Traveling with your dog or cat means taking precautions to transport them safely. We will offer to help you make the best choice between a cat or small dog carrier or a dog crate.
What are their characteristics and advantages? You will have to take into account certain criteria corresponding to your needs and the morphology of your companion. Let’s take a look at the ideal carrier or crate for your outdoor getaway.
Dog crate or carrier: strengths and differences
If you are a dog owner, a dog crate is the perfect way to move your dog by car, plane, train, bus or boat. The crate is rigid, practical thanks to its wheels, its solid plastic or aluminum can be easily cleaned, giving a better stability, especially in the trunk of your car, in the hold or the cabin of a plane. Please note that air travel requires that your carrier meet the IATA (International Air Transport Association) standard.
The longer the trip, the more you will have to guarantee your pet a stable and reassuring place during your drive for a maximum of comfort for the driver and his occupants. Note that some cages are foldable for easy storage wherever you are. Their opening and closing systems are secure. Finally, you will protect your back admirably, because you limit the carrying of heavy loads due to the presence of wheels and a handle.
The carrier bag is particularly suitable for cats, puppies and small dogs. The flexibility of this essential item allows you to be more mobile outdoors. Lightweight and easier to handle than a crate, the carrier has a wide handle or comfortable straps to carry your pet ergonomically. Of course, the size of your dog or cat will be a determining factor in the choice of the model available on our online pet store.
Choosing the right dog carrier
The size of your dog carrier will depend on the size of your pet. If you have a puppy or a small dog, a cloth bag may be sufficient. On the other hand, if you have a large or medium-sized dog, your choice will be for an XXL crate reserved for dogs weighing up to 50 kg (Labradors, German Shepherds, Boxers, Dobermans…). Thus, the aluminum versions will be perfectly adapted to your needs. Moreover, if you have to take the plane, you will have to equip yourself with an IATA approved case, at the risk of not being able to take your flight.
Neutral or flashy colors and rounded or square shapes will probably appeal to you, there is something for everyone in our specialized store.
Your pet should be able to logically stand and turn around without difficulty. Your dog is growing? The best thing is to anticipate its final adult size to make your purchase last. It is also recommended that you add a water and kibble bowl to your crate for a long trip, or even a comfortable bed. The separation grid allows for continuous contact.
So your pet will not feel trapped in its proper cage and will enjoy a well-deserved rest in your company. Sure, he’ll have a lot of fun stretching his legs once he’s out, but he’ll get back into his cage without reluctance, knowing that a nice trip is waiting for him. Besides, it may be a simple medical visit to the vet, in which case a bag may be sufficient for a small dog.
A travel bag to easily travel with your pet
What are your priorities for use? Are you planning short or occasional trips? If the carrier seems cumbersome, especially in urban transport, a wide range of carrier bags for cats or small dogs is available.
You should take into consideration the size of your pet so that it does not feel too cramped in the bag and avoid muscle soreness. While ensuring his safety and comfort, free up your hands for convenient and favorable mobility.
The wheels make this travel bag a real transport accessory ideally suited to your travels. You will appreciate the removable shoulder strap attached to the bag to carry it on your shoulder with remarkable ease. Multiple openings, some of which are transparent, will be necessary to keep an eye on your companion and take him out with ease.
In addition, backpacks are excellent models for your nomadic walks in the mountains for example. For a quick run, there are cat bags with a trendy and modern look. These are best for quick trips that don’t last forever, ultra-practical for side trips, or weekends on vacation.
The material is really flexible, the various colors and patterns will make you happy. The material is really soft, the various colors and patterns will make you happy. Pay attention to the openings facilitated by a zip and to the essential ventilation: your cat or your small dog should not miss air and will be comfortably installed inside the bag. Even when put to the test, the fabric of the bag resists the claws of paws. Made with a rigid bottom, this carrier bag performs well on your travels.
And if you’re the kind of person who never goes out without your faithful dog or beloved cat, the carrier bag will have a place in your daily life. Remember to place your bag in the back of your vehicle and to fasten the seatbelt to avoid road turbulence or to limit motion sickness.
Very practical to transport, the bag and the cage are the flagship products for a vacation, an appointment with the veterinarian or a short getaway. Now you know how to choose the best product for your pet when you go on a trip with him. Take off now! We wishes you both a great trip!