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Devise a Safe Getaway Plan to Please Your Pet and Yourself

Wouldn’t it be nice to take Chester home for the holidays to meet the family?

No, not your new boyfriend, the one you love above all others: your dog.

But before you start packing Chester’s carry-on, you need to know how to make it a safe and stress-free experience.

“When it comes to pet travel, the only universal truth is that it’s a hassle to fly,” says Kaitlyn Wells, a pet expert for Wirecutter, The New York Times company that reviews products.

Here are some questions to ask before deciding whether your dog will also be your traveling companion.

Is it safe?

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