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Some animal breeds, such as brachycephalic breeds, require special care, especially in the summer. These breeds include Pugs, Bulldogs, Pekingese, and Boxers, among others, in the case of dogs, and Persian or Exotic Shorthair cats. Due to their flat snout, they have more difficulty breathing, which requires special measures during the transport of brachycephalic breeds.

Transport of Brachycephalic Breeds

  • They can be particularly affected by heat
In addition to breathing problems, brachycephalic breeds also have difficulties regulating their body temperature, making them especially susceptible to temperature changes.

Transporte de razas braquicéfalas 

  • They need a spacious carrier

As we mentioned in the point about getting your pet used to the carrier, due to their breathing problems, brachycephalic breeds require carriers with more space than usual. This way, they can move more easily and breathe better because the carrier is better ventilated.

  • Not all airlines can transport them

Being a brachycephalic breed, many airlines have restrictions and cannot transport them depending on the temperatures. Others may apply restrictions during the hottest months, avoiding transportation of this breed.

  • Seek advice from your veterinarian

As we always mention at BaggagePets, when it comes to the animal’s health, the first person to consult is your trusted veterinarian. They know your pet’s personality and traits as a breed and can advise you on the trip. Perhaps travelling could cause too much stress for the pet.

  • Avoid fatty diets and provide plenty of water

Feeding them lightly will shorten their digestion time, which helps in regulating their body temperature. Likewise, on hot days, it is recommended to always carry water with the animal to keep them hydrated.

During peak heat hours, it is not advisable to engage in too much physical exercise as they may become tired and lack sufficient energy.

If you want to transport your brachycephalic pet under the best conditions, fill out our online form, and we will inform you about all the possible route options and provide you with the best advice we have accumulated since 2011 to make your journey as comfortable as possible.