Measuring your Pet
For the safety and comfort of your pet(s), it is essential that it travels in a crate of the appropriate size. The airlines are particular about this criteria and will reject the shipment if any part of the pet touches the crate when standing or stretched out. It is recommended that you “crate train” your pet before its journey so as to reduce the level of anxiety whilst travelling. The size of the crate should allow your pet to stand, sit, turn around easily and lie down in a natural manner at all times. The internal travel crate measurement must be 3 inches more than the overall size of the pet. The crate must be leak proof and ventilated on all four sides
How to Measure
- Measuring Tape
- Pen & Paper
- An Assistant
Ask the assistant to mark:
A = Length of the pet from tip of its nose to the root of its tail.
B = Height of the pet in natural standing position from the floor to the top of its head or the tip of its ear (for breeds that have erect ears).
C = Height from the floor to top of the leg or elbow joint
D = Width across the right & left Ear / shoulders (which ever is broad)
NB: For cats you will find it easier to measure the height whilst the cat is sitting with its head erect.