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If you are a proud owner of a toy poodle and are preparing to travel by plane, it is important to take a few precautions to ensure a safe and comfortable trip for both you and your beloved four-legged companion. Toy poodles are known for their compact size and charming personality, making them the perfect travel companion. Here are some tips to make your flying experience a success.

Before you fly, be sure to check the policies of the airline you will be traveling with. Each airline has its own rules and regulations when it comes to traveling with pets. Nowadays, almost all airlines allow toy poodles to travel in the cabin with you, as long as they meet certain requirements, such as being in a suitable carrier and having up-to-date health certificates. However, some, like Iberia, ask you to call by phone to request a place for your furry friend, while others allow you to reserve your place directly when you reserve yours. Generally we recommend using the flight pre-booking option, in which you block your flight for 24 hours, then you call the airline, make sure that you can fly with the poodle without problem and you finish purchasing it. It seems like a hassle but it's very simple.

Choose a comfortable and safe carrier for your toy poodle. Opt for one that is roomy enough for your pet to move around and turn around, but secure enough to prevent escape. Additionally, it is important that it meets airline regulations regarding dimensions and materials. Remember that in the terminal and inside the airport it is not necessary to travel in a carrier.

Before the trip, get your toy poodle used to the carrier. Allow him to explore it and associate it with positive experiences, such as treats or toys. This will help reduce stress and anxiety during the flight.

Make sure your toy poodle has all the necessary vaccinations and health certificates. Also, carry all the relevant documents with you, such as the vaccination certificate and the certificate of good health, to avoid any mishaps at the airport. For trips within Spain or Europe, it is more than enough to have your dog's passport issued by the veterinarian. When you have to leave Europe, a certificate of good health may be necessary. In Anicura centers they usually do it to us.

Before the flight, it is recommended that you avoid feeding your toy poodle during the hours before, to prevent possible stomach upset. However, be sure to provide him with enough water to keep him hydrated.

During the flight, stay calm and convey peace of mind to your toy poodle. Speak in a soft, comforting tone to help him relax. Avoid opening the carrier during the flight, as this could cause anxiety or even escape from your pet. It is very tempting but once opened it will not understand that it has to be at your feet again.

Once you land, find a suitable place for your toy poodle to relieve itself and stretch its paws. Remember that he has spent some time in the carrier and needs to relieve his tensions.

Traveling by plane with your toy poodle can be an exciting and rewarding experience. By following these tips, you can enjoy a safe and hassle-free trip with your beloved furry companion. Get ready to explore the world with your toy poodle and create unforgettable memories together!”