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Travel Pet Carrier - Finding a Quality One Online

Aug 17, 2007
A quality travel pet carrier helps provide a safe and secure place for your pet when traveling in cars, bicycles, motorcycles or airplanes. And a carrier should come with certain features for the comfort and safety of your cat or dog and you.

If you are searching for pet travel carriers, here are characteristics to look for:

1 - Securely Holds Your Pet - in a car, a sudden stop can mean your unsecured pet goes sliding or crashing onto the floor. The carrier should have a seat belt slot for securing with the seat belt or headrest. And seat belts for your dog will provide the security you'll want when the unexpected happens.

2 - Protects the Car Interior - when you use your automobile to transport your pet, you'll appreciate having a washable protective cover or pad that comes with the travel pet carrier.

3 - Provides a Comfortable Ride - the carrier seat back and bottom should be padded for the comfort of your pet. Both of you will enjoy being on the go knowing the padding ensures not only a secure ride, but one that is comfortable for them as well.

4 - Is Convertible - this means a quality travel pet carrier can be easily used in a car, on a plane, carried by you or used at your destination. Airlines have certain restrictions for carry-on baggage and carriers for stowing under a plane seat. Upon arrival at your destination airport, the carrier is easily carried by hand or perhaps convertible into a comfortable backpack with padded shoulder straps for ease of carrying.

If your pet needs to be secured in an automobile, it can be done in just a moment. Upon arrival at your place to stay, the carrier can be converted into a fold-out bed for their enjoyment.

5 - Has Storage Compartments - made well, a quality pet carrier provides you peace of mind and at the same time helps you keep their accessories organized and handy when needed.

As for traveling, is your pet an experienced traveler? If not, think about beginning to help your pet become accustomed to traveling so that a trip will not be something new for them. Make sure you make your car a fun place for your pet. Get inside the car with them and play, give them a treat and help them enjoy being in the car with you.

After doing this a few times, then take a brief drive with them. Do it again and increase the time and distance that you drive. The idea is to have them become comfortable in the car for extended periods of time before making a longer trip.

And remember to be very careful while taking vacations in warm or hot weather. Leaving your dog or cat inside the car can be deadly, even when the outside temperature appears to not be that hot. Car interiors can reach 100 degrees or higher, especially when parked in the sun. At these temperatures, it does not take long to cause serious harm to your pet.

Traveling can be a lot of fun and a safe experience for you and for them, and using a quality carrier can help make that happen. Keep the above characteristics in mind as you search online for that perfect travel pet carrier that will last for many fun years to come.

Copyright 2006 InfoSearch Publishing
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Find travel pet carrier products plus pet friendly vacations lodging worldwide and more. David Buster is VP of InfoSearch Publishing and webmaster of http://www.bestvacationrentalsonline.com - a website of vacation fun.
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