A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, protection, or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock, or laboratory animal. If you have a larger animal which exceeds the eight (8) kilos weight limit, then it should only be transported in the baggage hold compartment of the aircraft. Except for particular breeds , AEGEAN welcomes for transportation in the holds of Airbus 319, 320 and 321 aircraft only, all domesticated animals: Dogs, cats, ferrets, spiders and other invertebrates (except bees and crustaceans), tropical fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, rodents and rabbits.
Travellers’ point of entry – the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must pass through a travellers’ point of entry designated by Member States (see below). The owner must, at the time of entry, contact the competent authority present at the point of entry for the purposes of the documentary and identity checks. Pets love us unconditionally. They’re also great for our health â€” mentally and physically. Caring for pets can boost self-esteem , prevent loneliness, and even lower heart rate and blood pressure in some people.
To ensure compliance with local and State animal-related laws; to return strays to their owners and promote the adoption of homeless animals to new families; and to work toward ending the community problem of pet overpopulation. Microchipping and registering pets greatly improves their chances of being returned to you if they become lost. Find out about animal registration.
When examining the relationship between pet ownership and health, it is helpful to first consider the mechanisms through which we believe the effect might work. For example, do pets promote health through companionship and emotional support; do they encourage healthy behavior; or is there something else about them that could improve mental or physical health? Understanding these mechanisms is vital for understanding how pets might impact health so that we can translate findings into broader public health policy.
You can find all sorts of animals at local pet stores, from specialized breeders or through online retailers. It’s a far cry from making the deliberate decision to keep a cat, then do the research into cat care, then heading over to the shelter to select a cat to bring home. Don’t put pets into scary situations. For example, if you know your cat gets nervous around too many people, then put the kitty in another room during parties.