September 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

The September, 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report contains pet incidents for the month of July, 2015.

Alaska Airlines reports the injury of a Golden Retriever who injured his paws trying to escape from the kennel. An offer from Alaskan for veteran care was declined by the owner who stated that the dog has a history of chewing his paws when nervous.

United Airlines reports the death of a four year-old American Bulldog named Julius. Julius was found deceased upon arrival in Paris France on a flight from Newark, NJ. The necropsy reported the cause of death was attributed to acute pulmonary edema known to be common for this brachycephalic breed under a stressed situation.

United Airlines reports the death of a three month-old Portuguese Water Dog after a flight from Madrid, Spain to Newark, NJ. Issa appeared ill upon arrival at Newark and was taken to nearby veterinarian for assessment where her condition deteriorated. The necropsy revealed she died of a bacterial infection.

United reports the death of a 1 year-old Chow/Lab Mix named Bogart. Upon arrival at Houston, TX from Fort Lauderdale, FL it was discovered that Bogart had self-inflicted injuries which were caused by apparent chewing on the plastic container. He was immediately transported to the nearest veterinary clinic where his condition worsened due to an obstruction noted as plastic within his throat. He soon succumbed to his condition.

United Airlines reports the death of a 1 year-old American Bulldog named Dexter on a flight from Boston, MA to Houston, TX. Dexter was discovered deceased upon arrival at Houston. Cause of death is attributed to heat stroke. The report mentioned that "suggestions offered to breeder to improve ventilation in construction of the shipping container" but did not make any mention of temperature restrictions for this bread.

Pet Travel Incidents by Airline during July, 2015.
Airline Losses Injuries Deaths
Alaska Airlines 0 1 0
United Airlines 0 0 4
Total 0 1 4

See all incidents included in the September, 2015 report.

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Source: September 2015 Air Travel Consumer Report.