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Choosing a Pet Carrier


Pet carriers come in all sizes and shapes and vary in performance. To ensure your pet has a positive traveling experience, take them with you when shopping for a pet carrier. They are the best judges of what is a perfect fit. This list is designed to help you identify what is important to look for when purchasing a carrier:

Set a price range.
Decide how much you can spare from your budget. Pet carriers usually range from $15-80, depending on your pets size and needs.

Hard or soft.
If traveling by air, a hard crate is most likely necessary. However, if you travel by car with a smaller dog or cat consider a soft carrier.

Safety first.
It is crucial to consider whether a carrier will safely transport your pet from place to place. Ask a pet expert for advice about what type of carrier is appropriate for your travel method.

Comfort.
Does your pet have room to turn around or stand up in its carrier? Is the bottom comfortably padded? Does it provide insulation to keep it at a constant temperature? These are all questions to ask when considering how comfortable a carrier really is.
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