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Pet Cold Weather Travel Tips

Pet Cold Weather Travel Tips

Pet cold weather travel tips are especially important this time of year when temperatures plunge below zero, pet owners need to give extra attention to their animals. Prevention is the key to dealing with hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries. In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm by following these simple guidelines.

Pet Cold Weather Travel Tips
Keep Pets Sheltered

Keep your pets inside with you and your family. Under no circumstances should pet cats be left outdoors, even if they roam outside during other seasons. Dogs are happiest when taken out frequently for walks and exercise, but kept inside the rest of the time. Don’t leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops.

If your dog is outdoors much of the day for any reason, they must be protected by a dry, draft-free shelter that is large enough to allow them to move comfortably, but small enough to hold in body heat. The floor should be raised a few inches from the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw. The doorway should be covered with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.

Pets who spend a lot of time outdoors need more food in the winter because keeping warm depletes energy. Routinely check your pet’s water dish to make certain the water is fresh and unfrozen. Use plastic food and water bowls; when the temperature is low, your pet’s tongue can stick and freeze to metal.

Make sure your pets have the following to help prevent cold-weather problems:

  • Shelter
  • Plenty of dry bedding to insulate vulnerable udders, genitals and legs from the frozen ground and frigid winds
  • Windbreaks to keep animals safe from frigid conditions
  • Plenty of food and water
Bundle up, wipe down

No matter what the temperature is, windchill can threaten a pet’s life. Exposed skin on noses, ears and paw pads are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia during extreme cold snaps. For this reason, short-haired dogs often feel more comfortable wearing a sweater — even during short walks.

Rock salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate the pads of your pet’s feet. Wipe all paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them and irritates their mouth.

Remove common poisons

Antifreeze is a deadly poison, but it has a sweet taste that may attract animals and children. Wipe up any antifreeze spills immediately and keep it, like all household chemicals, out of reach. Coolants and antifreeze made with propylene glycol are less toxic to pets, wildlife and family.

Dogs are at particular risk of salt poisoning in winter due to the rock salt used in many areas — often when licking it from their paws after a walk. Store de-icing salt in a safe place and wipe your dog’s paws, even after short walks. If your dog ingests rock salt, call a veterinarian immediately.

Take extra time to observe pets, looking for early signs of disease and injury. Severe cold-weather injuries or death primarily occur in the very young or in animals that are already debilitated. Cases of weather-related sudden deaths can occur and often result when pets are suffering from undetected infection, particularly pneumonia. Animals suffering from frostbite don’t exhibit pain. It may be up to two weeks before the injury becomes evident as the damaged tissue starts to slough away. At that point, the injury should be treated as an open wound and a veterinarian should be consulted.

When preparing for a flight and cold weather travel, the above pet cold weather travel tips should assist on your next pet friendly air charter flight with Pet Jets.

 

 

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How to Travel with Your Dog without Going Completely Insane

Dog Travel Tips

Dogs are considered as man’s best friends because of their loyalty and affection. They are sweet and cuddly, not to mention cute! You’ll be surprised that owning a dog also has benefits on your health, and there are several of them.

If you don’t have a dog yet, you’ll be encouraged on getting one after reading this post. One of the things that you’ll notice about dogs is that they are active and playful. They are perfect buddies for walking or running. Making it a habit to walk or run with your pet around the neighborhood is a good exercise for you. As you know, this is a vital part of staying fit and healthy.

Dogs are amazing stress relievers, as they help decrease the chemicals in your body that make you feel bad, while increasing the chemicals that make you feel good. Lower stress level also contributes to lower blood pressure.

According to a study, participants who had interactions with dogs had lower blood pressure even when they were under a stressful situation. Dogs can also help combat depression. One of the reasons for this is that they are good listeners allowing owners to talk to them without having to worry on what they have to think or say.

To give you a better insight on the healthy benefits of dogs to humans, we created this amazing infographic for dog travel tips.

Check out the eye-catching illustration below and be wowed with the positive impact of dogs to your health:

How to Travel with Your Dog without Going Completely Insane

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New Jets to fly with your Pets!

Honda Business Jets

The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is the first business jet developed by Honda Aircraft Company. The light business jet was designed in Japan and then developed and jets are manufactured in Greensboro, North Carolina in the United States. Honda approved commercial development of the HondaJet in 2004. The HondaJet made its world debut on 28 July 2005, at EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh Airshow). Honda then announced on 25 July 2006 at Oshkosh Airshow that it would commercialize the HondaJet.

The HondaJet’s over-the-wing engine mount configuration was designed to maximize cabin space, and for achieving lower wave drag at a high Mach number. The nose and wing are designed for laminar flow, and the main fuselage has a constant profile, making an eventual stretch easier. The combination of engine placement, wing and fuselage was achieved using computer simulations and wind tunnels. Honda states that the combination of lightweight materials, aerodynamics and efficient engines gives the HondaJet up to 20% better fuel efficiency than similar aircraft.

