Best Dog Carriers to Buy in 2019
On this occasion we will talk about which is the best dog carrier for transporting them, and which one's adapt to your needs and your pets needs.
If you like traveling with your pet, you will know that an important factor to consider is comfort, for our pet and ourselves. We are going to recommend what to consider when purchasing a dog crate, so that you choose the right one.
This is the definitive guide to buy the best dog carrier. Here we will talk about the advantages, how to choose the right one and where to buy it. We will also give some interesting advice and which dog carriers are certified by the transporting companies.
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Types of dog carriers
The dog carriers are essential for those of you who have pets at home and want to take them traveling (short distances or long distances), or taking them somewhere or to the vet, in the cases where you can't take them with a lead.
There are 3 types of dog carriers, depending on the material they are made out of:
This allows your dog to have total ventilation. It has an interior tray, that is removable for cleaning purposes, and gives you fill visibility of your dog. They are normally made of metal, this is why they are heavy when transporting and not allowed in airplanes. Some dogs can open these cages and escape, so they are not totally secure.
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They are lighter in weight and easier to handle. It also offers more comfort to our dog, it has lateral ventilation and also on the roof , it is easy to clean. The disadvantage is that it offers little visibility for your dog, and can give the dog a trapped sensation which could stress him/her out. The certified modles are allowed airplanes.
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They are made of very light materials, with cloth and other materials like nylon. You will be able to carry your dog without any problem, the main advantage is exactly this, an easy way to transport you dog, because the bag is lightweight. When they are not in use, they can be dismounted a and stored without ocupiying too much space. Due to their characteristics, it is very apt for short distances, like in the car or on the street. Although, it is more complicated to clean, and they can be destroyed by the dog, they also last shorter that the plastic or metal models.
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Characteristics to consider
There are important characteristics to acknowledge when choosing a dog carrier:
You will need to measure your dog (from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail andfrom the floor to the top of the head for the height) and add an extra 10cm. This allows your dog to turn around whilst being inside, and can lay down if needed. This way the dog will travel comfortably.
The ventilation is another important element. This will allow of air and help your dog breath freely and keep cool.
Easy to move
The dog carrier you choose should be easy for you to move. This is why you should be careful while choosing. The cages are usually heavy. The plastic modles are a little lighter and the bag type are even lighter. There are some modles that have wheels.
Adaptability to the way of transport
You should pay special attention when choosing a dog carrier and put some thought as to what type of transportation do you use most. Most of the airline companies go by the IATA legislation. Therefore for air transport the dog carriers need to be correctly certified and one needs to make sure the certification is up to date before purchasing.
Likewise, when traveling by train your dogmust go in a dog carrier when the distances are long, but on short distances some companies are more lenient. When traveling by car all that is needed it that the dog carriers is secured in place with the correct fastening.
The pets safety
The safety of your pet is another factor to be well considers before buying a dog carrier, we do not want the dog is hurt or stressed during the travels, therefore you should make sure that there material it is made out of is totally safe offering the best security. The different brand names on the market over founded edges, soft interiors, rigid plastic, amongst other characteristics.
The hygiene of the interior of the dog carrier is a factor to consider. May we remind you that ideally it should be easy to clean, and consider the material of the interior, colours and washablity so you can choose wisely.
Songmics and Amazon basics offer a grand variety of bags, cages and plastic dog carriers. Outad, Petlife, Genorth, Yatek, BPS, Treat Me Mascotas, Expedition, Pawhut and Guliver are some of the brands available on Amazon and eBay, new or second-hand.
The prices range from £ 8 to £ 180, depending on the brand name, models, materials and if they are new or second-hand. For example, dog carriers with wheels cost over £ 70, and are very comfortable for the owners.
We hope the this guide is useful for you when choosing the correct dog carrier for your dog, so that you and your pet travel happily, comfortable and relaxed.