Q: Pet Carrier For a Big Kitty

March 26, 2009 | By Kris S. | 4 answers | Expired: 2086 days ago

Pet Carrier For a Big Kitty

I need to purchase a pet carrier for my cat. The problem is that I would like to purchase a soft carrier, and this cat is large (18 lbs). I checked out the carriers at the local pet shop, but even though they were labeled at large or up to 20-22lb animals, they really looked to small for him. I know he's a cat and can curl up but for a long trip that seems a bit harsh.

Any suggestions on a cat carrier that will work for a truely large cat?

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m s.

Apr 09, 2009

Do a search on the internet -- you will definitely get a better selection. They have pet carriers, by the way, with wheels -- this would be good for not only your pet but for you. I've seen carriers with wheels, which then can be folded up and you then have a carrier without wheels, if that's more convenient. It depends on the length of your trips. Also, if you're using a car or not. You will find something that will satisfy you, i'm sure. They also have carriers that you can carry on your back -- like a back pack -- you know, over both your shoulders on your upper back.

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Michele Z.

Mar 27, 2009

A medium or large pet carrier, lined with a blanket or towel, should work. Personally, I don't particularly like the "soft" carriers--they can collapse (and hurt your cat) and don't seem to hold up as well. If your cat likes to perch on top of the carrier when at home (like my cats do), it might be too heavy for a soft carrier (i.e., it will sag and/or break). I'd recommend you buy a standard "hardshell" pet carrier--it will protect your cat better.

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Mar 26, 2009

If your cat can stand up in it and turn around, then it is big enough for short trip, anywhere from one to four hours I would say. If it is longer than that, get a dog kennel and then line it with foam .

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Cassy S.

Mar 26, 2009

it really depends on how big your cat actually is, and how long you need to have it in there. if the carrier says that it is big enough for your cat then it probably is, they usually don't lie. but your cat should be able to stand up inside the carrier if it has to be in there for a long period of time, and enough room to sleep.

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