Cat Carrier recommendations

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ZooZoo, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. ZooZoo

    ZooZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2007
    Northern New Jersey
    I'm flying with my cat this coming Friday (2 hour flight home) and need to buy an airline approved cat carrier. I will be taking her as a carry-on on so it needs to fit under the seat. I havn't been able to decide if a soft carrier or hard carrier is better. I'm afraid she will scratch or bite through the mesh on a soft carrier but i also am worried about lugging around a hard carrier with all of my other luggage throughout the airport. any suggestions? Also, has anyone else flown with a cat before? how did it go?
    thanks! [​IMG]
  2. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I'm sorry that I'm no help, but I wanted to say travel safe!
  3. FlaRocky

    FlaRocky Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would go with a hard plastic one. Check with airline for size under seat. The hard plastic one will protect your cat from accidents and getting squashed in a pinch.
    The soft one could allow the cat to get injured if you set down and someone steps wrong or sets a bag on it.

    Have always used hard plastic crates for transport, much safer that way. I will take bulk any day to protect my guys.

  4. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2011
    If you're worried about the cat biting or clawing through the mesh, don't worry. Although I have never flown with mine, I have driven 6 hours with mine in a soft carrier. They did fine. I will warn you: The cat may cry when it goes in the carrier.

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