Five Myths about Traveling with Pets
By Everett Potter
Travel can be stressful at any time, but for pet owners bringing their beloved dog or cat along on vacation, the stakes are even higher. Cautionary tales abound, especially about incidents on aircraft. The Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that in 2014, there were 17 pet deaths, 26 pet injuries and two pets gone missing on U.S. carriers. While one pet death, injury or loss is too many, more than two million pets and animals are flown by the nation’s carriers each year. Here are five myths about traveling with pets.