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by Katja Fischer
Transporting animals can be challenging, as the safety and well-being of the animals must be ensured at all times. For this reason, there are a number of products specifically designed for transporting animals.
The most common products for transporting small animals such as dogs, cats or rodents are transport boxes or transport bags. Transport bags come in different forms, e.g. as a backpack, shoulder bag or carrier bag. Transport bags are equipped with straps that allow them to be carried safely over the shoulder or around the waist, while at the same time providing enough space inside for the animal to move around comfortably. Many modern carrier bags even have pockets and compartments for storing food and other items necessary for travelling with pets.
In addition to transport boxes and transport bags, transport cages, seat belts or car seats can also be used to transport animals in the car. Transport cages are available in different sizes and made of different materials to suit different types of animals. Transport cages, car seats, safety belts and partition grids form a fence or partition to other areas in the vehicle, which prevents the animal from moving freely during transport and thus ensures more safety.
Car protection covers and slipcovers can be used to protect the car seats or the boot. For even more comfort and convenience when getting in and out of the car, dog steps or dog ramps can be used.
If you like to take your four-legged friend on bicycle tours, a bicycle basket or bicycle trailer may be the right product, depending on the size of the animal.
Depending on the type of animal to be transported, other, more specialised products may also be required. For example, horses may need a special trailer with padding or a special bridle to keep them comfortable during transport. Birds may require bird cages that provide additional ventilation while providing safe protection from external noise sources.
Regardless of the type of animal being transported, there are products that make transport easier and less stressful for both the pet owner and the animal.