Here’s Why Airplane Cabins Can Be Dangerous Places For Puppies

Traveling with pets can be tricky, especially if your furry friend is a puppy. Recently, airlines across America have been placing more strict limitations on how and when young dogs can fly in airplane cabins.

Though these new rules might frustrate dog owners, they’re actually there to protect puppies. It turns out that airplane cabins are pretty dangerous places for pups.

The biggest reason that the cabin of a plane might pose a threat to a young dog has to do with germs. All kinds of pathogens and general grime can accumulate in an airplane, even after routine cleaning. Because puppies are typically stored in carriers close to the ground, they might be exposed to germs and dog diseases that humans don’t have to worry about.

There’s also the chance that a young dog won’t be able to control his bladder, leading to unpleasant and unhygienic accidents mid-flight. And even puppies that can hold their urine shouldn’t be forced to do so for very long, as that can cause painful and dangerous bladder infections.

The best way to travel with pets is on the ground, but checking with your carrier’s guidelines concerning puppies is a good place to start if you need to fly with your pooch.