your Needs Best?

  If you’re going to be traveling by air with your dog or cat, chances are you’ll have a choice of airlines. However, booking ...

Keep Your Pet Safe During Air Travel - Follow These 7 Rules

The thing about air travel that most worries pet owners is the fact that you cannot control every detail. It’s likely you’ll ...

How Much Does A Pet Health Certificate Cost?

Along with making a list of all the things you’ll need to do so your pet can travel by air, it’s smart to know what kind of ...

How To Make Your Dog More Comfortable In Their Pet Travel Carrier

 There are different kinds of carriers for pets, designed for different purposes. The carrier you use to bring a puppy to the ...

How To Keep Your Pet Happy During A Move

Dog or cat, a relaxed pet is a happy pet. Unfortunately, if you’re planning a move, you can all look forward to maximum stress ...

U.S. Regulations For Pet Travel

The first question that enters every pet parent’s mind when they consider traveling with their dog or cat is, “will they be ...

What Problems Could I Run Into Traveling With My Pet?

You don’t want to leave home without them, so if you will be traveling, you want your pet to come, too. To plan a successful ...

International Pet Travel Documents And Requirements

It wasn’t difficult to get your own passport. How hard can it be to get travel documents for your pet? A lot more ...

Why Do Airlines Require Health Certificates?

Most airlines require pet health certificates, and the reason is simple. They want to ensure your cat or dog is not a risk - ...

Preparing Your Pet Before A Move

Moving can be exciting, but it’s a lot of work. And if you think you’re frazzled, how do you think the situation looks to your ...

Moving Out Tips For Pet Owners

You cannot escape the fact that moving is a high-stress activity. In many ways, moving out is much worse than moving in. At ...

Pet Travel Myths You Can Forget About

Some people don’t give a second thought to pet travel. Your dog loves to ride around with you, so it seems only natural to ...

The Dos And Don’ts Of Pet Air Travel

Hundreds of thousands of animals travel by air each year, to and from locations all around the world. The incidence of ...

What Kind Of Crate Do I Need To Ship My Dog Or Cat?

If you’re planning a long distance move, it’s likely you’ll have to ship your pets by air. As you start researching how that ...

Is Air Travel Safe For Pets?

At some point in all the excitement of learning you are moving a long way from home – perhaps to a far-away foreign country – ...

What To Know About Flying With An Emotional Support Animal

  You’ve probably heard on the news about incidents on airlines involving emotional support animals. Perhaps you’ve even had a ...

Can My Pet Travel By Train?

We know that pet owners who are moving or just traveling want to take their pets along with them. However, your mode of ...

Summer Treats That are Good for Your Dog

Every pet parent knows you shouldn’t share “people food” with cats and dogs. But let’s get real here. It is impossible to ...

What To Do If You and Your Pet Get Separated

It can happen in an instant. One minute, your dog or cat is nearby, the next, they’re gone. It’s a heart-stopper for any ...

4 Ways To Get Your Cat Prepared For A Move

Every cat owner knows felines don’t like change. Moving is probably #1 on their Most-Hated list. But sometimes moving happens ...

Tips To Help Me Move Overseas With My Pets

One good thing to do when you’re considering moving overseas with pets is to read online forums or blogs written by expats ...

4 Steps To Leaving Your Pet's Fleas Behind When You Move

Your dog or cat has fleas? Oh, dear. This needs to be fixed, and right away, for your pet’s sake as well as yours. If you’re ...

Moving A Pet: Tips For Finding A Pet-Friendly Apartment

Whether you are relocating for a job, taking your family on a long-term adventure or finally realizing your dream of retiring ...

What to Pack When Moving to Hong Kong

So you’re moving to Hong Kong. One of the first challenges families face with an international move is that you cannot take ...

Will My Pet Be Quarantined When Moving From The USA?

Every country around the world has its own set of rules and regulations for people who want to import pets. Naturally, the ...

Tips For Summer Pet Travel

  Depending on where you live, you might be hard-pressed to believe that summer will be here before you can believe it. If ...

What is Good Pet Etiquette in Hong Kong?

