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Old October 4th 06, 03:24 PM posted to alt.animals.dog,rec.pets.dogs.health,alt.pets.dogs,rec.pets.dogs.misc
Walter G.
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Default Transporting an old dog from Germany

Hi,

I moved to Germany seven years ago, and brought my dog with me. It was
extremely hard on her, and it took her several months to get over. I
think both the experience flying was hard, as well as adjusting to a
new continent (new smells, new sounds etc.).

Now I'm planning on moving my family back to Portland, OR, and want to
take her with us. She'll be over 15 when we move, though, and isn't
the healthiest animal (not the unhealthiest, either). I'm afraid that
packing her into the belly of a plane for 11 hours will simply be too
much for her. Has anyone had experience travelling with old dogs? I'm
wondering if there're any ways to transport pets that don't require
them to be locked away from people in the dark for so long. Money's
always an issue, but I could imagine paying more if it made the trip
easier on her.

What about tranquilizing her? I didn't use any drugs coming over, and
have always heard it's better not to. But if the stress is so great,
maybe it'd be necessary. Is it even possible to tranquilize an animal
so long?

She's a medium-sized mixed-bread, around 36 lbs (16 kilos), thin, and
comes up a little higher than my knee. She's missing her tail and a
leg from an accident she had eight years ago (run over by a train).
We'll be flying Lufthansa, which is quite good with animals.

I just don't know what we'd do if she had to stay here. She could stay
with my in-laws, but then she'd have to climb a flight of slippery
stairs several times a day, stairs that she's already tumbled down
twice (we don't take her to their apartment anymore). And we really
don't know anyone else she could go to here.

It's still a year till we move, and she may not live that long. But
she's pretty damn tough, so I could imagine her living to 17 or so.

Walter

P.S. To contact me directly, remove the fruit and extra dots:

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Walter G.
Freiburg, Germany

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Old October 5th 06, 03:43 PM posted to alt.animals.dog,rec.pets.dogs.health,alt.pets.dogs,rec.pets.dogs.misc
DogIT
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Default Transporting an old dog from Germany

Walter I sent you an email on this as well but not sure if I got the
right context of your directions of it. I have experience moving
animals and would strongly recommend you not putting her in the belly
of the plane again. There are some options based on timing and
planning. I would be happy to help you. I am located in the general
area of the Pacific Northwest. Contact me directly.


Chris-Founder

Walter G. wrote:
Hi,

I moved to Germany seven years ago, and brought my dog with me. It was
extremely hard on her, and it took her several months to get over. I
think both the experience flying was hard, as well as adjusting to a
new continent (new smells, new sounds etc.).

Now I'm planning on moving my family back to Portland, OR, and want to
take her with us. She'll be over 15 when we move, though, and isn't
the healthiest animal (not the unhealthiest, either). I'm afraid that
packing her into the belly of a plane for 11 hours will simply be too
much for her. Has anyone had experience travelling with old dogs? I'm
wondering if there're any ways to transport pets that don't require
them to be locked away from people in the dark for so long. Money's
always an issue, but I could imagine paying more if it made the trip
easier on her.

What about tranquilizing her? I didn't use any drugs coming over, and
have always heard it's better not to. But if the stress is so great,
maybe it'd be necessary. Is it even possible to tranquilize an animal
so long?

She's a medium-sized mixed-bread, around 36 lbs (16 kilos), thin, and
comes up a little higher than my knee. She's missing her tail and a
leg from an accident she had eight years ago (run over by a train).
We'll be flying Lufthansa, which is quite good with animals.

I just don't know what we'd do if she had to stay here. She could stay
with my in-laws, but then she'd have to climb a flight of slippery
stairs several times a day, stairs that she's already tumbled down
twice (we don't take her to their apartment anymore). And we really
don't know anyone else she could go to here.

It's still a year till we move, and she may not live that long. But
she's pretty damn tough, so I could imagine her living to 17 or so.

Walter

P.S. To contact me directly, remove the fruit and extra dots:

----
Walter G.
Freiburg, Germany


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Old October 5th 06, 06:30 PM posted to alt.animals.dog,rec.pets.dogs.health,alt.pets.dogs,rec.pets.dogs.misc
Shadow Walker
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Default Transporting an old dog from Germany

She could live longer than that being a small medium dog. I would talk to
your vet if you have one there about dramamean or a tranquilizer. Is she
crate trained, if not you can start teaching her now.

If you worked so hard to bring her there then you should try to take her
back with you. She would rather be separated from you for 11 hours than to
not have you for the rest of her days.


"Walter G." wrote in
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Hi,

I moved to Germany seven years ago, and brought my dog with me. It was
extremely hard on her, and it took her several months to get over. I
think both the experience flying was hard, as well as adjusting to a
new continent (new smells, new sounds etc.).

Now I'm planning on moving my family back to Portland, OR, and want to
take her with us. She'll be over 15 when we move, though, and isn't
the healthiest animal (not the unhealthiest, either). I'm afraid that
packing her into the belly of a plane for 11 hours will simply be too
much for her. Has anyone had experience travelling with old dogs? I'm
wondering if there're any ways to transport pets that don't require
them to be locked away from people in the dark for so long. Money's
always an issue, but I could imagine paying more if it made the trip
easier on her.

What about tranquilizing her? I didn't use any drugs coming over, and
have always heard it's better not to. But if the stress is so great,
maybe it'd be necessary. Is it even possible to tranquilize an animal
so long?

She's a medium-sized mixed-bread, around 36 lbs (16 kilos), thin, and
comes up a little higher than my knee. She's missing her tail and a
leg from an accident she had eight years ago (run over by a train).
We'll be flying Lufthansa, which is quite good with animals.

I just don't know what we'd do if she had to stay here. She could stay
with my in-laws, but then she'd have to climb a flight of slippery
stairs several times a day, stairs that she's already tumbled down
twice (we don't take her to their apartment anymore). And we really
don't know anyone else she could go to here.

It's still a year till we move, and she may not live that long. But
she's pretty damn tough, so I could imagine her living to 17 or so.

Walter

P.S. To contact me directly, remove the fruit and extra dots:

----
Walter G.
Freiburg, Germany




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Old October 7th 06, 08:42 AM posted to alt.animals.dog,rec.pets.dogs.health,alt.pets.dogs,rec.pets.dogs.misc
Walter G.
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Default Transporting an old dog from Germany


DogIT wrote:
Walter I sent you an email on this as well but not sure if I got the
right context of your directions of it. I have experience moving
animals and would strongly recommend you not putting her in the belly
of the plane again. There are some options based on timing and
planning. I would be happy to help you. I am located in the general
area of the Pacific Northwest. Contact me directly.


Chris-Founder


Sorry about the e-mail confusion--I don't like spammers stealing my
e-mail, so I thought I'd try that. Here's attempt #2---

reverse the letters left of the @ sign to e-mail me directly:



Thanks, Walter

 




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