Choosing the right crate for your pet’s air travel

Cat in Transportation Crate

When travelling with your pet by air, it is essential to select an appropriate crate that is safe and comfortable for your pet, and, if flying internationally, one that meets International Air Transport Association (IATA) requirements.

Pet Transport of Snub-nosed (Brachycephalic) Breeds

pet transport for snub nosed breeds

Pets with snub noses require a larger cage allowing more ventilation as air might affect them differently than it would long nosed animals. Temperature, humidity and stress (noise and movement) during carriage, combined with individual risk factors such as the animal’s temperament, age and general state of health result in an increased risk for brachycephalic breeds.

Air New Zealand Pet Transport (International)

air nz pet transport

You can rely on Air New Zealand pet transport and their experienced expert appointed agents to ensure that your pet travels safely and in comfort. This article answers some common questions about flying pets on Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand Pet Transport (Domestic)

air nz pet transport

All pets travelling by air must travel in a cage that is IATA compliant. Air New Zealand has a few additional requirements for pets travelling on Domestic flights.

How to Transport a Cat to the UK

Pet transport cat to the UK

You must use a pet travel agent like Aero Pets to send a cat to the UK as airlines will not deal with you directly. There are several procedures and requirements – we can help you arrange all the necessary documentation.

How to Transport a Dog to the UK

Tui Cocker Spaniel Dog to the UK

Transporting your dog to the UK can be quite a headache, especially when you need to get all the vaccinations, micro chipping, MPI certification, transport containers, and other things.

How to Transport a Cat to Australia

transport cat to australia

Traveling with pets can be a hassle but when you are traveling anywhere, it is important to know how to go about this the right way. When you decide to bring take your cat to Australia there are some regulations and rules you will need to follow…

How to Transport a Dog to Australia

Tabu dog export from NZ to Perth Australia

Airlines do not accept dog transport bookings from the public. We can help you with the whole process of getting your dog to Australia by arranging his or her MPI certification, transport containers, veterinary treatments and everything else that need to be done in preparation.

Beware of Pet Travel Scams

pet travel scam

Pet travel scams are on the rise. A pet transport agency is unlikely to sell pets, so if they appear to be legitimate, ensure they are not pretending to represent a genuine pet transport agency.

Settling your cat into a new country

cat travel

Moving a cat to a new country can be a stressful experience not only for ourselves but for our furry little friends as well. Here are some tips to help you.

Choosing a name for your new Cat or Dog

naming your pet

Where do you start when trying to name your new pet? There are so many cool and unique names to choose from it can make for a difficult job!

2017 Favourite Breed Dog

Labrador Retrievers

The 2017 favourite breed of dog in New Zealand has been announced, and it’s no surprise that the winner is the lovable, enchanting and gorgeous pooch the

Pet insurance

pet insurance

Anyone who has a pet might have heard that you can get pet insurance for your furry friends. However, you may be asking yourself, what is pet insurance?

Training your Kitten

Training your Kitten

Kittens and cats need mental stimulation and activity and by beginning training as soon as possible your kitten will grow to learn to respect the boundaries of your home, learn social skills and it can really help to strengthen the bond you two develop

Stop Your Cat from Scratching

Scratching Post

The primary reason cats scratch is to sharpen their claws. By scratching cats remove the outer sheath of the nail, sharpening it. Scratching is also a good way for cars to stretch, loosen up muscles and tendons

Microchipping Cats and Dogs, What is involved in New Zealand?

Vet getting ready to check Kitten

Rather than using collars or tags that can be removed or lost, microchips are permanent and provided it is correctly inserted by a trained professional, it should last for the life of your pet. Most SPCAs, vets and pounds have microchip scanners to identify your pet’s microchip number.

Cats and Dogs for Allergy Sufferers

Hairless breeds produce less allergens

Many people claim that there are breeds of cats or dogs that are hypoallergenic, this is not completely true. No pet is completely hypoallergenic, but there are some breeds that produce less allergens than others and incite fewer reactions in allergy sufferers.

What pets can I bring into New Zealand?

Chinchilla's from Great Britain can come to New Zealand

New Zealand has a strict and uncompromising approach to the relocation of pets into New Zealand and not every pet is able to enter New Zealand. Make sure you know what you can bring.