Are you moving to Hong Kong? You’ll find it to be very cosmopolitan. In some ways, Hong Kong reflects its British ties, but in ...

Can I Afford To Relocate My Pet When I Move?

Hundreds of thousands of pets - cats and dogs, not to mention an assortment of other small animals – travel with their owners ...

What You Need To Know About Moving A Pet to Dubai

It looks like you will be moving to Dubai. That’s a big change, whether you’re moving from the US or most any other country. ...

What to Expect When You Visit A Vet in Italy

Italians love, love, love their pets. And no wonder – they love all animals. One study showed 65% of folks in France and 75% ...

6 Ways To Get Your Dog Prepared For A Move

When you think of all the things you need to do to prepare for a long distance move, it can make your head swim. You have to ...

What You Need To Know About Moving Your Pet To Germany

The Germans love dogs. So if you’re moving to Germany and your family includes a canine, you’ll be in good company. Don’t feel ...

What You Need To Know About Moving A Pet To The UK

If you are planning a move to the UK, the requirements can vary slightly depending on where you are moving from. If you're ...

Road Tripping With Your Dog

If you’re headed out on a road-trip vacation, of course you want to take your dog. They like to have fun, too, and most dogs ...

How To Choose A Pet Shipping Company

Your pets are an integral part of your family. You love them unconditionally and would do anything for them. If you are facing ...

Finding Toys and Treats Your Pet Will Love in London

Who wouldn’t love a chance to go shopping in London? Even the locals know how lucky they are, with plenty to see and buy in ...

Why Are There Such Strict Rules For Moving Pets To A Foreign Country?

If you take your dog to doggie day care – or to the neighborhood dog park – the last thing you want is for someone else’s sick ...

Social Dog Walking Groups in the United Kingdom

If you’re looking for some friendly folks and equally friendly canines to go walk-about with you, the UK is definitely the ...

Benefits Of Using A Pet Transport Company

There are a lot of compelling reasons to use a pet transport company when you’re relocating with your pet. Some of the ...

Should I Tranquilize my Pet for an International Move?

Tranquilizing your much-loved dog or cat before they take flight on an international move sounds like a great idea - in ...

How Can I Make Sure My Pet Is Transported Safely?

Pet transport via airplane is overwhelmingly safe. Statistics collected from mid-2005 through the end of 2012 show the chance ...

5 Tips for Moving to a New Country with a Pet

When it comes to planning an overseas move, there is no such thing as starting too early. There is more to do and think about ...

Things to Consider When Buying or Adopting a Pet for Your Kids

  Adding a pet to your family is a life-changing decision. It can be the start of a long and amazing relationship, unlike any ...

Worthy Pet Causes to Get Involved With

It’s easy to feel a gut-wrenching pain when you read or hear about the plight of defenseless, unwanted pets who are abandoned ...

Is Air Travel Safe For Dogs?

Dogs travel safely on airplanes around the country and around the world, all the time. The safety statistics for pet air ...

Tips For Long Flights With Your Pets

Just as it is for people, taking a very long flight with pets requires a bit more planning than a short-hop flight. These tips ...

Is Air Travel Safe For My Snub-Nosed Dog?

There are several dog breeds that have short, or snub noses - also known as brachycephalic breeds. These include: ...

How Can Pets Be Shipped?

Zoos and other organizations ship all manner of living creatures around the world on a regular basis. For families, though, ...

The Risks of Relocating with Your Pet in the Winter

  An overseas move can happen at any time of the year. If you will be relocating with your pet in the winter, you need to be ...

Moving With Pets - Tips For A Smooth Relocation

Moving with pets is a very different experience than moving people and “stuff.” While the process of organizing your family ...

Things to Do in Dublin with Your Dog

  Moving to a foreign country can be the adventure of a lifetime, but it’s also a lot of work, with a lot of concerns - ...

What You Need to Know About Moving Your Pet to Singapore

  Singapore is a country well-known for having very strict rules about many things and importing pets is one of them. If ...

10 Ways To Help Pets Adjust After A Move

  A long distance move can be tough on everybody, especially pets. They can easily tell big change is happening, but what does ...

How Can I Keep My Pet Out Of Quarantine During An International Move?

