Since P and I want to get our pilot's licenses and work on getting a small airplane once our house is paid off, I've been looking on the internet about information on people who fly with their dogs. There's some amazing stuff out there, like this for example!
However, I've also come across some really, really ridiculous information, such as someone stating their vet claims that you shouldn't take a dog about 5,000 feet in a small aircraft and "a dog might survive 12,500 feet for a short time, but would probably become unconscious and might be permanently injured".
Uh, there are many places in the world where people and their dogs live
at an altitude of over 5,000 feet (Durango, CO being one of them
) and Quigley would like to make it known that even 13,000 feet isn't an issue.
http://www.mordanna.com/photos/viewer.p ... imgid=5412
The internet - a great thing, but oh boy, sometimes the idiocy is astounding.