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United Airlines Will Ban Dozens Of Dog, Cat Breeds In New Pet Guidelines

As of June 18, a handful of cat breeds and more than 40 types of short-nosed and strong-jawed dogs will no longer be allowed in the cargo area. In-cabin rules are still under consideration.

Updated at 7:02 p.m. ET

Following the death of a dog aboard a United Airlines flight that provoked an onslaught of criticism on social media, one of the nation's largest carriers will ban certain breeds of cats and dogs from traveling.

On Tuesday the airline announced changes to its travel guidelines that would prevent future transport of more than in the cargo hold "out of concern for adverse health risks," the airline said in a .

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