A Dog Travel Crate For Comfy Travel Accommodations By Lacey Waters
A dog travel crate is a hard-sided carrier that allows you to comfortably take your dog along with you when you travel. Airlines have requirements that you must adhere to but you do have some flexibility in what you choose. The term "crate" can refer to the smaller truly portable dog crates or the larger dog travel cages. And your choices will depend on the size of your dog and how he will be traveling in the plane. If you have a smaller dog, you will want to choose an airline approved dog crate such as the ones marketed under the name of Petmate. These are made of hard plastic and have a carrying handle on the top. There are plenty of air holes for your dog to breathe and the wire ventilation gives your dog good visibility which will lessen the stress of traveling. For large dogs, you can choose from either a large hard plastic kennel (such as the Petmate ones,) a wire cage, or even a wooden cage. Since these will be in the cargo bay, they need to be sturdy enough to protect your dog as well as give him a sense of security. They also A Dog Travel Crate For Comfy Travel Accommodations
need to be very well labeled on the top and you will need to include some type of water container. Regardless of the size dog you have or the type of airline dog crate you end up getting, the comfort of your pet must be your first consideration. The crate should be large enough for your dog to be able to stand up and turn around. The airlines require this as well as does general common sense and courtesy for your dog. You'll also need to provide some type of bedding on the floor of the crate. For smaller dogs that will be with you constantly, a soft towel or blanket are perfect. For larger dogs that will be traveling in the cargo bay and be away from you for several hours, a lining of newspaper is a better idea in case your dog should have an accident or his water bowl gets spilled. Be sure to include a favorite toy or something that will help make your dog feel more secure while traveling. Your dog's stress level will likely be elevated due to unfamiliar sights and sounds so anything you can do to help ease the stress will be greatly appreciated by your dog. And while getting the right dog travel crate is extremely important, you also need to know about travel safety for your dog. Stop by http://AirlineApproved-DogCarriers.com for more articles and videos before embarking on your trip.
A Dog Travel Crate For Comfy Travel Accommodations
Published on Oct 15, 2010
A dog travel crate is a hard-sided carrier that allows you to comfortably take your dog along with you when you travel. Airlines have requir...