|Purred: Sat Oct 21, '06 11:05am PST |
|We have both hard and soft carriers.
In general, mom prefers hard carriers because they are easier to clean if something happens. My sister, Bacall, gets nervous sometimes and pees on the way to the vet.
But my brother, Dapple, is a nutcase and can't go in a hard carrier. He gets so stressed out that he tears up his nose and paws trying to get out of any cage. When he's in a hard carrier, he ends up all bloody and hurt. So he always travels in a soft carrier so he can't hurt himself.
My dog brother, Floyd, travels with our parents on airplanes and they use a soft carrier for that. They take him in the passenger part of the plane and the soft carrier fits under the seat where dogs are allowed to travel, but a hard carrier would never fit. If I ever fly on a plane, mom says that's how I'll fly, too.
Other considerations: Hard carriers tend to be cheaper than soft. Sneaky pets can undo zippers and Velcro on soft carriers. Soft carriers are often lighter weight than hard ones.
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