This Is Not ‘Luxury’. This Is Dangerous!

This is meant to be one of those funny dog stories – an owner pays £1,250 to have her dog travel in his own aeroplane seat:

And a seat is what he gets, not a space on the floor at the back of the plane near the lavatories, not a dedicated mat next to the exit. 

At one point, Dylan stares out of the window of the Lear40 jet and seems genuinely enthralled by the wispy cloud formation gathering a few hundred feet below. 

He enjoys the landing, too, as we soar over the Mediterranean and as buildings come into focus as the pilot makes his descent.”

The fact is – having a dog unrestrained on the aeroplane seat is actually very dangerous. A teat belt will not protect a dog from injuries if the plane hits a pocket of turbulence. Moreover, a dog can get distressed due to the plane’s movement and pressure changes and containing a panicked dog while buckled down to your own seat is a recipe for disaster.

Dogs travel in closed containers not due to ‘stinginess’ but because that is the safest place for them.

And who ever said that rich people are smart!

About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim is a house call Veterinarian in Melbourne
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