July 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report

The July, 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of May, 2011.

Alaska Airlines reports the injury of a dog during loading of a plane in Seattle, WA. The dog was found to be bleeding from its mouth due to an attempt to escape the kennel. The owner was contacted and a vet came to the airport and administered a sedative.

Delta reports the death of a six year-old dog during a flight from Munich Germany to Atlanta, GA. Upon arrival the Miniature Pinscher was noticed to be not moving and was later found to be deceased. A necropsy was performed and noted "severe pulmonary congestion and edema with multifocal alveolar over-distention; distal collapsing trachea; and retroperitoneal lipoma".

Please note that the use of a sedative during air transportation can limit a dogs breathing and ability to cool itself and should only be done with the approval of your veterinarian.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during May, 2011.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Alaska Airlines 0 1 0
Delta 0 0 1
Total 0 1 1

See all incidents included in the July, 2011 report.

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Source: July 2011 Air Travel Consumer Report.

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