If You Own A Cat You Need A Cat Carrier!

I found this great and down-to-earth article about why you need to use a cat carrier when you take your special friend out of the house. I am also including a video at the end of this post to illustrate what can happen when a cat panics. No matter how long you’ve had your special friend you don’t want to be around when your cat panics.

If You Own A Cat You Need A Cat Carrier! by Judy Jantzen

I will repeat that. If you own a cat then you need a cat carrier! Taking your cat from one location to another in a properly sized and ventilated cat carrier provides safety for your cat, gives your cat a sense of security and well being, and provides you piece of mind.

Cat carriers are becoming more popular because more cat owners are coming to realize the importance of carrying their cats in cat carriers.

Have you ever had a scared cat in your arms? If you have you know they can become quite an arm full. Think of the same cat in your car if you are involved in an accident or something else scares your cat. Off it goes all over the car – maybe under the gas or brake pedal. Using a cat carrier would help to contain that scared cat and possibly prevent you from having serious problems.

It seems that some in the entertainment industry have decided to make a fashion statement with their carriers. Now if you want to keep up with Hollywood crowd that is your choice but it really makes no difference why you decide to purchase a carrier. The important thing is to have and use one for your cat.

Cat carriers come in two basic materials. Soft nylon mesh and hard plastic. Prices start at about $25 and go up. We use the soft nylon mesh type to travel with out cats because the carriers fit nicely in the rear seat of our car.

Some carriers only have an opening in the front while others have an opening at both ends as well as the top. If you have every tried to get a scared cat out of a carrier with only a front opening then you will appreciate why it is very important that your carrier at least have an opening at both ends. Preferably your carrier should have an opening at both ends and at the top.

Since the carrier is supposed to provide protection for the cat it only makes sense that no part of the cat should be able to stick out through the carrier. Your carrier should be leak proof and secure. You do not want your cat to be able to open the openings. The carrier should be big enough so that the cat can stand fully erect and be able to turn around.

Normally small and medium sized cats will do well in a soft nylon mesh carrier but if you have a big cat then you might seriously consider a hard plastic carrier. Generally the hard plastic carriers are easier to clean.

If you are going to take your cat on an airplane check with the airline to see what type of cat carrier they require.

If you are going to travel with your cat you will find it to your advantage to carry your cat in a cat carrier. Cat carriers are designed in various hard plastic or soft-sided varieties and should be big enough and provide adequate ventilation. Cat carriers provide your cat with a safe, secure and familiar place when you travel, and can keep your curious cat out of trouble when need be. Traveling with your cat can be enjoyable but plan ahead and make sure you use a cat carrier.

About the Author
Author: Judy Jantzen – my husband and I have owned cats for the past 25 years. Currently own an orange tabby and a black straight hair.
For more fabulous cat articles and to choose from our large selection of cat goodies including cat carriers visit our web site Cat Goodies Finder.com

Again, the purpose of this video is to show what happens when a cat panics. Be safe and keep your cat safe. Use a Cat Carrier!

Some would say, “Well Duh!” but there are many that don’t know that they need a cat carrier when kitty goes somewhere with you. We never know how much it takes to frighten them. Unless you’ve experienced it, you have no idea of what happens when they get, as we humans say, “scared out of their minds.”

You can find Cat Carriers here plus many other styles and sizes of Pet Carriers.

About The Author

Bill Beavers, brings you pet products that provide improved Quality of Life for You, Your Family and Your Pets.

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3 Responses to “If You Own A Cat You Need A Cat Carrier!”

  1. Yikes! Been there done that!

    I felt sorry for the cat being stuck inside and tried a leashed collar (in the early days) – I could have starred in this video – same reaction!

    Still torn on indoor/outdoor issues.

    However, definitely use carrier to go anywhere. I keep them around, padded with a blanket and use them for kittie beds, so there isn’t such resistance to go in when it’s time to go out. When we do go out, I drop a blanket or big towel on the carrier so they can’t see the outside; it serves to both remove temptation and to calm the cats.. Nobody needs the trauma, cats or humans.

  2. Thank you for this pertinent article on why it is absolutely necessary to have a carrier for your cat. Unfortunately, I have too many cat care clients who do not have carriers for their cats. Besides the fact that it is very dangerous to bring a cat out of his home without one, what if there is an emergency, your cat is very sick and needs to go to the vet right away? You must put your cat in a carrier to transport her. Cats that are not feeling well, or injured, can get very nervous and lash out. The poor cat in this video didn’t know what was going on, and he went through a trauma because he wasn’t secure in a carrier.
    .-= Leslie Kaufman´s last blog ..How Will You Be the Change for Animals? =-.

  3. Nice article on why we need a pet carrier. The video really drives it home. That cat seemed all right at first, then panicked. Hope he still got a home. I didn’t even know carriers came with openings on both ends, but it’s so true that cats don’t want to get out of it until they’re back home!


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