What To Look For In A Dog Carrier Tote

The dog carrier totes today are made with quality and style. You can find one that matches what you wear very easily. Read more to fnd out how...

Most people think that carrying your pup with you is simply a fashionable whim and that the little one is used as an accessory.

The reality is completely different – the small dogs need extra care and comfort when going out and especially when travelling.

The best way to secure your pet’s wellbeing when you are out of home is to equip yourself with a dog carrier tote.

There are many models on offer and you will certainly need to use a number of helpful tips in order to make the right choice.

It is particularly important to look for a dog carrier tote model with a hard or at least with a stable enough bottom to support your pet.

The items with soft and loose base are uncomfortable for the dog and place a greater strain on your shoulder when you carry the dog around.

The next step is to check whether the carrier can withstand the weight of your pup – this specification is usually presented along with each model.

Remember that you have to choose a tote that is large enough to accommodate the little one. It is always best to have an elegant and stylish handbag, but this should not come at the expense of the pup’s comfort.

The dog carrier tote must be equipped with a certain tether that keeps the pet in a secure position.

Most models have inner collars and/or leashes for the purpose while some have only a special hook to which the leash can be attached. The mesh ventilation windows are also essential for your pet to feel comfortable inside the tote.

These are usually designed in a way in which they can ideally fit into the overall style of the bag.

To provide the utmost comfort and the ideal inside temperature to your dog you can go for a model that has faux fur bedding – this is the real hit right now.

In general, it is best to choose a carrier the inner lining or padding of which can be easily removed and cleaned. It is also important for the base lining to be waterproof so that even if the padding is damped the tote itself is protected.

You also have to consider your own comfort when buying a dog carrier tote.

You are highly recommended to opt for a model that has standard straps and a removable shoulder strap so that you have more convenient options for carrying your pet.

Alternatively, choose a carrier that has durable and comfy enough straps to be carried in hand and around the shoulder.


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