Travel Crates - Recommendations and Final Thoughts


This is part three, the final part of a study that makes an extensive investigatoin of the safety of pet travel crates and 'crash testing'. Here I look at the CPS test reults, give my crate recommendations and conclude with a pointed critique of the CPS test process.. The entire study is available as a single white paper in our research section.

CPS 2015 Study Test Results

ProLine Milan

So lets look at what CPS found out in their testing of the ProLine Milan and MIM Variocage crates.

CPS tested a ProLine Milan model - there is no mention of sizing (S, M or L). The ProLine Condor I had selected is in the same product line as the Milan but is slightly taller and not quite as long.

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published on November 1 2015 Category: news

Travel Crates - Pet Safety Theater!


This is part two of a three part study that makes an extensive investigatoin of the safety of pet travel crates and 'crash testing'. Here I examine the limited crash testing results available and come away with some very serious concerns. The entire study will be available as a single white paper after part three is published. Revised 2015-11-05 to include 2 additional photos of d-rings and anchors.

Crash Test Reports

Much of the previous analysis is based on product literature and visual appearance. Augmenting that with actual crash testing data would give me more confidence in my final determination.

Both the ProLine and the MIM Variocage have undergone some type of crash testing by a third party at the request of the manufacturer. I utilized the manufacturer and testing company websites to better understand the methodologies used and the test results.

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published on October 31 2015 Category: news - Tags: cps, crates, crash, testing, variocage, gunner, kennebec, trixie, proline

Pet Travel Crates - Help!


This is part one of a three part study that makes an extensive investigatoin of the safety of pet travel crates and 'crash testing'. The entire study will be available as a single white paper after part three is published.

Have you ever been roped into helping out a friend only to find yourself spending far more time on their problem than you ever expected? I can chalk one up thanks to a recent phone call with a college friend. That conversation some how veered from sports to family vacation plans onto traveling with a dog and his utter exasperation of how best to handle a 65lb bundle of energy for hours at a time inside a SUV.

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published on October 30 2015 Category: news - Tags: crates, midwest, goodideas, trixie, proline, mim, cps, safety, crashtest

Kid treats are dangerous pet treats


It's the spooky time of year again and while great fun for kids and adults who act like kids, Halloween can be a frightening, even deadly, time to be a pet. Unfortunately, a lot of those candy treats we humans love so much are also tempting for our furry friends.

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published on October 23 2015

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