Top 5 Car Seats for Small Dogs

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Travel Carriers (Soft)
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If you already use a trendy travel bag to tote your pup around town, then he might prefer riding in a soft travel carrier. However, not all soft pet transporters are created equal. Your dog might look chic in a designer doggie bag while you shop for shoes, but those carriers usually offer little protection in a car crash because of their soft nature. Instead, look for a carrier that has enough structure to hold up against an impact. Some manufacturers offer bags that are soft on the sides but hard on the top and bottom -- these hold up and provide an additional layer of protection from any sudden movements. Make sure any carrier you pick is well-ventilated with mesh openings, and always keep it closed so that the dog won't fall out or jump out during an accident.

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