“Pooch pouches” are a growing trend in the US and one which the Dogs Trust – the UK’s largest dog welfare charity – fervently hopes will not cross the Atlantic.
The British Veterinary Association agrees. “Pooch pouches are a disaster for dogs,” says president-elect Robin Hargreaves. “Being carried in this way is likely to be very stressful for a dog that can’t get away or take evasive action when it feels threatened.
A “Pooch Pouch” attached to your dogs leash is a great idea so bags are always on hand. Cat owners can help as well by keeping cats confined to their property.