Choosing the right pet carrier for your dog or cat can be a bit difficult. In this article, we have tried to simplify the selection of a carrier according to key aspects.
There are a wide variety of pet carriers available in different sizes and colors. Selecting a pet carrier depends on certain common characteristics while ensuring that they are within your budget. Some of the features to look for include:
The first thing to determine is how do you plan to use it? Will it be used for road trips or do you intend to use it for trips abroad? If you’ve planned the latter, you’ll need a carrier with a hard side for air travel. Generally, they are constructed of high quality plastic and are easy to disassemble.
The flip side is that they are heavier. If you plan to use it for indoor travel, you can opt for smaller wallets, available in a variety of colors and styles. They are flexible, lighter and most are foldable. It should preferably be supplied with a removable bottom to facilitate cleaning.
To make sure you choose the right size of dog carrier, you need to measure the length of the puppy or cat, sitting on its hind legs with the forelegs fully extended. To make sure the animal is comfortable and a few extra inches. If your example your puppy is approximately 9 inches, select a carrier that is approximately 11-12 inches for comfort. When choosing a dog carrier for your pet, it should be safe and comfortable while being convenient to transport.
Weight and size:
You have to be careful to get the weight and size. Weight is important because small purse-style racks are suitable for small animals from 1 to 5 lbs. They are suitable for puppies and small dogs and are also convenient to carry for the pet owner.
Transporting them is also a relatively easy task. However, if your pet weighs about 10 pounds, you must remember that you will not only have to bear the weight of the animal, but also that of the carrier in which it is placed. It can add up to an additional 4-5 lbs.
Finally whatever the type of carrier, small or large, there are other considerations. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the carrier is supposed to be a means of transportation for safety and not so that the animal can play. This means that animals must be comfortable at all times but also securely tied up. .
This also implies that the animal must not be left within the confines of the transporter for extremely long intervals. All animals need to stretch and run and have them in a tight space for a long time, if they are strongly discouraged. We must always consider their well-being and comfort. Remember that we ourselves would not be happy to be confined to a limited space for a long time!
by Sharon Jones