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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Transporting and Handling of Dogs - Shelter from Extreme Temperatures
Dogs must not be exposed to air temperatures above 85 °F (29.5 °C) or below 45 °F (7.2 °C) for a period of more than 4 hours. Dogs must not be accepted for transport unless the animal holding areas meet these temperature requirements.
Dogs must not be in temperatures above 85°F or below 45 °F for more than __ hour(s).
No, 4 hours is the maximum time that dogs may be exposed to temperatures above 85 °F (29.5 °C) or below 45 °F (7.2 °C).
This lesson is designed for airport personnel who have the responsibility for the care of dogs and handling of kennels during air travel. After reviewing this lesson you will understand many factors that can improve the safety of dogs during air travel and increase the likelihood that the dogs will arrive healthy at their final destination. These factors involve the appropriate care and handling of dogs and kennels under both normal and extreme conditions.