Best TSA-Approved Pet Carriers

Updated December 2019
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Flying with pets can be difficult enough, but then you need to figure in that every airline has different regulations covering everything from carrier size to the materials that the carrier should be constructed from. TSA-approved pet carriers take much of the guesswork out of this. When buying one, search for a carrier that is solidly constructed and ventilated. It should have some sort of absorbent pad for accidents, in addition to pockets to store treats, vet info, and other travel supplies. Other features that can improve your trip include padded carry straps and collapsible food/water bowls. Even with an approved carrier, always check with the airline about their specific rules concerning flying with pets.

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