Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
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My understanding it's the height of the dog not the weight as far as flying goes. has to fit in a particular size carrier, to fly with the passengers. also, you shouldn't drug him. decreased respiratory rate isn't a good combo with altitude changes.
I have flown a couple of dogs, one being my 90 lb. rescue from new mexico to CA, and she was fine (she flew cargo). I haven't traveled with my 1/2 hav Ollie yet though.
I think you should have someone house sit for you. second choice would be to put in him in a doggy day care.
My dogs are home bodies, so I always opt for someone to house sit, and sleep over, my dogs need a warm body to snuggle up to and guard.