Sedating a pet
You will need a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection to travel and some airlines require an acclimation certificate.
Both of these certificates can only be completed and signed by a federally accredited veterinarian.
Instead, they do well with a big blanket and some moisture-absorbing pads (provided the dog is not the type that will try to eat the pads during the trip).
I ask the [owners] consider carefully if their pet needs a tranquilizer or if they are conditioned to being in their crate and are comfortable there.”Preconditioned animals usually have no need for drugs, Lukasik says.High altitudes can create respiratory or cardiovascular problems in sedated dogs.The Schaumburg, Ill.-based American Veterinary Medical Association agrees.Although most dogs travel by air without problems, some need sedation, which increases the risk of complications.When your dog rides in a plane’s cargo hold, no one can monitor the effects of sedatives.