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How To Pick The Best Carrier For Your Beloved Canine 

A dog carrier will be extremely convenient for pet owners who want to take their dog out. That's your best choice, whether it's on a trip to the vet or an extended road trip, to keep your canine safe. A pet carrier can ensure that your pet feels secure and make it easier for you to transport them.

Given the different styles and designs of pet carriers available on the market, we know it is perplexing to pick the correct pet carrier. But choosing a carrier that's safe and snuggly for your pet is what's important.

Now, you must be wondering - how do you pick a carrier that is right for your dog? No worries, we've got you covered! Below are some helpful guidelines on what you should consider when picking a dog carrier. 

Firstly, Measure Your Dog 

It is important to take the proper measurements of your dog before you go hunting for the best carrier for them. Each pet carrier must be spacious enough to allow your dog to stretch out, stand up and turn around comfortably.

To know your dog’s length - measure his back to the base of his tail from the neck where the collar lies. You will need to add a few inches to this measurement to account for his head and tail. Next, measure the height of your dog by measuring from the floor to the top of his shoulders. In order to get the maximum height of the carrier that will fit him, add one to four inches to that amount if you eventually choose a soft-sided carrier. You'll also need to add three to five inches to compensate for the lack of versatility in the carrier fabrics for hard-sided carriers.

Check the measurements of the carrier that you are considering in order to ensure it fits your dog. If your dog is between sizes, you may want to consider bumping up to a larger size carrier for its overall comfort.

Next, Identify What You’re Using The Dog Carrier For And How You’ll Be Using It

It is very important to think about how you'll be using the carrier. This will ultimately determine which type of carrier will be the best fit for you and your dog. If you’re only using the carrier for car trips or to keep your pet contained when out and about, you can consider getting a carrier that’s lightweight, easy to carry and comfortable for them.

Before you look at the various carriers in the market, we recommend taking notes and making a checklist of must-have choices just to ensure that the one you select is a good match for your needs and lifestyle.

Finally, Take Note Of The Other Variables When Selecting A Dog Carrier

Quality 

Although it's okay to be frugal, the carrier of your dog is definitely not one of those instances. That's because it's got a really important job: keeping your dog safe and happy! But how can you determine if the standard of something is better? Look out for high-quality materials, double stitching along seam lines, sturdy latches, belts, and closures, and if the interior of the dog carrier is cosy and comfy enough for your dog. 

Sturdiness

You want to be absolutely sure that the carrier is well made and has adequate internal supports for both hard and soft-side carriers to prevent the carrier from collapsing on your dog. Check to ensure that the corners and seams are secured as a flimsy carrier could easily irritate your dog. 

Zolux Gulliver Pet Carrier

Zolux Gulliver is a collection of pet carriers that allow animals to travel in comfort and safety. It has an ergonomic top handle for carrying and strap fittings (carrying strap not included) and built-in seat belts slots for safer and easy travel. 

These dynamic carriers are crafted for the perfect adventure where your little one can enjoy the beautiful outdoors in an extremely safe environment. Zolux Gulliver is a collection of pet carriers that allow animals to travel in comfort and safety. It has an ergonomic top handle for carrying and strap fittings (carrying strap not included) and built-in seat belts slots for safer and easy travel. 

There are also sturdy locks and openings on the sides of the pet carrier to guarantee appropriate air circulation for your pet. The Zolux Gulliver 3 is easy to assemble and great to ride with your loyal friend on any popular means of transportation anytime! In addition, this pet carrier is made of high-quality plastic in Italy so that you can ensure its quality. There are also two top opening lids, one as a convenient compartment for holding documents or gadgets and one for you to reach in and pet your pet.

  • Easy to assemble
  • Ergonomic design
  • Good ventilation system
  • Built-in seat belt slots
  • Dimension: L61 x W40 x H38 cm

Catidea Cat Cargo 500/600 Cream

Catidea Cat Cargo 500/600 Cream is paw-fectly sized to accommodate pets while keeping them secure and contained.

This pet carrier is paw-fectly sized to accommodate pets while keeping them secure and contained. It even has an ergonomic top handle for carrying and strap fittings (carrying strap not included) and built-in seat belts slots for safer and easy travel. Ventilation holes on the sides and front door provide for plenty of fresh air, while sturdy buckles hold the carrier securely fastened. The front door and top-entry opening make it easy to let your pet in and out of the carrier and pet them. 