  If you’re concerned about the possibility of pet quarantine because you’re moving internationally, learning what is required ...

Relocation Can Be A Stressful Time For Pets, Too

If you think organizing your long-distance move is nerve-wracking, imagine how your pets must feel. At least you can talk to ...

What You Must Know About Moving Your Pet To London

So you’re moving to London. Jolly good. Naturally, you’ll want to take the whole family, including the 4-legged members. How ...

Why Microchips Are Important When Shipping Your Pet

If you will be shipping your pet by air, especially to another country, chances are they will need a microchip because most ...

Cathay Pacific Pet Policy

Here’s what you need to know about pet travel on Cathay Pacific. You can find additional details on the airline’s website, or ...

Is My Pet Healthy Enough For An International Move?

Realistically, making an international move will require your pet to fly. Are they healthy enough for that experience? How can ...

Your Most Common Airline Pet Policy Questions Answered

Airlines around the world transport hundreds of thousands of animals every year. But the animals that matter to you are your ...

Is Air Travel Safe For Cats?

Animal shipping procedures have been created to ensure your cat’s safe travel. However, as a concerned “pet parent,” it is ...

Can I Move My Pet On My Own?

You're probably wondering (and hoping) if you can move your pet on your own. In some cases, this can be possible, but in ...

What Paperwork Do I Need For My Pet’s Relocation?

  A major move is a major undertaking, and pet relocation involves plenty of paperwork. It’s easiest if you’re traveling from ...

4 Biggest Mistakes Pet Owners Make When Shipping A Pet

Hundreds of thousands of pets are shipped each year. Yet pet owners often make mistakes that cause travel plans to go awry. ...

Pets Traveling Together? How to Make Them Comfortable

  We love our pets. So much so, that many families have more than one. Often, more than two. So what happens when your family ...

How Can I Reduce the Stress of an International Move on My Pet?

There’s no question an international move can be stressful – for every member of your family, including your dog or cat. Here ...

Long Distance Moves: Is Driving or Flying Less Stressful for Pets?

Moving is always a stress-inducing event. Long distance moves can be even more stressful, because the logistics are usually ...

Should My Cat Be Sedated for My Cross-Country Relocation?

Every cat owner knows felines can be finicky. And never more so than when it comes to change. They don’t like it, and they ...

Should I Feed My Dog Before Flying? What Else Should I Know?

It seems like a simple question – should you feed your dog prior to their flight? You don’t want them to go hungry, but you ...

Why Choose a Pet Transport Company to Move Your Pet

If you need to move your pet any significant distance, there is one simple reason why you should hire a pet transport company ...

5 Tips to Acclimating Your Pet to their Travel Kennel

Veterinarians and pet travel experts agree: the single-most important thing you can do to help relieve your pet’s anxiety when ...

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Crate Specifications

If you’re planning a long-distance move – across the country or out of the country – your pets will probably be traveling by ...

Air France Pet Policy

Air France welcomes some pets to travel in the passenger cabin, in the hold (what you might call “checked baggage”), or as ...

Air New Zealand Pet Policy

Air New Zealand adheres to the high standards set by the International Air Transport Association when it comes to care and ...

Qantas Pet Policy

The rules for pet travel on Qantas are simple, compared to most other airlines. That’s because you have few options. Service ...

American Airlines Pet Policy

American Airlines has been transporting animals for more than 50 years, so even if your pet is flying for the first time, they ...

British Airways Pet Policy

British Airways takes great pride in their excellent treatment of animals of all kinds. They note they’ve been transporting ...

Lufthansa Pet Policy

One of the first things you learn as you start to research which airlines might be available to transport your family pet to ...

KLM Airline Pet Policy

KLM gives added dimension to the expression “pet friendly.” Their Specialized Live program guarantees that “all live animals ...

Which Airline is the Best for Moving My Pet?

Every pet parent wants the best for their cat or dog, in every way. Pets are treasured, important parts of our lives, so of ...

Is International Air Travel Safe For My Older Pet?

If your family will be moving overseas, it seems obvious that you will want to include your beloved dog or cat. But what if ...

Will My Pet Be Safe On An Airplane?

