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Size is the obvious and primary considerations that must be given, but there are other factors just as important when it comes to picking out the correct carrier for your dog or pet. Setting size aside for the moment consider the other factors.

First how will the carrier be used? Is it strictly for travel? What type of travel? With a dog that doesn’t like to travel or one with an active disposition requiring mandatory down time you may find it useful to use the carrier inside the house as a bed or kennel as well. For smaller pets it’s easy to buy one with more room, for comfort as a kennel that can still be easily used for travel purposes. But even for larger pets the proper carrier still has plenty of room to use your carrier as a bed. Unfortunately Great Danes, Mastiff’s and other gentle giants are too large for any carrier. Those dogs should just be treated like a horse or human, it’s your preference.

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a pet from one location to another. But what type of travel will be used to accomplish this transport? If your travel includes motorcycle or other recreational type vehicle you should probably look for carriers specific to that type of travel. Something that is more suited for open air travel and motorcycle travel is best with a carrier that is hard sided, padded inside and crush resistant to some degree, for ultimate protection.

How about air travel…do you plan to use the carrier for traveling by air? If so you need to pick a carrier that will slide under the seat in front of you for a pet you plan to bring into the cabin. Getting the pet in cabin is more probable for small pets and service dogs. But the space under the seat in front of you is not the same on all aircraft. For this reason carriers of a soft sided nature work best. The carrier needs to be flexible yet sturdy enough to avoid collapsing in on your pet! If you plan to send your pet through as cargo due to your pet’s size, travel destinations or other travel restrictions, you will need a hard side carrier. As well you need to consider options offering some level of climate control. Cargo storage at 30,000 feet in the air can be extremely cold in the winter and hot in the summer. For cold weather travel the carrier needs to be able to retain the animal’s body heat by perhaps covering it and using warming pads or put a sweater on

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