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Pricey pet fares and the dreaded cargo hold, limits on Service Dogs

Flying with your dog has become markedly more difficult in the past 18 months. A combination of CDC rulings, abuse of Service Dog certificates and falsified health certificates for dogs from other countries is to blame.

Fees as high as $500, limits on size and breed, health certification requirements are confusing at best. The Department of Transportation clamped down on service animals when people brought emotional support chickens, pigs, kangaroos and a peacock aboard.

Be sure to check your airline’s regulations before you plan a flight with your dog.

Source: NY Times