You may be wondering if your pet will be safe flying on an airplane.  The short answer is: Yes. Thousands of animals are ...

How Much Time is Needed to Plan Your Pet’s Move to Another Country?

Planning any international trip can be a convoluted process. If you’re actually moving with your family to another country, ...

What Are The Different Ways My Pet Can Travel By Plane?

If your pet will be flying on an airplane, there are three potential ways for them to travel: In the cabin with you (depending ...

Puppy Scams: Use Caution When Buying a Puppy

Thinking about buying a puppy?  It’s hard to imagine anything more cuddly and fun than a puppy who will turn into a beloved ...

What to Expect When You Visit A Vet in Dubai

If you’re moving to Dubai for a job relocation and taking your pet, you’re in good company. Dubai is an international business ...

Update on Vaccinations: Asia

If you will be relocating to a country in Asia with your pet, one of the most important tasks on your to-do list will be ...

Don't Tranquilize Your Pet During Air Travel - There's Better Options

Allaying your concerns about pet travel is part of our job here at Starwood. We’re happy to do that because we’re pet owners ...

How to Crate Train Your Pet for Airplane Travel

It may not be something that you’ve thought about, but if you’re planning to relocate at some point or do some plane traveling ...

Your Guide to International and U.S. Airline Pet Shipping Policies

This comprehensive guide contains the most current information available, but it is titled “Keeping Up” for a reason – things ...

Norwegian Air Pet Policies

Norwegian Air may not be one of the world’s most prominent airlines, but if you and your pet are international traveling ...

How to Prepare Your Kids For Your Pet's Overseas Travel

The prospect of overseas travel is almost always exciting. You’re headed on a really great vacation. Or your family is moving ...

How to Know and When to Give Your Pet CPR

It’s a pet parent’s worst nightmare. Your beloved companion collapses. He’s not breathing. You can’t find a pulse. Do you know ...

Ultimate Guide to Relocating Overseas with Flat-Faced Dogs and Cats

Introduction Any overseas relocation that includes family pets will be challenging. Pet travel adds considerably to your to-do ...

Thai Airways Pet Policies

If you and your furry family member are headed to Thailand, you may be considering Thai Airways to get you there. Since every ...

Paperwork Required for Moving Overseas with a Flat-Faced Dog

Every dog who hopes to move overseas with his family needs a passport. Not a little leatherette booklet like his humans use, ...

Ultimate Guide to Pet Travel Carriers

Introduction Dogs and cats who travel on planes must be confined to a pet travel carrier, or “crate.” That makes sense, but ...

Medical Requirements for Moving Overseas With a Flat-Face Dog

Health certification is more than a formality for pets hoping to travel overseas. That’s especially true if your dog is one of ...

Medical Requirements for Moving Overseas with a Flat-Face Cat

Pet parents demand two things when arranging to move their beloved cat overseas – safety and comfort. But we tend to think of ...

Airlines and Flat-Faced Dogs or Cats

Flat-faced dogs and cats now get special attention from airlines. Brachycephalic pets are considered special cases because air ...

Alitalia Airlines Pet Policies

Alitalia – Italy’s official airline – is one of the smaller international carriers that transports pets as well as humans. So ...

Paperwork Required for Moving Overseas with a Flat-Faced Cat

No matter what kind of pet you have or where you’re moving overseas, the will be paperwork. Probably lots of it. Foreign ...

What Travel Conditions are Stressful for my Flat-Faced Dog?

Travel can be stressful for any dog, under the right conditions. Most pups love an interesting adventure, but a long plane ...

Singapore Airlines Pet Policies

Although there are some similarities, every airline has a different set of rules regarding pet travel. If you are moving to ...

What Travel Conditions are Stressful for My Flat- Faced cat?

Pet parents and pet lovers are coming to grips with the fact that flat-faces may be cute, but they also pose serious breathing ...

What is Brachycephaly?

Oh, those adorable flat-faced pets. From tiny tykes such as Shih Tzus and pugs to boxers and mastiffs, we find our canines’ ...

How Does Air Travel Impact My Snub-Nosed or Sick Pet?

