Lufthansa Animal Lounge five year anniversary! Frankfurt, Germany

Lufthansa Cargo looks back on more than 30 years of experience in transporting animals. With a constant stream of innovations and improvements, we have always gone the extra mile to offer you the best possible service. When we opened the Lufthansa Animal Lounge in Frankfurt Germany, we set new standards that remain unique to this day.


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This year, we are proud to celebrate the fifth anniversary of our exclusive Animal Lounge, the most modern animal station in the world. Animals have many reasons to celebrate when they travel with us, receiving 24/7 care in our 4,000 sqm facility.

Lufthansa Animal Lounge Continually Improves

But we are not resting on our laurels, of course. Instead, we continue to work on getting better and better for you and your animals. We have just introduced a new horse container that offers 20 centimeter more space on the side. Rather than aluminum, the containers are made of special plastic materials to better protect your horses from heat and cold. This is yet another contribution to making sure your animals are in good hands with Live/td – today and in the future.

Find out more about the Lufthansa Animal Lounge in Frankfurt Germany.


United Airlines Announces San Francisco SFO to Paris France Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG

Beginning April 26, 2013 United Cargo is proud to offer new daily non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) in Paris France. With this new Boeing 767 widebody service we can serve your shipping needs to more destinations in Europe than any other U.S. carrier. In addition, our SFO hub provides convenient connections to and from destinations across North America.


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The new Paris flight will augment United’s ongoing investment in air service at SFO. This year, the airline will operate more than 300 flights daily from SFO, more than any other airline and more than 8% more departures from SFO compared to 2011. United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,605 flights a day to 375 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. and other cities such as DFW Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. United Cargo is pleased to offer EXP and GEN freight services in addition to PetSafe, UASecure, QuickPak, TrustUA and TempControl on our flights between San Francisco and Paris. We invite cargo customers to take advantage of this new daily scheduled service between San Francisco and Paris, France. As always, United Cargo is committed to transporting your shipments with the highest levels of reliability, safety, security and customer service.

This new service means increased availability of flights for dogs cats and other pets flying into Paris France or transiting in Paris to go on to other European Union Countries




USDA Accredited Veterinarian Dallas Texas

For pet transport by air or ground across state or country borders you will need a health certificate. Health Certificates can only be written by USDA Accredited Veterinarians. Our veterinarians are USDA accredited for both Category I and Category II animals (see below). If you are using a veterinarian from another facility to do your health certificates, make sure they are currently USDA accredited under the new revised program. This is especially important for international pet transport and shipping. The USDA will not endorse an international health certificate written by a veterinarian that is not accredited by the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services department.

USDA Accredited Veterinarian International Health Certificate

On December 9, 2009 the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) published a final ruling that revised the veterinary accreditation program.

The National USDA Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP)

is designed to allow private practice veterinarians to assist federal veterinarians in controlling animal diseases. According to the USDA-APHIS, the revisions will “strengthen animal health safeguarding activities and increase the training and skills of accredited veterinarians in disease prevention and preparedness for animal health emergencies.”

The revised program took effect February 1, 2010.

The changes to the NVAP program for USDA Accredited Veterinarians include the following:

  • Two species-based accreditation categories instead of one
  • Accredited veterinarians will be assigned a six-digit national accreditation number
  • Requirements for supplemental training in 2013 at the earliest
    • Supplemental training will be available online, in print form, and at multiple veterinary meetings and conventions.
    • NVAP training may be accepted by many states as credits toward license renewal CE requirements.
  • Renewal of accreditation every three (3) years
  • Veterinarians accredited before February 1, 2010 must apply to continue their accreditation in the NVAP.

Category I animals:

All animals except: food and fiber species, horses, birds, farm-raised aquatic animals, all other livestock species, and zoo animals that can transmit exotic animal diseases to livestock.

Category II animals:

Category II animal species examples: food and fiber animal species (cow, pig, sheep, goat, all ruminant), horse (mule, ass, pony, zebra), all bird species and poultry, farm-raised aquatic animal species, livestock species (bison, captive cervid, llama, alpaca, antelope, other hoofed animal), zoo animals that can transmit exotic animal diseases to livestock.

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Pet Transport at Dallas Fort Worth DFW International Airport

From the DFW International Airport Website:

“Here at DFW we know just how much your pet means to you. That’s why we have created animal relief areas at each of the five terminals.

Terminal D
Designated area located on the lower level, outside security at gates D15 and D29

Terminals A, B, C and E
Designated grassy areas located on the lower level outside security

Pets are required to be on a leash at all times when visiting DFW Airport. Additionally, if you will be traveling from DFW with your dog or cat, please keep their pet carrier on hand.

Should your pet need to step outside between flights, feel free to visit one of the designated animal relief areas listed above; however, please note that your boarding pass and ID will be required for re-entry into the Airport. TSA checkpoints close at 10:00 p.m., so we urge you and your pet or service animal to stay on the secure side after that time.”


Passenger terminals are fairly easy to navigate despite being spread out.  Passenger drop off areas and check in counters are very spacious so moving a pet in and out can be done with relative ease.

If you are dropping off or picking up pets at DFW International Airport cargo facilities be sure to plan extra time.  Extensive construction around the airport can make navigation difficult and confusing.

How We Can Help

For departures we can provide check in service for you eliminating the need for you to rush as you prepare for your departure. To provide even more convenience we can pick up your pet at your home. For arrivals we can provide customs clearance, pickup, and home delivery or pick up at our office allowing you to get your baggage in order and your pet to have a bathroom break and exercise before onward journey or final trip home.

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