In BaggagePets we transport pets to any place in the world. To make sure that your pet travels comfortably, as well as that it complies with IATA regulations on animal transport, it is very important to know how to measure your pet for transport. You need to make sure that the transporter is adapted to your pet’s needs, taking into account its size, weight, condition, species and breed.
To measure your pet for transport correctly, BaggagePets recommends to take the following measures. Please consult the picture on the right:
A. From the snout to the base of the tail
B. From the shoulder to the floor
C. The widest part of your pet
D. The height when sitting down, from the floor to the top of the head or the highest point of the ears, whatever is higher. It is important for your pet not to touch the transporter with the ears.
Having obtained the above measures, you can calculate the correct size of the transporter adequate for your pet.
Length : A + 1/2 B
Width : C x 2
Height : D
How to measure your pet for transport
Cats and dogs need an adequate transporter to make the trip. It has to have appropriate height so that your pet can stand up without touching the top part of the transporter with its ears of the head, leaving around 4 cm of space between those and the top of the transporter. You pet should also be able to turn around and lie down comfortably inside. That is why it is very important to correctly measure your pet before the trip.
If you have any doubts about measuring your pet for transport, you can contact us by phone on (+34) 93 487 00 40 or filling in our online contact form.