Take your dog with a classic pet carrier
Preparing for Pet Travel
Getting ready for your pet to travel will take a bit of time. It is important to know how your dog or cat will react to traveling inside classic pet carriers before you even back your car out of the garage. While some pets are totally fine with going along, others panic easily. Help your furry friends get used to the idea of travel by spending time with them in their classic pet carriers ahead of time, getting use to the look and feel and space.
If you're going to be heading out on a plane or other vehicle besides your car, it can be hard to prepare ahead of time. The best way to prepare for this circumstance is to allow your pet plenty of time in their classic pet carriers to get use to laying inside and how they look and feel.
When getting ready to travel in classic pet carriers with your pet, another consideration should be for your pet's overall health. Have them thoroughly checked by a vet before heading out of town to ensure that they are well enough to go along. If you think your dog or cat will respond with anxiety during your trip, request mild sedatives that you can give to them while they are in their travel pet carriers.
Packing Up to Go
Unfortunately, your pet, smart as they are, can't quite handle packing for himself, so he'll need a bit of helping getting ready to go. Besides the travel carriers that will go along on your trip, keep in mind other things they might need from the road. Luckily, many classic pet carriers have areas inside or on top that you can use to pack important pet accessories into before heading out.
The hotel you've reserved for your family has several comfortable beds but you'll want to ensure that you also have a place for your pet to sleep while you're on the road. Choosing dog beds doesn't need to be tricky, however. Many dog crates come along with pet beds already tucked inside - simple little mats to sleep on. Other options for pet beds include large pillows or blow up mats. These can also often fit inside classic pet carriers.
If you are unsure of what else besides classic pet carriers to pack for your cat or dog before hitting the road, then a trip to the dog boutique will be in order. Dog toys are an important thing to pack, so your dog has something to do while on the road. You'll also need dog bowls for feeding and watering. On this visit, you may also be tempted with items for your home like dog furniture or dog doors, but that can wait until your travel has ended.
Choosing the Right Carriers
Classic pet carriers come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and designs. Choosing the right carriers for your furry friends can be a huge decision. Front pet carriers are often a great option to choose for a short trip with a small pet. Similar to a baby carrier, front pet carriers allow your little one to ride snuggly against your chest. Classic pet carriers like backpack pet carriers are also available and are great for small to medium sized dogs who just want to travel close to you.
If your pet is quite large, however, carrying them on your back may not be advisable. In fact, your bigger pets may feel as though they need designer pet carriers that you can find at designer dog boutiques, along with designer dog beds. You can either indulge their whims or go with more baseline models of classic pet carriers that are friendlier to your budget but still allow for safe and easy travels.