Brachycephalic, snub-nosed breeds
Animals with shortened or flattened noses, known as brachycephalic, snub-nosed breeds, are becoming a more popular pet choice around the world. These breeds have a significantly higher risk of health complications due to their short snouts and compromised respiratory systems, known as Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). Breathing difficulties intensify in warmer conditions, when pets are anxious due to unfamiliar surroundings or when unacclimated to their transport container.
Yes, we can still fly Brachycephalic, snub-nosed breeds
√ All new bookings must be made through us
√ Itineraries cannot include transfers from another airline
√The minimum age for these breeds has been revised and is now 12 weeks old
√Airlines reserved the right to cancel/embargo at any time for snub nose breed
√Travelling only on early morning or evening flights
Our specialist will provide you with the crate you need for your pet’s travel. Please note that these breed types require larger crates than other pets of similar size due to their compromised respiratory systems. We recommend that these breeds travel in a crate that is a minimum of 10% larger than the standard, IATA-approved crate.
Q: What do I need to consider when planning to travel if my pet is a brachycephalic (snub-nosed/flat-faced) breed?
A: Due to the compromised respiratory systems of these particular breeds, these pets are at significantly higher risk of health complications, especially when travelling. Specific policies are in place to ensure the welfare of these breeds. We recommend you speak to one of pet travel specialists who will help you prepare for the trip. Please call 1 800 474 4564 in Singapore.
Q: Can I book my brachycephalic (snub-nosed) pet on my own?
A. No. Due to the compromised respiratory systems of these particular breeds, these pets are at significantly higher risk of health complications, especially when travelling. To protect the wellbeing of these pets, all transport for snub-nosed breeds must be booked through us who will conduct all the necessary pre-flight checks and suitable container requirements to ensure your pet is fit and comfortable for travel.
Q: I can arrange to get vet clearance for my pet?
A. No. To ensure a consistent policy is applied, all transport for snub-nosed/flat-faced breeds must be booked through our pet travel specialist as they can conduct all the necessary pre-flight checks to certify that your pet is fit to travel.
Q: How far can my brachycephalic pet travel when I book with your pet travel specialist?
A. Your pet can travel up to three sectors. We cannot offer transfers to or from other carriers.