Sedating your dog for a flight
In short, the best advice is to talk to your veterinarian and your airline about what you need to do.
But here’s what you’re likely to learn when preparing to fly with your canine.
Contact your airline for details on how to fly with these kinds of animals.) Generally, if your dog in its carrier can fit under the seat in front of you, it can go in the cabin.
So that means a dog weighing up to about 20 pounds.
Having your dog with you might provide peace of mind — although you’re not allowed to take it out of the carrier during the flight.
But it might add stress, as you worry about lugging the carrier down the airplane aisle or the dog barking or having an accident that will disturb fellow passengers.
Please follow the advice of your vet and the airlines - don't sedate your dog.
My pets have never been sedated and have been on 4hr plane trips.
Most recently was friday from Darwin to Perth airports. Dad panicked and thought Rex was on his death bed as his heart rate was dramatically lowered.
) Both times she has been absolutely fine and I've known she is safe. when there is animal/s on the flight manifest, then the pilot keeps the cargo areas air pressure and temp the same (or very similar) to that of the passenger area.
If there is no living 'cargo' on board then yes, the lower decks temp and pressure is reduced.