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Travel Documentation - Document Pouch

Check to see that all documents are enclosed in a plastic pouch and securely attached to the kennel. Shipping documents should include but are not limited to: food and water instructions, health and acclimation certificate, owner information and routing information.

The pouch that carries the shipping documents should be ____.

A) attached to the kennel

Yes, the shipping document pouch should be attached securely to the kennel.

B) given to the owner to carry on the plane

No, this is not required for the shipping document pouch.

C) a bright color that is easily recognizable

No, this is not required for the shipping document pouch.

The lessons below are designed for pet owners who are planning to travel with their dogs and airport personnel who have the responsibility of accepting dogs for air travel. After reviewing this lesson, you will understand the factors that can improve the safety of dogs during air travel. To learn how to plan for the safety of your dog during air travel: 1) read the instructions online, 2) watch the movie, or 3) view the practice activities below.

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