Pet Shipping Quiz

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Pet shipping is a popular travel method for pets. If you're interested in testing your knowledge on pet shipping, take this quiz!

Which organization recommends that pets travel by air "only when absolutely necessary"?

The Humane Society of the United States recommends that pets go by air only when "absolutely necessary" and questions the safety of putting a pet in a plane's cargo hold. <a href="http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/pet-travel/pet-shipping.htm">How Pet Shipping Works</a>

Which of the following is usually out of the question when it comes to shipping animals?

Buses, trains and boats are usually out of the question for anything but service animals, though certain carriers may have their own rules. <a href="http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/pet-travel/pet-shipping.htm">How Pet Shipping Works</a>

How much should you expect to pay when using a pet shipping service?

You can expect to pay several hundred dollars for the service, depending on the complexity of the trip, in addition to the cost of the flight. (A good place to start your search for a reputable pet shipping company is with the Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association.) <a href="http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/pet-travel/pet-shipping.htm">How Pet Shipping Works</a>

For U.S. citizens, where is the best place to start planning your pet's trip?

For U.S. citizens, the best place to start planning your pet's trip is with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is charged with enforcing acts related to animal welfare and, as such, has regulations for shipping animals in a humane manner. <a href="http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/pet-travel/pet-shipping.htm">How Pet Shipping Works</a>

Acquiring health certificates saying your pet is fit for air travel can be especially difficult to obtain if:

Many airlines require a health certificate from the vet certifying that the pet is in good enough health to travel; that certification may be especially difficult to obtain for elderly or pregnant dogs or pug-nosed breeds, because they may have trouble getting enough oxygen through their short nasal passages. <a href="http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/pet-travel/pet-shipping.htm">How Pet Shipping Works</a>

When is it OK to put two puppies or two kittens in the same carrier?

You can put two puppies or two kittens in the same carrier if they're under six months old or under 20 pounds each. <a href="http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/pet-travel/pet-shipping.htm">How Pet Shipping Works</a>

What is the usual cause of death when an animal dies while in the course of being shipped?

When an animal dies in the course of being shipped, sedation is usually the cause. <a href="http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/pet-travel/pet-shipping.htm">How Pet Shipping Works</a>

What does the USDA require you to offer your pet four hours before a flight?

The USDA requires that you offer your pet food in the four hours before a flight, but to avoid upset stomachs you should avoid offering the animal any heavy meals. <a href="http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/pet-travel/pet-shipping.htm">How Pet Shipping Works</a>

How often are airlines required to give adult pets water during a flight?

Hydration is important. Mark the time of the last meal on the kennel; airlines are required to give the pets water every 12 hours and food every 24 hours, unless they're under 16 weeks old (those lucky dogs or cats can eat every 12 hours). <a href="http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/pet-travel/pet-shipping.htm">How Pet Shipping Works</a>

Which of the following statements is true?

You have to provide the in-flight food and beverage for your beloved pet. The carrier should include water and food dishes that are well-secured, yet easy for cargo handlers to reach. <a href="http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/pet-travel/pet-shipping.htm">How Pet Shipping Works</a>

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