Update: Our veterinarian just had her baby and will not be available to check any puppies in January 2023.
Our puppies usually get their last vet check, on the Wednesday before they leave our home. Per request, we can also provide you with a Veterinarian Health Certificate from the State of Colorado.
We do not take our puppies to a veterinarian clinic! This way they will not be exposed to sick animals at the vet clinic. Our veterinarian visits us here at the house once a week and checks all puppies that will travel within the next 5-6 days.
What does the vet check for?
During the wellness vet check, our veterinarian evaluates the puppy’s attitude, checks eyes & ears, mouth, teeth, gums, nose & throat, listens to the heart, lunges, and respiration looks at the skin and hair coat, and looks for undescended testicles.
Please check with your airline about the requirements for carry-on pets, traveling in cabin with you.
Requirements for in-cabin pets with United Airlines
- On domestic flights, puppies must be at least 2 months old.
- Pets cannot travel with unaccompanied children.
- You’ll need to buy a plane ticket for the puppy and pay an additional $125 one way.
- no documents are required for United Airlines but there are various state and country entry rules for animals, and it’s up to you to know what they are and to comply with them.
- The puppy must be carried in an approved hard-sided or soft-sided kennel. The kennel must fit completely under the seat in front of you and remain there at all times. The maximum dimensions for hard-sided kennels are 17.5 inches long x 12 inches wide x 7.5 inches high. The recommended maximum dimensions for soft-sided kennels are 18 inches long x 11 inches wide x 11 inches high. Soft-sided pet carriers can exceed these dimensions slightly because they are collapsible and able to fit underneath a seat without blocking the aisle.