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Do you travel with your pets?
I have to be perfectly honest and admit that we haven’t traveled with our pets.
Because neither of our pets is a good traveler. Our dog, Gabe, wants to be a good traveler and he’ll jump right in the van any time offer him the opportunity to go along with us. But then, once we start driving somewhere, he gets very nervous and doesn’t stop shaking and whimpering the whole time (even if I hold him). Our cat, Emmitt, has never been a good traveler either. We have had pet taxi thing that we use to take him to the vet when necessary, but he meows the entire time and it very agitated.
We love our pets and would certainly love to travel with them more but we don’t want to traumatize them too much. I see families with their pets at the airport and often wish we could bring Gabe along on our vacations with us.
How can we make pet travel simpler?
Both of my pets like to be in confined spaces. Gabe likes to curl up in a little ball under the covers. And Emmitt will squeeze into the littlest of spaces (a box, the laundry basket full of clothes, etc). I think they do this to feel secure.
When I saw the Pet Travel Carrier from Pet Magasin, I immediately thought it might be a good fit for our pets. Maybe this would be what we could use to actually start traveling with our pets more.
When the pet carrier arrived from Amazon, I was pleasantly surprised to see that, unlike our pet taxi, it folds totally flat! This is perfect for storing when not in use.
It’s so easy to pop up and just one zipper goes all the way around to give the carrier its nice shape. My son helped me to zip it up, but it’s so easy that it can be done in just a few seconds.
Gabe wasn’t sure what to make of this thing! He was going in it under no uncertain terms! He balked and argued with me despite the fact that I tried to lure him in with treats! (All that being said, I honestly think that he would enjoy riding in the car if we had him in this carrier! It would give him a nice soft area that is just the right size for him and help him feel secure; so, we’re still working on introducing him to the idea.)
Emmitt, on the other hand, thought this was a novel idea! He went right in and approved of his surroundings.
Now, Emmitt is a 17-pound cat and I’ve had shoulder problems in the past, so I wanted to test the ease of use on this thing! I was able to pick him up and carry him all around the house in it. He wasn’t meowing and my shoulder felt fine. So, to me, it’s a win-win!
The material on the “floor” of the carrier is soft, but it’s also waterproof and washable. In other words, if you pet has an accident inside, it’s super easy to clean out. This is important to me!
Is the Pet Travel Carrier from Pet Magasin for you?
Maybe! If you have a cat or small dog (I’d say definitely under 20 pounds), and you want to travel with your pets, I’d definitely recommend checking this out. It’s comfortable for both you and your pet and easy to carry, so would be ideal for a car carrier or to maneuver through the airports, etc.
It’s available for sale on Amazon.com (with free Prime Shipping). Price at the time of this post is only $21.97, and I feel that is a very fair price (actually cheaper than I would expect to pay for something of this quality). If you don’t like the bright teal color (and why not?!), it’s also available in an orange color as well.
If you’re not completely satisfied, this product comes with a 2-year warranty and 100% money back guarantee.