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As we boarded the plane, guess who was directly in front of us? Yep, you guessed it, the dog lady. Giving her the benefit, I told my husband not to worry and it was probably no big deal. After we settled into our seats, the one dog she carried onboard began to yelp. I’m sure they could hear it in the back row. Thankfully just after takeoff, the dog settled down...and started farting.
How do I know the disgusting smell was coming from the seat ahead. The dog was farting up a storm. How do I know this? My mom is a dog lover and her dog blows us “kisses from the behind” quite often. It’s a distinct smell that can clear the room. The entire flight was mixed with moments of pleasure and moments of wanting to gag!
Flying with Pets
On our return flight, I spoke with one nice lady traveling with her dog who said she had already flown for several hours with her dog that morning and still had one more cross country flight to go. Her longest flight with her dog was once 20+hrs. Many airports are not yet “pet friendly” in providing areas for pets to roam and relieve themselves. So “Fido” is stuck in a carry on for however long you choose to fly.
I get that many people out there love their animals to death and take them everywhere. But to be stuck on a 5hr flight with a dog farting the entire time is a bit much for you to expect others to endure.
If you’re considering taking your animal on a flight, look into the options; doggy sitter at home, ride the flight with cargo or have them stay with a relative or friend. Not only is this easier, it’s most likely cheaper. Flying your pet can cost anywhere from $75 to $200 per flight. If you do choose to carry on your pet, think about what you feed them the night before, and as recommended on a pet travel website, “Do not feed your pet for four to six hours prior to air travel. Small amounts of water can be given before the trip.” This advice can be beneficial for all parties involved.
Do you fly with your pets? Do you have any great suggestions for people who do? Your comments are welcome!