We recommend checking with your airline to determine specific requirements and regulations for flying with your pet. Some restrictions are listed here. Please be aware that if your pet receives a radioactive treatment or test it will not be able to fly after the treatment due to Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.
Heat Restrictions: You may not travel with a pet if the current or forecasted temperature is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit at any location on the itinerary.
Cold Restrictions: You may not travel with a pet if the ground temperature is below 45 degrees Fahrenheit at any location on the itinerary. You may be able to waive the cold temperature regulations if you obtain a written letter from your veterinarian that includes:
- Your name and address
- Your pet’s name
- Your veterinarian’s name and signature
- Your veterinarian’s accreditation date and number
- The temperature your pet is acclimated to
The letter must be dated:
- Within 10 days of the first flight your pet will be on
- Within 30 days of any other trips in the same itinerary
You may need an additional letter for lengthy trips. If the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.6 C), your pet cannot be checked even with a letter from your veterinarian.