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Sedating a puppy for air travel

In the weeks prior to your trip, put your dog in his carrier as often as possible for trips around town.

Taking his first flight can be a somewhat traumatic experience for a dog that's used to sticking his head out the car window and enjoying the sights along the way.

After all, his view just won't be the same from underneath the seat in front of you, or even worse, from the cargo hold.

If you're checking the dog, leave the dishes in the carrier so an airline employee can provide your pet with food and water in the event of an extended delay before or after your flight.