Dog Carriers and Travel
Going on a road trip with your dog? Having the necessary dog essentials when traveling is needed. Dog carriers are one of the most important travel accessories needed when traveling anywhere whether you're camping, traveling on an airplane or . heading over to your local groomer. Travel Pet carriers while they are vastly different than dog crates their functions are actually quite similar. Getting your cat or dog to the destination safely is the main concern when using a carrier without having the extra weight when going places. Carriers are smaller versions of dog crates giving the extra portability when traveling. Some are heavier than others, some are collapsible and made of a blend of lightweight and compact with materials to make all aspects of pet travel easier some are heavier and bulkier and more durable and with plastic such as kennels with metal folding mechanisms and construction, and some are just trendy and great when strolling around in more urban areas and neighborhoods such as backpack dog carrier or a bag that provides even-weight-distribution for your back than say something that hangs over-the-shoulder. Here we'll try to break it down for you as much as possible to make sure you're making the right decision. But make no mistake that having the right carriers for dogs and cats can only help and ease travel restrictions and they're an essential for any and all dog and cat owners.
Airline approved dog carriers are required when traveling on an airplane. There are numerous airlines that exist today and every airline has their own guidelines when it comes to flying with your pet, it's always important to check with your airlines to make sure that our pet carrier measurements work as many need to stow below the seat without being able to safely store your pet on the plane the airlines will not accept your pet on the flight. Airlines are typically more lax if your pet is registered as your companion animal. Airline Pet Carriers are typically made to withstand constant travel and while you may think storing your dog in a carry on is a good idea, it’s dangerous as pets need to always have proper ventilation and they need to provide enough room for comfort with a sturdier bottom such as a piece of cardboard with a comfortable inner pad. Furthermore, carriers also provide a leash securer built-into the bag so your pet can't escape that that's important to have as pet's can sometimes escape when traveling to unfamiliar places. Carry on luggage’s don’t have the required breathable space for your dog and at higher altitudes the air becomes thinner making it even more dangerous. While cabins are pressurized to combat this your dog still will require a carrier produced by a reputable manufacturer. A wheeled dog carrier is always a great option when traveling on an airplane since carrying your dog in an airport is arduous and burdensome wheel carriers relieve that worry while your dog is simply wheeled in complete security without having to carry by hand or over-the-shoulder, some versions also feature backpack options for a hands-free experience and some include shoulder straps, making sure you have a secondary carrying option is also very important when weighing a decision.
When traveling through crowded places dog backpack carriers are also a great way to keep your dog from being stressed. Since your dog doesn’t have to worry about being stepped on when using a backpack carrier they can feel safer in unfamiliar places. Backpack carriers can also be used if your dog has a hard time hiking. Small dogs, older dogs and snubbed nose dogs can all appreciate a dog backpack carrier since these breeds can have difficulty standing and traveling for long periods of time. This can help your dog take a break when needed while still enjoying the great outdoors. Backpack dog carriers provide even weight support and allow users to travel with more ease by keeping hands free for any additional carriers, accessories or additional luggage's and some are even in accordance with airline guidelines so it's always best to check. Hikers are typically on-the-go and need to have the ability to move without burden therefore it's highly recommended if you're an outdoor person to shop for something that offers a hands free experience.
While not for everyone, dog bicycle carriers offer a great way to bring your dog on those early morning bike rides. These types of carriers attach to the bike handles and have an inner safety leash that can connect to any dog harnesses or dog collar. These are only meant to be used for toy sized dogs and smaller breeds, typically your dog should be under 15 lbs when using a bicycle carrier. These aren’t to be confused with dog bike trailers that can hold larger dog breeds like golden retrievers. These are typically constructed with metal bars and are also collapsible and include a built-in pouch as cyclists are always in need of having areas for food storage or placement of their leashes. These also offer complete freedom when traveling on your bike. Perfect for those heading to long-distance picnics or in need of getting places where car travel isn't an options. It's a great way of getting exercise while getting fresh air for your dog or cat. These dog bike carriers also feature leash connectors so your dog or cat can't escape with protective mesh zippered barriers for added security and safety.
Collapsible dog carriers are one of the best options on the market since these can fold, collapse and be stored in small places and these features are often seen in higher quality carriers. These carriers are meant for ease of use, storage options and even pockets. Collapsible carriers are often made with higher quality and durable materials to make up for their collapsible nature. These carriers also come in a wide variety of colors and shapes to fit your own personal style. If portability and storage are your main concerns a collapsible carrier can quell those fears and most of these are also approved by many of the leading airlines. They're perfect for those people constantly on-the-go and great for those heading just about anywhere. They're compact and they typically fold to about 1-2 inches thin to a fifth of the overall space and most of them include shoulder straps and built-in carry handles.
If you are worried that your dog will be cramped in a travel carrier there are expandable dog carriers that can give your dog all the extra room they need. This type of carrier has dual expandable sides offering almost double the space than a conventional dog carrier. They double as a dog crate and provide three times the room for triple lounging areas. They're perfect for the beach or picnic outings and great for the average traveler. Some expand to the point they can fit multiple dogs and puppies inside and offer zippered entrances and above-top mesh zippered panels for complete aeration and visibility. They're a very popular choice as these provide multiple choices for enjoyment with added functionality. While they're typically a bit larger some even collapse and fold and some are virtually lightweight and provide a multitude or features and options.
