After complete a very successful PnP Transport...I want to say a big thanks. Paws up for the pilots that helped Bentley from OH to NJ.
Being a former private pilot, it was easy translating air conversation when talking to the pilots and talking animal rescue to those involved. Is there anyway we can have some of our rescuers meet with pilots to learn their views of transport. Maybe those rescuers joining PnP should take some time at the airport with a pilot or FBO. I am going to highly recommend this to all my rescuers nationwide. I know even just sitting at an airport and listening to the air chatter may be helpful for rescuers to learn a little more about a pilot's world. I was lucky to have been born into a family of fliers and spent lots of time at the airport.
For pilots, rescuers are very familiar with car sickness and we often utilize Benedryl, Rescue Remedy, DAP or Lavender Essential Oil to control tummies not used to this new idea of flying. We may want to recommend that rescuers provide pilots with some Benedryl for the flights. Vets can recommend what dosage should be utilized. Those of us in rescue need to take that lead. A little lavender essential oil on a collar or crate goes a long way. Best way to avoid air sickness is pre-planning. If a dog gets car sick...guarantee air sickness will follow.
Everyone in Rescue tries to keep our animals free of parasites utilizing Capstar and topical treatment for fleas and ticks. One item that I recommend everyone buy is Siphotrol. Vet's use it in their offices, because fleas and other parasites will be brought in by all animals at one time or the other. It is a spray that is safe for humans and animals once the mist dries. It provides a barrier for approximately 30 weeks. I use it in my house and car. Here is a link for buying http://www.revivalanimal.com/Siphotrol- ... Spray.html
I welcome that any pilot who has questions contact me. I learned everything the hard way and if I don't know, someone on our rescue network would.
Helen Zeppenfeld Brown
National Rescue Chairman
American Lhasa Apso Club Rescue