There are many times when a pet owner has to take their dog or cat with them so they rely on a portable kennel. In case of air travel, they are mandatory because of safety regulations. It also quite useful to have one during trips to the vet.
Many families travel with their pet but don’t want them running loose all over the vehicle. A portable kennel is the answer to this problem. The majority of pets will probably find their kennels safe and enjoyable, and will feel less stressed during travel.
There are portable kennels made from a variety of materials and in various sizes. You really need to think about the size of the portable kennel before you buy it. Your pet needs to have plenty of room to be comfortable. The right kennel will allow your pet to stand, sit, turn around and move. Room for food and water is also important. You should be able to take your pet along to the pet store to try the size. A puppy should not be confined in a large kennel. In many instances they won’t fare well with the open space. You might have to go through different sizes as your pet grows. This will continue until your pet is full grown. Your pet, being such an important addition to your family, should be treated as good as you would treat a child during travel. You wouldn’t allow an infant to travel in a toddler seat just to save on buying another seat later on.
Ventilation is also important when selecting a kennel. Air should be circulating in ample amount. You don’t want them to be uncomfortable or to become dehydrated. Make sure you regulate the temperature of the area with their needs in mind.
Some kennels can also collapse. This way, you should have no trouble using them at their right size and folding them for storage. The right one for your pet will depend on their size and how often you plan to be using it.