Honda began developing its own small turbofan engine, the HF118, in 1999. This led to the HF120, developed with GE Aviation under the GE-Honda partnership. The HF120 was test-flown on a Cessna Citation CJ1. The engine features a single fan, a two-stage compressor and a two-stage turbine. The GE Honda HF120 received FAA type certification on 13 December 2013, and production certification in 2015.

The passenger area is 5.43 m (17.80 ft) long and has an enclosed toilet. The semi-round cabin is 12.1 ft long, 1.52 m (5.00 ft) wide, and 1.46 m (4.80 ft) high. The aircraft is equipped with a touchscreen 3-display Garmin G3000 glass cockpit system (i.e. most of the cockpit readouts are presented on flat-panel displays).

In 2014, the plane was awarded ‘Best of What’s New’ title by Popular Science magazine.

Pet Jets continues to research and provide their clients the latest in options for new aircraft and technology. For information on aircraft charter, aircraft leasing or acquisitions, visit us at www.PetJets.com or call us for 24/7 customer service at +1.805.593.0510.

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Gulfstream Private Jet Technology & Safety

Gulfstream Private Jet Aircraft Technology

Go inside the all-new Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck™ with one of Gulfstream’s test pilots. The revolutionary flight deck for the G500 jet and G600 jet is the most advanced, stylish, comfortable and intuitive in business aviation. The cutting-edge technology comes in the form of active sidestick controllers, integrated touchscreen panels, a next-generation enhanced vision system and Honeywell Primus Epic avionics. The Primus Epic design challenge was to incorporate the latest avionics technology in a pilot-friendly manner while being smaller, lighter, and more energy efficient; but still meet higher standards for performance, reliability, and dispatchability. In addition a plan was conceived to reduce system size and weight by 40 percent while improving the ability of maintenance technicians to accurately and quickly analyze and isolate faults.

Many current flight decks are constructed based on the federated concept of avionics design. This is where individual components or “black boxes” contain hardware and applicable software to perform specific functions. Early auto pilot systems required an auto pilot computer and separate servo amplifiers that would generate the signals to move the various flight control devices. In more recent years these devices were located together in one box and flight guidance computers were even added resulting in an automatic flight control system (AFCS) computer.

The modular concept of the Epic system has resulted in what is called a “distributed system”. In this case avionics functions, electronic circuits, and switching devices are replaced by software allowing data to be carried on high-speed buses to enable multiple tasks to be performed simultaneously.

At Pet Jets and Le Bas International, our aviation specialists continue to research and utilize the latest aircraft technology for our clients to maintain the highest levels of safety. Visit us at www.PetJets.com to learn more about our pet aircraft charter and other aviation services to include our Pet Jets Travel Club!

Gulfstream G550 – Legendary Aircraft Quality, Flexible Performance!

Gulfstream G550

The Gulfstream G550 has the efficiency to fly 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers nonstop, but also is capable of operating out of short-field, high-altitude airports. Payload is a plus, too. The G550 can transport up to 18 passengers and still has the range to fly nonstop more than 12 hours. Whether it’s a two-hour hop or a 14-hour nonstop flight, the Gulfstream G550 can handle it. Multiple seating areas create a range of possibilities, whether it’s a dedicated crew rest area, a private stateroom, a conference area or an entertainment space.

Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines that provide the most thrust of any jet in its class, the Gulfstream G550 has a cruise range of 6,750 nautical miles /12,501 kilometers. The G550 flies from Shanghai to Los Angeles or New York to Dubai nonstop at Mach 0.80. London to Tokyo or to Los Angeles is nonstop at Mach 0.85. Fly all those miles without the delay of fueling stops or extra landing fees.

The G550’s quiet interior also improves the cabin experience. Advanced sound suppression techniques keep engine noise where it belongs―outside the aircraft. Start with 14 Gulfstream signature oval windows to infuse the cabin with natural light. Introduce only 100 percent fresh air and combine that with cabin pressurized to a very low altitude. The result is subtle, but effective. Plentiful natural light and fresh air help passengers stay alert and focused. Low-altitude pressurization requires less exertion from the body and ensures passengers arrive at their destinations refreshed and alert.
More than 450 Gulfstream G550 aircraft are in service, and collectively, have flown more than 1 million hours, a performance that gives the Gulfstream G550 a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) dispatch reliability rating of 99.9 percent―the equivalent of missing only one trip in five years of service. That’s dependability clients can count on, day in, day out, flight hour after hour.

For more information on this aircraft, please contact our aviation professionals at www.PetJets.com