  As a pet parent, your Number One priority is your pet’s safety. Hundreds of thousands of animals of every description fly to ...

How to Bring Your Cat When You Move Abroad

Moving to a foreign country means a trip for the entire family, and that includes the four-legged members. Your kitty doesn’t ...

Finding a Vet in France

Vive la France! Here you are, about to move to the land of wine, cheese, and croissants. And your dear Coquette, your ...

JetBlue Airline Pet Policies

JetBlue strives to make pet travel safe and comfortable for companion animals like all pet-friendly airlines. Their underlying ...

What Is Good Pet Etiquette in France?

So you and your pet are moving to France. That’s excellent news. Whether your precious Fifi is a petite, purse-sized poodle or ...

Adjusting to Lisbon with Your Indoor/Outdoor Cat

Many parts of Lisbon are intensely urban, so your high-rise kitty may be limited to your balcony for ventures into the fresh ...

Dog Play Dates in Barcelona

Your dog adores you, we know. And he loves to do anything, and everything, with you. It’s all play to him. But, sometimes, he ...

Finding Dog Walkers in Madrid

Walking your dog is just one of those things you do as a pet parent. It’s good exercise for both of you, and it’s a wonderful ...

Pet Cafes in Munich

Relocating to Germany can be an excellent adventure, for families and their pets. The German people, and most public places, ...

Dog Commands in German

You don’t have to own a German shepherd to teach your dog commands in German! Heck, no. In fact, if your family is relocating ...

Finding a Vet in Ireland

Lots of American expats are living in Ireland these days. Most are there for business, but it’s a lovely country to visit on ...

Poisonous Plants in England

What could be prettier than an English garden? The British are renowned the world over for their love of landscaping, ...

After Brexit: Pet Vaccination Update for the EU

Worried about how the Brexit situation could affect your pet’s journey to the EU? It’s confusing, to be sure. Technically, as ...

Layovers and Transfers for Dogs and Cats at Heathrow Airport

One of the most difficult aspects of planning an international journey for your pet is making appropriate flight reservations. ...

Favorite Dog Beaches in South Africa

Back by popular demand – summer! And what fun-loving dog and his owner aren’t looking forward to a romp on the beach?! If ...

Social Dog Walks in Scotland

Scotland is bonnie, indeed, but you have to get out and about to really appreciate just how lovely the countryside can be. On ...

FAQs for Moving Your Pet Overseas

 Moving your family overseas can seem daunting enough, but what do you when your family includes pets? If this will be your ...

Should I Sedate My Cat for Overseas Travel?

  If your cat has never flown before, you might think that sedating her will make her trip less stressful. But, is sedation ...

Social Dog Walks in Germany

Spending time with your canine best friend is fun, relaxing, and great exercise for both of you. It can also be a great way to ...

Finding a Vet in Cape Town

There are so many details that go into planning your pet’s overseas move, it can be easy to forget that you need to look even ...

Paper and Blood Work: What Do I Need to Move My Pet to South Africa?

Moving to South Africa is pretty momentous for any family. For families with pets, however, the complexities are greater. Of ...

Cats and Crates: Tips for Comfortable Air Travel

  What makes you comfortable on a long flight? Soft music? A good book, or an engrossing movie? Maybe a petite pillow and ...

Coming into the US with Your Pet? Know The USDA's Pet Travel Policies

Here at Starwood Animal Transport we talk a lot about how to make your pet’s overseas travel safe and comfortable. But what if ...

Keeping Your Dog Warm in Germany During the Winter

If you’re moving to Germany, you can look forward to some pretty nice weather. It’s rarely hot in summer, but it can get quite ...

Brexit and Traveling with Your Pet to the UK

This article has been updated on January 23, 2023.   The rules for importing pets to the UK have not changed.  The pet owners ...

Pet-Proofing Your London Flat During the Holidays…or Anytime

The year-end holiday whirlwind is finally over, and life can get back to normal. But let’s reflect for a moment. A lot of pet ...

Finding Toys and Treats Your Pet Will Love in Paris

Wow, Paris! Does your pet know how lucky she is to now live in one of the world’s most famous cities? When it comes to style, ...