For most of us, pets are as much a part of the
family as the children. Just that they may not be allowed to accompany
you on the flight. However, it is our job to see that your pet gets
all the attention and care that it needs on its journey. However,
all living, warm-blooded animal shipments must meet container requirements
established by the USDA. This part, they must also meet minimum
requirements for container construction, stability, and ventilation.
The IATA Live Animal Regulations book contains
information for shipping both warm-blooded and cold-blooded live
animals. (Details of the regulation can appear as a link since not
many browsers would be interested in such details when browsing
through this site for the first time).