Skipper 747, I'm grateful to you for telling us the real story and horrified to think what our dog and two cats must have been through. We flew our cats from London to Sydney in 2004. We were advised by our vet not to tranquilise them, in case they were sick during the flight, as they would not be supervised. We saw them first a couple of days after they arrived in Australia and were in a poor state: stressed, thin, molting profusely. It could have been the flight, the transition from snowy London to the height of Australia summer heat, the quarantine, who can say? They were quarantined for a month and it took a couple of weeks after they came home for them to bounce back to normal. A few years later, by which time we had a 3 year old chocolate lab, my husband was transferred to Costa Rica. All three pets flew a week after we arrived, and due to incompetence on the part of the animal transport company they were stuck in LA for four days. Thankfully the LA agent was a pet lover, and kind enough to take all three into his own home for the duration of the delay, where they were looked after and cuddled. On arrival in Costa Rica they came straight through customs and home to us, in great condition. Last year, we moved again to Argentina. I was very worried about my elderly cat (17), but all three pets arrived in Buenos Aires in great shape, as they are today. I hope we don't have to move again, but if we do I will certainly be taking Skipper's advice to fly them cargo. Buenos Aires is super dog-friendly and there are wonderful off-lead parks for them to play. We have a great vet, Wimpi on Salguero in Palermo. All of their normal vet-brand foods are available here. Good luck with the move.