Or is it more virtuous to sedate infants, perchance they’ll sleep, and endure the thousand humiliations that parental guilt is capable of self-inflicting?
One way NOT to handle crying infants during air travel occurred on an Amsterdam to Detroit flight.
within the Dog Training and Behavior forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; Hi All, Not sure which forum this should go in, so it's going here.
I'm looking into flying with my dog at Christmas (a long ... I hadn't even considered so many of the things that could happen if she were sedated- negative reaction, effects of altitude, loss of balance in crate.
Even on domestic flights, airport lines, security checks, airplane air and noise, and delayed connections are stressful enough for people.(He's certified as my Service Dog, so he gets to sit on my lap or on the floor -- he doesn't have to be in a carrier.) Then, a couple months after that, I took him on a 2.5 hour flight and I expected he would do just as well, but he had a major panic/anxiety attack during the entire flight there and back.There was nothing I could do or say to calm him down or snap him out of it -- he was completely shut down.Last summer I took him on a 1-hour flight to San Francisco.I bought him a Thundershirt and Mutt Muffs to see if that would help.
A common misconception many pet owners have is believing sedation is beneficial for anxious pets when travelling.