Animal transportation is one of the leading transportation industries in Australia and many other countries in the world. With people requiring their pets transported and companies requiring their live feed shipped to their destination, animal transport is slowly turning out to be a vital point in the overall transportation industry we see today.

Without proper research and without having the required documentation, transporting your pet can be a nightmare. In this article we are going to feature the best ways and methods to get your pet transported safely.

Whether if your company is shipping animals to their rightful owners or if you’re just moving out and need your pet transported to its new home in one piece, it can be very frustrating finding the right services out there. The most common method of getting your pet transported is by hiring an air freight company to transport it for you. Since animals during transit require a lot of care and attention, finding just the right team is pretty much the hardest part of the whole process. Ask around you for reviews and quotes from the companies’ past clients in order to be completely certain that you did the right choice.

You should talk to the shipping company about the needed documentation. Documents such as proof of past vaccinations and proof of ownership are required by all companies. If you own very rare animal breeds or if you’re shipping animals which are considered to be on the verge of extinction, additional documentation is required. Without these documents, it is illegal to get your animal transported.

Also, you should be careful about choosing a proper quality shipping container for your pet. The shipping crate is supposed to be solid and rigid, resistant to any shakes and damages which might occur during the transit. You can get custom shipping crates for your pets from companies specialized in building custom transport crates. You can find such companies in cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, et cetera. You can also search over the internet for people selling custom animal transport containers. Another very important problem is non-communication. Communication with the shipping company is essential if you want your pet arriving safely at its location since many pets can get shipped over to another location and stay unfed for long periods of time.

Also you should inform your shipping company about any illnesses your pet suffers of, or if you’re pet requires any other type of special treatment or food. You should also talk about whether your pet will be sedated during the period of the transit. If your pet has any allergic reactions or if you’re worried about it getting sick because of the sedatives you can choose not to sedate your pet. You might also want to ask if your pet is going to get fed during the transit using food provided by the company or if you have to get your food prepared before departure. Also information such as whether the company provides transportation to your home or if you have to come to the airport to pick up your pet is essential to know.

As a conclusion, transporting your pet or getting your live feed shipped properly can be frustrating if you chose the wrong shipping company or if you don’t have the required documentation, so you need to be prepared and research everything carefully.

Author's Bio: 

Shaun Frater has been in the removal business for over 20 years. His website FreightOz.com.au helps Australians and New Zealanders save time and money by allowing them to list any type of freight and receive quotes from transport operators. Get Quotes for Sending Goods Anywhere in Australia