Originally Posted by Tachyon
The OP asked a simple question. Most people tried to supply a helpful answer that fit his situation.
He did not ask for opinions on the way he handles or transports his pets. That's his business.
I agree it's his business. However, it might not have occurred to the OP to take preventative action. Hence, multiple people suggested it -- not just me. And suggestions pertaining to preventative action ARE helpful answers.

And as it pertains to answering the OP ... as I pointed out, that was ~9 months ago. Discussing it now in the context of trying to help the OP is moot, as the thread was dormant/dead for ~5 months until responded to as if it were current. Thus, I don't think that particular context is terribly relevant given the dormancy period, as any help the OP needed he likely got before the thread went dormant.