Yes, you can. Below you can see the design of an animal container for the carriage of domestic cats and dogs which was made according to the IATA Live Animals Regulations, recommended for the carriage of pets on Somon Air flights.
Materials. Glass fibre, metal, strong (rigid) plastic, welded metal netting, strong wood or board. Construction. Containers fully made of welded or wire netting are not suitable for air carriage.Containers of strong plastic can be used for the carriage of most breeds of dogs, but some such containers are not suitable for the carriage of big or very aggressive dogs. Such animals can be carried in a specially made container of strong wood, metal, veneer or similar material with two locks on the door. If the container has wheels, they should be removed or have brakes applied.
Size. The size of the container should allow each animal inside to stand up, freely turn around, sit and lie down in a comfortable position.
Framework. Wooden containers should have a framework made of wooden bars with dimensions not less than 2.5×7.5cm, connected to one another by bolts or screws, which fasten to the sides of the container.
Sides. On plastic containers, all parts should be properly installed. Wooden containers should use board, or equivalent material at least 12mm thick (1.2 inches) for the outer sides. The sides should be strong but provide enough ventilation. The inner surfaces of the container should be smooth, without any protuberances which the pet might bite or scratch, damaging the container.
One side of the container should be set aside for ventilation. It should be covered with a grating of welded or wire netting which is reliably fastened to the container so that the pet can’t take or tear it off.
Handles. The container must be equipped with handles located in the middle of each long side of the container.
Bottom. The bottom should be firm and waterproof. Top/roof. The top part of the container should be firm. There may be ventilation holes over the whole surface if they do no harm the integrity of the container and don’t affect the roof strength.
Door. One of the container sides should be used as a door. It can be either removable or hinged. There should be two or three extra locks or other reliable fasteners on big doors. The door should be made of plastic, welded or cast metal, with dimensions and a thickness that prevent the pet from bending or damaging it. The gauge of netting should be such that neither the nose nor a paw of the pet can go through it – avoiding possible damage to both the pet and container.
Plastic doors are allowed if the locks and fasteners are made of thick enough metal. On strong plastic containers the door pins should extend through the full length of the door and project not less than 1.6cm from the top and bottom of the container door.
Ventilation. This may be provided through the open side of the door (for example), and through ventilation holes not less than 2.5cm in size, and located 10cm apart (from one axis to the next) in the top part of the sides not containing the door.
If you are carrying a big dog, you should cover the open side with fine metal grating or with double welded netting with 1cm spacing.
The total area of ventilation should amount to not less than 16% of the total surface area of all four sides. To increase the ventilation, you can make extra holes in the roof or in the sides of the container, or create wider holes covered with netting.
Food and water. Place the water vessel so that it is possible to fill it from outside. Food containers, taken in case of flight delay, should be sealed. They can be inside the container or outside it.