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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Emergency Situations - Dog Becomes Ill or Unconscious

Dogs who arrive at the airport and are ill, injured, non-responsive or unconscious must not travel except to receive veterinary care. A licensed veterinarian should treat pets that become ill, injured or non-responsive during travel. The carrier must determine whether any of the dogs are in physical distress, and arrange for any needed veterinary care as soon as possible.



When a dog becomes ill, injured, or non-responsive during air travel ____.

A) the dog should be re-routed to their departure airport

No, dogs that become ill during air travel should be treated by a licensed veterinarian.

B) the attendant should administer a mild tranquilizer

No, dogs that become ill during air travel should be treated by a licensed veterinarian.

C) the dog should be treated by a licensed veterinarian

Good, dogs that become ill, injured, or non-responsive during air travel should be treated by a licensed veterinarian.

 
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.


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