Choosing a Cat Carrier

Just about every cat will need to travel at some point, even if it’s simply for a trip to the veterinarian’s office. That means your feline friend will need a carrier! Here, your Olathe, KS vet tells you how to go about choosing the right one.


Of course, the first consideration to make is the size of the carrier. If your cat is currently a kitten, remember that she’ll likely grow much larger. The carrier must allow your cat to enter, turn around, and lie down comfortably. For long journeys, space for a food or water dish may be necessary.


Make sure the inside of the carrier doesn’t have any sharp plastic or metal edges that your cat could harm herself on. Try placing a soft towel or a small blanket in the bottom of the carrier for added comfort.


Hard, plastic carriers are usually the most secure. Check the carrier’s door and latching mechanism to make sure they’re sturdy. If a crafty cat can reach a paw through the slats in the door, there’s a possibility she may be able to free herself!

Need help choosing a crate? Ask your Animal Hospital Olathe, KS for a recommendation!

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