Know The Benefits Of Airline Pet Carrier
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Know the Benefits Of Airline Pet Carrier

According to the U.S. Travel Association, 18 percent of travelers now take their pets along with them on vacation and this number continues to grow. It can be a tough task to take your pet along with you if you are travelling by plane. However, all you need is a perfect airline pet carrier, which will ensure that your pet is a part of all your travel experiences.

With so many different options, how do you choose the right carrier for your pet? Here are a few tips to consider when choosing an airline pet carrier to carry your dog with you in a plane:

Check with the airline – Most airlines have size and weight limits for pets in both the cabin and the cargo hold. Hence, prior to your travelling date, check with the respective airline regarding the pet carrier they would like to suggest for your pet.

The right type

Carry-on carriers need to have mesh ventilation panels, water repellant fabric and padding. As you will need to maneuver the bag in small spaces, choose a flexible and soft-sided bag that can placed where required.

The right size

Ensure that the height of the case reaches the shoulders and does not go past the top of your pet’s head so that it can take its head out of the carrier for fresh air. Since, airplanes have fairly limited space; the case should be as small as possible while at the same time allowing the pet to turn around in comfortably. In addition, a small carrier will be lighter to carry.

Necessary features

Some good features in a carrier to make your trip easier are outside pockets for emergency items such as food, medicines, toys etc., a zipper with a locking device which can be opened from outside only, an attachable food bowl and a water cup for long trips. Choose an airline pet carrier with a sturdy handle and a strong bottom, so that it can be carried easily. Look for mesh panels and an opening on the roof of the carrier for added ventilation.

Consider dual doors

Provide your pet with the options to enter and exit on either end of carrier so the pet does not have to turn around in order to walk in or out. Dual doors make it very easy for your pet to get in and out of the carrier.

These tips will help you choose the best airline pet carrier to suit your pet’s needs. When your dog is accompanying you on your vacation, a perfect airline carrier will ensure his safety and comfort all through the journey.


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