The Essential Features Of Cat Carriers

Do you want cat carriers that offer the essential features you demand? There are many styles and design out today that satisfy that request. Read more below...

Having a cat as a pet is more than rewarding given the loving nature of these remarkable creatures.

Still, they have some specific needs and are renowned for being difficult at times. That is why you have to take special care for your cat when going out and when travelling.

The best way to do this is to opt for one of the comfortable and durable cat carriers offered on the market.

Most pet owners make one common mistake when shopping for such an item especially if they are doing it for a first time – they go straight for the best looking model without paying attention to its important features.

Here are some tips that will aid you in making the right choice and save money and time.

There are two main types of cat carriers you can select from – the hard sided and the soft sided ones with the former usually being made from plastic while the latter are primarily made from fabrics such as polyester, nylon and leather.

The plastic crates are durable and comfy for the pet when bedded with a quilt or cushion, but they are quite inconvenient for the owner to carry around.

The soft sided carriers come in a variety of shapes and sizes and the different models can safely accommodate very small kittens as well as very big grown ones.

One of the most essential features all cat carriers should posses are the safety straps.

In some models these are organized in a tether system, while in others there are none. It is best for your cat to be securely positioned with safety straps passing around the pet’s chest.

The carrier should also have at least two medium sized mesh ventilation windows, preferably on two different sides of the item.

In this way the animal will be able to breathe as well as to keep its body cool naturally. Those owners who have to take their kitten out in cold weather are highly recommended to choose cat carriers with vents that are equipped with appropriate covers.

Generally, the lining of the inner compartment has to be soft and comfy for the pet. Usually the material is also scratch and tear resistant, which is simply a must in the case of cats.

It is best to opt for a model with removable padding that can be securely and firmly attached to the bottom and sides of the carrier. This has to be easily and quickly washable as well.


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