You are welcome to bring your cat or small dog in the cabin with you provided it is small enough to stand, turn around and lie down in its carrier under the seat in front of you. You may do so on: Flights operated by Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz, Sky Regional, Air Georgian or Exploits Valley Air Just remember that your pet in its carrier will count as one standard item toward your carry-on baggage allowance. Your pet cannot travel with you in the cabin if you: Are an unaccompanied minor Are seated in an exit or bulkhead row Require the use of a medical device that needs to be stowed underneath the seat Are travelling in our Premium Economy cabin Charges Charge for one-way travel Within Canada and Canada/U.S. (except Hawaii)1$50.00 - $59.00 CAD/USD2 International3$100.00 - $118.00 CAD/USD2 1. Flights to/from Hawaii: Pets are not accepted in the cabin or the baggage compartment. Please contact Air Canada Cargo (AC Animals) for rates and assistance in shipping your pet to Hawaii2. Fees are inclusive of the minimum (0%) to maximum (18%) tax which may apply, based on your itinerary.3. See ‘Government Regulations’ for restrictions regarding certain international destinations. The Pet Carrier Maximum carrier size allowed3 Hard-sidedHeight: 23 cm (9 in)Width: 40 cm (15.5 in)Length: 55 cm (21.5 in) Soft-sidedHeight: 27 cm (10.5 in)Width: 40 cm (15.5 in)Length: 55 cm (21.5 in) 3 Pet carriers that exceed the maximum allowable size can be transported in the checked baggage compartment, provided they do not exceed 45 kg (100 lb) in weight, or 292 cm (115 in) in linear dimensions (length + width + height). Contact Air Canada Cargo (AC Animals) for rates and assistance in shipping even larger pet carriers.↩ Other Restrictions Only one cat or small dog in the cabin is allowed per passenger. Your pet must: Be at least 12 weeks old and fully weaned. Remain at all times in a closed pet carrier stowed under your seat. You’ll need to arrive a full 30 minutes prior to the recommended check-in time for your flight as you must see an agent at check-in. Passengers travelling with pets cannot check in online or at airport self-service kiosks.
For decades, cat advocates have recommended that we keep our beloved cats indoors. However, it’s a misconception that they should solely be indoor cats, but instead they should also be able to enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment. There are many benefits of letting your cat outdoors but in a controlled environment, and walking your cat is one of them. The following are ways of walking your cat safely and items to prepare before taking them outside. The first step before everything else is to get your cat used to wearing a harness while indoors. Once they’re used to it, then it’s time to take them outside for short walks in secluded areas with limited amount of noise. Also, it’s important to bring a pet carrier or backpack carrier (sold at Orico Pet Supply) along with you so your cat is able to have a secure space when they are startled. Another important note is to have your pet microchipped or IDed before going outdoors. If your cat likes the harness, their body will loosen up, show interest and start to explore, exhibit friendly behaviour, and walk a little and lay down. If your cat doesn’t like the harness, they will want to hide, make their body seem smaller, refuse to walk or try to run away, ears back, hiss and vocalize, and jump or shake from sounds or people. It is very important not to force your pet by dragging them or make them stay outdoors for a long period of time if they’re afraid. Sources:https://spca.bc.ca/faqs/%E2%80%8Bcat-walk-leash/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F
Orico Pet Supply is an advocate for BCSPCA standards. We encourage adoption for all animals over purchasing pets. Taking in a new pet is a lifetime commitment and a huge responsibility. Here is a link to SPCA’s adoption services. https://adopt.spca.bc.ca/?_ga=2.130926406.854905333.1571519136-1595005204.1559878864 Fostering a pet could also be another option. https://spca.bc.ca/faqs/foster-animal/ Before adopting a pet, there are numerous items to prepare prior to bringing your pet home. Here are a couple of pamphlets (provided by the BCSPCA) to guide you through preparation and care for your pets. Dogs https://spca.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/dog-care-guide.pdf Cats https://spca.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/cat-care-guide.pdf Small Animals Guinea Pigs – https://spca.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/guinea-pig-care-guide.pdf Rats – https://spca.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/rat-care-guide.pdf Gerbils – https://spca.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/gerbil-care-guide.pdf Mice – https://spca.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/mouse-care-guide.pdf Rabbits – https://spca.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/rabbit-care-guide.pdf Hamsters – https://spca.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/hamster-care-guide.pdf
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are particularly common in cats and dogs. UTIs occur when bacteria collect in areas that are supposed to be sterile. Most frequently in litter boxes for cats, and pee pads or outdoor areas where dogs would eliminate, thus contracting bacteria such as, E-coli. There are many symptoms to identify UTIs before they become a bigger problem. If your cat exhibits uncommon behaviour from their original routine, such as: eliminating outside of litterbox urinate in frequent small amounts straining or loud meowing while urinating, due to pain blood in litterbox If your dog exhibits uncommon behaviour from their original routine, such as: murky or bloody urine or both straining or whimpering while urinating, due to pain accidents inside house needing to go outside often dripping urine licking near urethra fever Provide adequate amount of fresh and clean water and change their water bowl daily. Allow your dog to have enough exercise and let them outside to eliminate often to prevent them from holding in urine. For cats, clean their litterbox regularly to limit production of bacteria. Allow easy access to litterbox and limit traffic or noise around the litterbox. Keeping both cats and dogs at their appropriate weight will help with UTI prevention. A more natural way of alleviating or preventing UTIs would be giving your pet cranberry supplements, even giving your pet blueberries will help. Once you’ve identified early symptoms, it is important to be proactive with treatment and prevention to save your pet from further pain and suffering. Sources: https://www.petsafe.net/learn/uti-faqs-urinary-tract-infections-in-dogs-cats https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/urinary-tract-infections-uti-in-dogs/ https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2010/01/06/prevent-urinary-tract-infection-in-cats.aspx http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/how-to-prevent-and-treat-urinary-tract-infections-in-dogs-and-cats?page=2