You don’t consider your five-pound Chihuahua to be a pet any more than your first born child. Of course you’ll want to take her along when the rest of your family head out to travel. Don’t let the thoughts of preparing to travel with your pet get the best of you, however! Especially for small pets, travel can be made very easy with front pet carriers.
What is a Front Pet Carrier?
Finding front pet carriers to transport your pet can be the best decision you ever make. Designed similarly to the types of carrier you might use on a baby, front pet carriers provide a pouch along your chest for your little dog or cat to ride snuggly in so they can go wherever you go. Tied securely to your back, this will ensure that your pet can go wherever you go.
Designer pet carriers are often a great option for taking along your pet as well. Finding the right pet carrier depends a lot on the temperament of your pet and how they will react to going along with you. If they’re able to be apart from you for awhile, dog carriers that you can roll along or carry along are great options. But for the more clingy pets, front pet carriers are the best option to stay right by your side.
Various Types of Pet Carriers
There are many other types of pet carriers available for you to choose between. If your travels will take you on an airplane, you’ll want to look for airline approved pet carriers. These can vary greatly. For smaller pets, it may be okay to take them along in their front pet carriers, as long as they have a secure crate to ride in underneath the seat in front of you during flight.
If you have a larger pet, your best bet will be dog crates that can safely travel in the cargo hold beneath the plane. It is important to find sturdy carrying cases if your pet will be checked in with your luggage to make sure that their travel is safe and comfortable.
For travel that involves a lot of walking, look into pet strollers to take along your dog and cat. You may be able to walk for miles on end, but your small pet may tire out far more easily. Mitigate this issue with a pet stroller that they can bed down in and be comfortable with to ensure that they are by your side every step of the way.
Traveling by car can be tricky to plan for with your pet. It is inadvisable to allow a pet to wander freely in the back of your car or truck while in transit. Instead, investigate pet car seat options that allow you to safely buckle in your pets as you would your own children. This can keep them safe should you ever experience an accident or need to make a sudden stop.
What to Take Along
When you’re preparing to leave on a trip, you will need more than just your front pet carriers to tide over your puppy while you’re away from home. Give packing careful time and thought to ensure that you’ll have everything to fit your pet’s needs while away home. Most importantly is providing a place for your pet to sleep while you’re gone. Dog beds and cat beds are often easy to transport and can give your pet piece of mind while in a strange place. Most locales require pet collars and you may also want to pack a bit of pet clothes to go along with your premier pet while you’re on the road.