Sporty dog carriers are for dog owners who want something to match their lifestyle. These carriers are perfect for taking your dog to gym or dog yoga classes with its modern designs and pocket space to keep their dog food and treats. For dog owners who want their dog to live in the lap of luxury giving your dog the freedom to look around when you take them shopping for their favorite treats. They're typically built, engineered and designed with a specific body that allows users to travel when they're doing something that exemplifies their lifestyle. Some are even aerodynamic and some are designed and constructed with more durable and lightweight materials that provide greater support all around the body of the carrier. These pet carriers come in an array of sizes from small to large pet carriers all meant to be agile and perfect for those fitness junkies.
If sporty carriers aren’t your style fashion dog carriers might be the perfect fit. They are extremely trendy and designed with a tote look and feel. These carriers are very posh looking and meant to compliment your own personal wardrobe that looks stylish and trendy just about anywhere you go. Perfect for a night or day stroll to your favorite cafe for lunch or perfect for walking around in more crowded urban areas they provide and come in all types of sophisticated bodies and shapes meant to show off. All of our designer pet carriers offer the same level of support with bottom reversible inner supporting cardboard with protective leash connectors. Some provide complete privacy while others are more opened and more ventilation with higher-levels of sun and peak room with panoramic dual-zippered sunroofs with multiple entrances. These carriers also offer zippers by the opening to completely enclose them if need be. However, these types of carriers are meant to have the top opened for your dog to stick their heads out while you carry them. Each strap is also reinforced for even large sized dogs and they all include over-the-shoulder straps. (Some are even approved for airlines).
Travel Dog Accessories
Travel Pet Bowls:
It's always extremely important to make sure you're always traveling with the right travel bowls and Feeders. We carry a wide selection of both Travel Pet Bowls that are also perfect for cats. Making sure you're pet is constantly hydrated and fed during any form of travel is extremely important. Typically bowls for dogs are extremely bulky and harder to take places, they take up too much room whether placed in your luggage or purse and are bulkier and heavier. These dog bowls are are actually waterproof zippered and weigh no more than a couple of ounces and actually zip open and fold in seconds. Some are single for placement of food or water and some offer two interconnecting bowls that double for both food and water placement.
We also carry an assortment of travel water feeders for dogs and cats that provide both filtered water when on-the-go and some are composed of specially developed thicker-grade plastic and recyclable materials such as made from actual coconut shells. Whatever it is you're looking for make sure he or she has the essential travel gear and accessories for the trip ahead. Perfect for hikers and campers and picnic or beach-goers. These are designed for just about any and all pet owner in need of carrying good and healthy fuel and hydration.
Cat and Dog Car Accessories
We carry a wide assortment or car accessories for both your dog and cat. First, let's talk about the importance of having the right dog car seat covers for your dog. Many of us car travelers (Over 200 Million of us living in the United States) own dogs and cats and our cars often get dirty quite quickly with children especially. Dogs and Cats are known to shed lots of hair everywhere whether indoors and outdoors it's part of their nature and therefore it's important to catch that hair follicles with both our single and double seated Car Seat covers. Our car seat protectors affix to any and all car models, some are designed to completely place around the frontal or single seats and some are designed to be placed completely around the backseat. Collecting those hairs is super easy and they're in a variety of materials ranging from nylon to elastic lightweight fabrics. They can also help catch urine and fecal matter which stains your seats and they all feature slits that allow your seat buckles to function properly so that they don't interfere.
If you're constantly concerned during your car travels with your dog or cat we highly recommend taking a glance at our Dog Car Seats that double as a pet carrier. Our Pet Car Seats actually buckle directly to your existing buckles and provide complete safety so your dog or cat won't escape and keep your pet completely secured with an inner leash connector inside the car seat with breathable top mesh zippered enclosures. Dogs can often escape, bark or become a distraction and therefore according to AAA the American Automobile Association many dogs, cats and other 4-legged animals are either the culprit of or have perished in distracted driver incidents over many years. Here at Pet Life we more than just recommend that your dog always remains secured in a car and our car seats are specially designed to completely eliminate such distractions. While there are many kennels or carriers that can do the trick in keeping your pet in a confined space such carriers don't properly secure your pet and properly affix the pet onto a seat during low, medium and high-impacts incurred. While a Car Seat won't guarantee your pet's safety Car Seats for dogs will will most certainly assist in better protecting your pet. Don't forget to check out our car harnesses for dogs that are also great for those that aren't looking for car seats, these completely connect and buckle straight for the harness onto the seat.
Your dog also needs to be protected with a dog car barrier which will prevent them from jumping into the front seat if you don't decide to purchase a car seat for our pet barriers easily attach and connect to any and all car models and are extremely lightweight and provide a mesh netting that completely eliminates any and all backseat distractions. We highly recommend buying one of these barriers in addition to a car seat to maximize protection.
Whether you're strutting around with your dog or in need of an airline dog carrier for travel purposes or traveling on a bike or on the road always be sure to shop right here at Pet Life for the very best performance, trendy and safety travel pet gear. We've always got you covered.