Lessons learned by following the History of the Sky Kennel by Doskocil (Petmate) When pets first began to travel on airplanes, the wooden shipping crate was the only option for transporting them—that is until Doskocil (Petmate) introduced the Fiberglass Sky Kennel. Today the Sky Kennel is airlines’ first choice for pets traveling in the cargo/luggage compartment. To date this is the only brand of hard-shell carriers sold by airlines for use on their flights. But why choose Sky Kennel over other products like Vari Kennels? The current Sky Kennel looks just like the Vari Kennel, both are made by Doskocil (Petmate), and both are made from the exact same plastic […]
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Additional Pet Travel Tips
The A, B, C’s of Snub Nosed (Brachycephalic) Pet Flight Safety With emotion, we at DryFur.com have been, sometimes with tears in our eyes, viewing the Pet Airline Incident reports since they were first released in May of 2005. With purpose, we had to not avert our eyes to the realities, and we have been studying them to help bring information and resolutions to our readers so that the traveling pets can be safer, avoiding injury and sometimes, death. Incidents, according to the airlines is death, injury or loss. What was concluded was that the main categories of incident were from the following two issues. 1. Faulty unsecured kennels 2. […]
In late 2009 Major Airlines began requiring Metal Nuts and Bolts on every pet airline carrier – kennel – crate. As a direct result Pet Airline Incident Reports for 2010 have shown a 70% decrease in pet escapes. This is a huge improvement for pet airline travel safety! For immediate release Lisa Kelly Lisa@dryfur.com Release prepared by Balletsa inc Pet Care Company Develops Product to Save Pet Lives Airlines learn from lessons put into action by inventor (Philadelphia,PA; Jan 2011) A company with almost two-decades in pet care and safety has developed a new product that saves pet lives when pets are traveling on commercial airlines. In the past, one […]
One of the most important thing you can do for your pets when preparing for long car trips or travel on an airplane is to get them used to spending time in their crate. You can do this at any age even old dogs can learn news tricks. Acclimating your pet to his or her crate is much like crate training a puppy with a few twists. Dogs Introduction: The first step for acclimating your dog to his / her kennel crate is to let your dog explore the crate by placing nice things inside. Favorite blanket or bed, yummiest treats and funnest toys. Be sure and tie […]
Below find tips and information on Custom built or modified airline kennels & crates. Over Sized Pets One option for extra large dogs, like Great Danes or Mastiffs is to purchase a custom built wood airline crate or have a Giant size Sky or Vari kennel modified with wood spacers to accommodate over sized pets. Another option is to build a custom sized dog crate yourself or Convert a standard wood shipping crate into a dog airline crate. New Sky Kennel Height Extension Kits will easily add 3.5″ to the height of your XL 500 Kennel. […]
Pet Relocation Products for Overseas Military Personnel Nothing more stressful than moving or relocating especially when you are a pet parent, not to mention relocating from one overseas station to another. One of the biggest obstacle is finding all the supplies needed for pet airline travel while overseas. Many items are just not readily found at your local markets and most online stores do not offer shipping to military addresses. At DryFur.com we appreciate and thank you for your service! That is why we have made it a point to welcome Military Orders. Shipping items to APO / FPO addresses requires special handling, paper work and must be hand delivered to […]
We will demonstrate how to re-enforce non airline approved pet carriers and make them safer. These type of pet carriers with plastic attachments often fail to stay closed, which can be extremely dangerous even when transporting you pets short distances like to and from the veterinarian’s office.
Traveling with Pets in Auto you will need: A Sturdy Pet Carrier with plenty of room to move about. Fold-able or collapsible crates are a good choice when traveling by car. Easier to pack in and out of hotels and much easy to stow away when not in use. Most fold-able crates also provide plenty of ventilation. They are available in cloth or wire. Be sure and pack DryFur Pads & Spill Proof Food Water Cups. Find these items and more in our Pet Airline Store.
Shop for all your Airline Approved and Required travel Supplies. At a glance see all our offerings condensed on one page for super fast shopping and check out. Offerings include Airline Kits, DryFur Travel pads, Live Animal Labels, Pet Carrier nuts bolts food water dishes […]