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Veterinarian Shelyakov recommended using sedatives for animals while traveling

If the animal is going to have a long trip, especially on board an aircraft, you should prepare for the trip in advance. To do this, it is necessary to undergo an examination by a veterinarian in order to exclude an exacerbation of diseases, and it also makes sense to use sedatives so that the flight for a cat or dog is as comfortable as possible, recommended veterinarian Mikhail Shelyakov in a conversation with Lenta.ru.

If for a person traveling on board an aircraft, as a rule, is easy, then for a pet, especially flying for the first time, it can be very stressful and even harmful to health. To avoid such risks, Shelyakov advises to prepare for the trip in advance.

“First of all, of course, it is necessary to carry out all preventive measures,” the doctor said. – These are anthelmintics, flea races, vaccinations and so on. It is also important that at the time of travel the pet does not have any active complaints: diarrhea, vomiting, general malaise, fever. This is immediately a withdrawal from any trips, because you never know what can happen on the road.

In addition, the veterinarian explained that in many European countries, it is rather difficult to buy medicines for an animal: they are sold only on prescription, which, as a rule, is very expensive. Communication can also be difficult due to the language barrier, as a result of which the pet may simply remain undertreated.

“So it’s better to visit a doctor in advance, rule out any chronic diseases and take preventive measures,” advises Shelyakov. “Further, if the animal is hard to endure the trip or flies for the first time, it may feel sick, motion sick, it is worth using sedatives for dogs and cats, and it is better to start taking them in advance.”

It is also necessary to study the conditions for transporting animals: each airline has its own, somewhere it is allowed to transport a pet on board, sometimes you can even buy a separate seat, and some allow transportation only in the luggage compartment.

“If only the luggage compartment is possible, then, first of all, it is necessary to prepare the cage: twist all the wheels, because otherwise it will definitely leave, strengthen the door. Do not think that the animal is weak and will not do anything with it – in a panic, even cats knock out doors, and this is an airplane, mechanisms, a zone of increased danger, ”the doctor reminded.

Previously veterinarian Natalia Grezina warned Russians about the dangerous consequences of changing animal feed. She said that the wrong choice of diet when switching to a natural pet food can lead to an exacerbation of diseases and a deterioration in his condition.

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