  • Easy-grip handle 
  • Sturdy and durable material 
  • Features easy-access front and top opening 
  • Multifunctional system
  • Ideal for keeping your pet safe while travelling 
  • Easy installation

Note: Catidea Cat Cargo 600 Cream contains a food and water feeder!

Dimensions:

Catidea 500

Litter Box: L 50 x W 33 x H 29 CM

Top Opening Of Litter Box: L 32 X W 16 CM

Pet Size: Approx. 10kg 

Catidea 600

Litter Box: L 60 x W 41 x H 38 CM

Top Opening Of Litter Box: L 31.5 X W 20 CM

Pet Size: Approx. 16kg 

Tom Cat Pakeway Capsule Pet Carrier

Tom Cat Pakeway Capsule Pet Carrier may function as a cosy bed or an on-the-go carrier while staying fashionable, making it the ideal portable pet house for your beloved buddy.

Give your pet everything they need with this Tom Cat Pakeway Capsule Pet Carrier. This pet carrier may function as a cosy bed or an on-the-go carrier while staying fashionable, making it the ideal portable pet house for your beloved buddy. Your little one will feel secure and snug in this carrier, which has a sturdy top and bottom intended to protect them from rain or turbulence. This carrier also comes with a pee tray where you can lay a pee pad on it to ensure that your pet does not come in contact with any excrement or pee.

- The lid and base may be easily detached for cleaning 

- The top carry handle is ergonomic and sturdy

- Multiple ventilation holes to allow circulation of air  

- Convenient one-touch door lock to keep your pet safe

- Dimensions: H370mm x L455mm

Suitable For Pet Up To 13kg

Tom Cat Pakeway Smart Multi-faceted Pet Backpack

Tom Cat Pakeway Smart Multi-faceted Pet Backpack - Made from environmentally friendly, robust and lightweight materials from Germany, this innovative backpack is easy to carry and will keep your pet dry on a rainy day. The ergonomic design can relieve strain on your cervical and lumbar spine, allowing you to use the backpack for a long period of time. 


This Tom Cat Pakeway Smart Multi-faceted Pet Backpack has a sophisticated ventilation mechanism that circulates fresh air throughout the bag. This, together with the mesh windows on the sides and vents, will guarantee that your pet gets enough oxygen. The transparent window will even allow your pet to enjoy the scenery while shielding them from the glare of the sun.

Made from environmentally friendly, robust and lightweight materials from Germany, this innovative backpack is easy to carry and will keep your pet dry on a rainy day. The ergonomic design can relieve strain on your cervical and lumbar spine, allowing you to use the backpack for a long period of time. 

  • High-density sponge, breathable mesh fabric, wider straps, and an EVA-hardened lining board
  • A smart ventilation system that circulates air
  • Multiple air vents to optimize room ventilation efficiency
  • Side pocket to hold a portable charger
  • Soft nylon cushion for pets to sleep in, comfortably 
  • Transparent window design to satisfy your pet's curiosity
  • Footpads to help keep the backpack upright and stable 
  • Dimensions: L370mm x W 267mm x H 456mm  

Suitable For Pet Up To 13kg

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Dogit Pet Voyageur 100/200/400 Pet Carrier 

The Dogit Voyageur line of travel carriers is the ideal solution for your pet transportation needs. Durable, sturdy and safe, the Dogit Voyageur pet carrier is ideal for transporting your pet by car, bus, train or even by air.

The Dogit Voyageur line of travel carriers is the ideal solution for your pet transportation needs. Durable, sturdy and safe, the Dogit Voyageur pet carrier is ideal for transporting your pet by car, bus, train or even by air.

  • Optimal ventilation and airflow
  • Top Petting Door
  • Top Access Spring Locking Mechanism
  • Easy Assembly Side Latch System
  • Moulded Waste Collection Gutter
  • Treat compartment with food/water Bowl
  • Meets airline regulations (with permanent screws/tie wraps)
  • Also suitable for cats

Dimensions:

Dogit Pet Voyageur 100

48.3 cm L x 32.6 cm W x 28 cm H (19in x 12.8in x 11in)

Dogit Pet Voyageur 200

56.5 cm L x 37.6 cm W x 30.8 cm H (22in x 14.8in x 12in)

Dogit Pet Voyageur 300

 61.9cm L x 42.6cm W x 36.9cm H (24.3in x 16.7in x 14.5in)

Dogit Pet Voyageur 400

68.4 cm L x 47.6 cm W x 43.8 cm H (26.9in x 18.7in x 17in)

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Written by Eileen

Eileen
Eileen is a sucker for anything adorable, so there is no career that is going to suit her better than being a writer for those little furry friends.