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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-04-2015, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Carrier suggestions

I have 2 cats that both weight 7.5 lbs and are a little over 1 year old, close to 1.5. I'd like to take them in the same carrier to the vet. Every time I look at carriers at the store, I can't make a decision!

So, can anyone suggest a specific carrier that would work?

The one I have is now to small for either of them.
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For 2 cats, you could just get a small dog crate. They have them at any pet store. I'm not sure of the brand that I used for my dogs because I let someone borrow it.


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I have one like this, but I'm pretty sure mine is larger. I love it, I put the twins in there together.



If you google "soft large cat carriers" you'll get a lot of ideas.

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Thanks. I can find a lot of them but I don't know how big it should be! Do you know about how big yours is?

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I've been using this for my two kitties trip to the vet:


(except my top is brown instead of blue, but currently the brown costs a lot more!)

Granted, it's big, bulky, and heavy (especially with 2 ten pounders inside), but they fit and cuddle close to the other during the short ride to the vet clinic. If however, your vet is a long ride, you might consider something bigger.

I'd love to get a soft carrier, but my kitties would nibble and claw at the mesh or other parts of the fabric, I'm sure. I've had a canvas travel bag they've taken a liking to scratching already, so it wouldn't work for me, but I'm sure it works fine for others. Let us know which one you eventually get, I'd be curious to know since I'm always taking my two in even if only one needs to be seen.

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19" high, 18" wide and 24" long. Plenty of room for both bratz. When I visit my vet, I get so many compliments on it. I got it at Bed, Bath & Beyond ($19.00) about 8 years ago, but they haven't sold this one in years. One of my all-time best purchases. I bought two but I haven't seen the other one in ages, I may have let someone borrow it and never got it back.

I've seen some really nice ones for dogs, you might try googling that instead of cats.

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Thanks. I have a little pink one like this and it seems like they should fit. I could never get my other cat in it though because the opening is small and when I tried she splayed her legs out! I see this one has a top door, so maybe it would work. I am a tiny big hesitant to get a cloth bag.

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19" high, 18" wide and 24" long.
Thanks, good to know size at least. I found yours and read some reviews on Amazon. One said it no longer has plywood in the bottom, just a foam mat so they fall into their hole. Ha ha. I could easily add a piece of plywood.

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The top door makes it easy for the anyone to take the kitties out of the carrier. Especially on the vet's exam table. I've had mine since my two were kittens, so it was roomy then. Not so much anymore, but they do keep each other comforted during car rides and when at the clinic lounge where some dogs are, though I try to sit away from the pooches for them.
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The only thing I'll say, is whatever carrier you end up with, make it one that also has the top entry! It is so much easier to get cats in, and out of!!:p
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And the name but the Cat Himself Knows, and will never confess." T.S. Eliot

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Mine doesn't have top entry, but I turn it on its end to drop the cats in.

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