Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I brought Loki home on the plane and he did great. It was about an hour drive from the breeder to the airport (he cried a little in his carrier when we left the breeder's house), the rental car return, through security etc. So probably an hour and half all together. I tried taking him to the family bathroom but he wouldn't go. We sat there for 5 minutes, then I felt guilty for taken up the bathroom. He slept the whole time on the plane - another hour and a half. He woke up when the plane touched down. We had to take a bus from the plane to the terminal. He started crying. I knew he had to pee but there was nothing I could do. By the time I got to the bathroom to let him out, he had peed in the carrier. Not a big deal. I wiped him off with the the puppy wipes I had with me, and put a dry pad in the carrier. Luckily we only live 5 minutes from the airport. When we got home, I plopped him in the sink. Wouldn't you know - the one thing I forgot to buy - puppy shampoo.
Since then we have flown twice. He is great. He sleeps in his carrier the whole time. I don't feed him before we fly. Even though he has never been motion sick. I worry if we did have a bumpy flight he would get sick.