October 13, 2006, Newsletter Issue #156: Dog carriers make travel fun for pets

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Dog carriers have a huge range of uses. If your dog isn't a good traveler, try a dog carrier. Dog carriers are helpful on trips to the vet. Use a dog carrier, if your dog doesn't ride well in vehicles. Dogs may feel more secure in a dog carrier. Dog carriers can be the home away from home for dogs that get nervous during travel. Dog carriers help dogs behave well and stay calm, and can be your dog's quiet retreat at home. When buying a dog carrier, make sure you select the right size. Here's how to pick the right size dog carrier. The dog carrier should be high enough to allow your dog to stand comfortably. The dog carrier should be roomy enough to accommodate the length of your dog, too. There are dog carriers to fit the extra-large Newfie and the small Dachshund. In choosing your dog carrier, consider your lifestyle needs. How often will you use your dog carrier? How much do you want to spend on your dog carrier? There are many styles and types of dog carriers to choose from. Dog carriers can be plush, with plenty of stretching room, even air-conditioning and heat. There are dog carriers that are waterproof. Some dog carriers come with water bottles or food dishes. Also, consider your dog's personality when choosing a dog carrier. Active dogs are going to need a dog carrier with ample space.

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