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When we say "pet" imports and exports, we mean ANY pet (got a bird, rabbit, chinchilla, ferret, hamster, guinea pig, lizard, snake or fish?).

When we say "other creatures too", we mean just about ANY type of air-freighted and road-transported animal, including military dogs and exotics small and large, including all mammals, fish, reptiles... any type. Regardless of the type of animal you need to relocate, and regardless the quantity and scale of the movement, let us know and we'll work with you.

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Can DKC manage both the import and export sides of my pet or other animal?

<h3>Can DKC manage both the import and export sides of my pet or other animal?</h3> <div class="faq_ans_img"><img src=""></div> <div class="faq_ans_text"><p>Definitely yes! For sure! Yup!</p> <p>Well... maybe. Read on.</p> <p>There are two parts to any relocations process: 1) the export; 2) the import; and they need to be seen as distinct processes because, in fact, they are (although both sides coordinate with each other). We can definitely assist you with the import side if you're coming <em>into</em> the UAE, and we can definitely assist you with the export side if you're <em>leaving</em> the UAE. And that's because we, obviously, are <em>in</em> the UAE.</p> <p>Right, now that's clear.</p> <p>However, there always needs to be someone (you, a friend or another relocations agent) handling things on the "other" side of a relocation, which means that if you're importing into the UAE, someone will have to handle things in your country of origin. If you're exporting from the UAE, someone in your country of destination will have to handle things upon the arrival of your pet. There must always be a physical presence on both sides for the handing of it all.</p> <p>And so, you can of course engage us to handle the UAE-based stuff (please do!), but in the other country, you will have to have yourself, a friend or another agent handle that side of things. If you're going to use another agent, that's when we can step in to help with <em>both</em> sides of the shipment - although the other agent will be doing the physical work required at the other end, you may wish to deal with only one company for the management and payment of the whole process. In which case, we can manage that for you. There will of course be an additional management fee, but you might be happier having to deal with only one company, including all payments.</p> <p>And by the way, if you do want to find another agent on your own, in your non-UAE location, check out <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, where you'll be able to search for pet/animal shippers all over the world.</p></div>
Can DKC manage both the import and export sides of my pet or other animal?
Definitely yes! For sure! Yup! Well... maybe. Read on. There are two...

Sedation: Should I or shouldn't I?

<h3>Sedation: Should I or shouldn't I?</h3> <div class="faq_ans_img"><img src=""></div> <div class="faq_ans_text"><p>In almost all cases, absolutely <strong><span class="underline">not</span></strong>.<br /><br />We very strongly recommend against tranquilizing or sedating animals for flight, as does just about every professional shipper worldwide ~ in fact, many airlines will not even accept an animal if it has been so treated.<br /><br />The main problem is that tranquilizers and sedatives affect the respiratory and circulatory systems by slowing them down quite a bit. While this is almost never a problem in normal circumstances, at altitude and in aircraft air-pressure, it can lead to physiological distress.<br /><br />We are not saying that it is never done, and of course we are not saying it always leads to problems, but because there is a widely recognised increase in health risk, even if minimal, the usual approach is to avoid it unless absolutely necessary.<br /><br />When is it absolutely necessary? Well, basically you need to ask: Will the stress my pet feel be so extremely serious that he will probably experience health problems while in transit, such that the risk of medication is actually less than the risk of anxiety?<br /><br />Some people are so worried about their pets and other animals that this question becomes difficult for them to answer, but our experience is that in 99.9% of the cases, it is the human being who is suffering the most anxiety, albeit from understandable worry. You'd be amazed to see just how casual so many travelling animals are once they've arrived at the other end of the journey.<br /><br />Give it all some thought, speak to your vet, and please be cautious.</p></div>
Sedation: Should I or shouldn't I?
In almost all cases, absolutely...

What do you mean by "Airport Oversight"?

<h3>What do you mean by "Airport Oversight"?</h3> <p>First of all, we do <em>not</em>&nbsp;mean that we are in some way in charge of the airport! Goodness! No, that's not at all what we mean. Sounds great, but no.&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/graphics/ic_smiley3.png" /></p> <p>This is what we mean: In addition to providing "Transit Care" for animals in transit through Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), we are also responsible for the overall well-being and safety of <em>any</em>&nbsp;animal (except horses!) at DXB and DWC, even if those animals are not transiting but instead are importing or exporting. In other words, although we have our own import and export shipments of animals, there are obviously many other imports and exports of animals into/out of DXB and DWC which are <em>not</em>&nbsp;DKC shipments ~ instead they are shipments being handled by pet owners themselves, other shipping agents, etc. Once these animals come into the airport, either after arrival or while awaiting departure, most of them are cleared or depart without requiring any care or attention of any kind because everything is in order with them and no special circumstances arise. However, when there is a need for any additional attention, we are the ones who handle all that. Furthermore, and in this spirit, we are responsible for general "oversight", in the sense that whether or not we are called in by Emirates or dnata to provide additional necessary attention, we will simply keep an eye on all animals in the AVI (i.e. animal) areas of the airport to ensure things are alright; if any action is required, we take it.</p> <p>In truth, the vast majority of shipments require no additional attention by us because these animals are being properly handled by the shippers, pet owners and airlines. For what it's worth, nevertheless, we are around anyway.&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/graphics/ic_smiley3.png" /></p>

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