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

Labeling and Routing Kennels - Observing Kennel Labels

Kennels include arrows and "Live Animal" labels to assist the kennel handlers. All kennels require special handling. Any person handling a kennel should observe the "This Side Up" arrows to make sure that they orient the kennel properly.



The kennel should be large for the dog ____.

A) the final destination of the kennel

No, the arrows on kennels indicate which side of the kennel should remain up.

B) the direction for the kennel's ventilation

No, the arrows on kennels indicate which side of the kennel should remain up.

C) how the kennel should be oriented

Good, the arrows on the side of kennels indicate which side of the kennel should remain up.

 
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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