No Fly List for Certain Canine Breeds

This pug may be adorable, but unfortunately, its family has joined some other flat-nosed canine breeds that are now banned by Cathay Pacific and other airlines.

Cathay Pacific has banned the so-called brachycephalic breeds due to concerns that certain types of short-nosed animals have an increased risk of breathing problems and overheating due to the stress of flying.

Click HERE for Cathay Pacific’s complete list of canine and feline breeds that are banned from flying.

The US Department of Transport released figures, based on reporting by US-based airlines, that showed the short-faced dog breeds contribute to about half of in-flight canine fatalities. Because the short face restricts breathing, it is more difficult for such breeds to cool itself down by panting.

For a complete report on this story, read it HERE at CNN.