Traveling with animals
Traveling with animals is very simple and pleasant, the main thing is to prepare well
Many of us love travel. Someone prefers foreign or long trips by plane or train. Others weekly or all summer go to the cottage in their own car or train. And there are those who make long races on their bicycles friend.
How nice it is when you have the opportunity to take your four-legged Friend with you wherever you go. Our review of accessories for traveling with animals will help you collect your pet on the road.
Traveling with animals on an airplane.
Before taking a dog or cat with you on a flight, you need to carefully study the rules for transporting animals in a particular airline. As a rule, in most of them it is allowed to carry up to 8 kilograms of such important additional baggage in the cabin (weight is taken into account together with the container in which the pet must be kept during the entire flight). If the weight of your little dog or cat with the cage exceeds the maximum, you will have to carry it in the luggage compartment. At the same time, the Pet should be able to stand up to its full height and turn around in its carrying. It should also have ventilation holes, and inside it should be covered with a moisture-absorbing cloth. As such a napkin, OUT !, protective mats or LUXSAN absorbent mats are perfect for you.
Plastic air containers are best suited for air travel carriers – Ferplast (Ferplast) or Marchioro (Marchioro) boxes. You just have to choose the size for your favorite pet.
Traveling with animals on a train or train.
The procedure for transporting animals on trains is not as complicated as during air travel, but you still have to familiarize yourself with the rules of the carrier before buying tickets, because the conditions for different countries may vary. The basic rules are as follows: small dogs, cats and other small pets should be housed in special containers or bags. Carrying bags like the Sturdi, Camon, Hunter and Trixie will be a great solution in this case. Large dogs should be muzzled and on short leashes. No more than two dogs are allowed in one compartment, and all seats in the compartment must be redeemed by their owners. When traveling in a commuter train, it is enough that your pet does not bother anyone – the dogs were muzzled and on a leash, and cats and other small animals were carried or carried in cages. You can, for example, put a cat in a special Ferplast Trolley cart. You do not have to wear it on yourself, and your pet will be reliably protected from others.
Traveling with animals by car.
It would seem that it could be easier to take a pet on a car trip? Some owners take their animals daily with them on the road – around the city or region, to other cities or even countries.
The most common way to transport our beloved pets in a car is with a hammock. Such devices are produced by Titbit, Ferplast, Trixie and others. Their differences in fastening and color scheme of coatings. In general, the essence is the same – in the back seat is attached a large canvas, usually made of thick waterproof fabric, which protects the upholstery from dirty paws and wool of the four-legged Friend. Due to the presence of fastenings to the front seats, the pet does not fall into the space between the seats during sharp braking. There are varieties that are located in half of the back seat, and then you can put another passenger in the car. The hammock is perhaps the most convenient and practical solution for motorists who have dogs, but, unfortunately, the most unreliable in terms of safety, because the dog in it is left to itself and is not controlled by the owner.
In addition to the hammock, you can and should use a special seat belt, for example, the company Trixie. This device will help you fix the pet, and reduce the likelihood of interference with the driver on the road.
Another way to transport pets in the car is to install a special grill that encloses the pet from the owner, for example, Trixie. It can be installed between the rear and front seats, and you can separate the trunk space from the passenger compartment. Such a solution will not save upholstery (unless it is combined with the placement of a hammock), but at least it will restrict the pet’s movement and will not let it disturb you while driving.
The most optimal from the point of view of the safety of the owner and his beloved Friend will be placing the pet in a special carrying or cage. Of course, if you have a large dog and a car sedan, this option is unlikely to work, but in other cases it is better to make a choice in favor of carrying. So, you will not worry about damage to the interior of your car, you will not need to reassure the pet and persuade him to sit quietly until the end of the trip, you will know for sure that your cat is sitting where it should be, and not moved under your legs or, worse, under the pedals.