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Inspecting the Kennel - More Than One Dog in Same Kennel

USDA regulations require that dogs be at least 8 weeks old and fully weaned before traveling. Usually only one dog is allowed in each kennel. However two live puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age, that are of comparable size, and weighing 20 pounds (9 Kg) or less, may be transported in the same kennel. More than one dog may be transported in the same kennel if they are traveling to research facilities and adhere to the following restrictions. They are weaned puppies less than 8 weeks of age and of comparable size or; They are unweaned littermates accompanied by the mother.

More than one dog may travel in the same kennel if ____.

A) they are weaned puppies less than 8 weeks old traveling to a research facility

CORRECT! There are strict requirements for more than one dog traveling in the same kennel.

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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