Well, I have a few questions about cat carries because in two weeks I'm taking Jake to the vet for his yearly check up and shots. One, do you always use one to take your cat to the vet?? My common sense tells me definitely YES, but some of my friends were saying how they just carry their cat in their hands to the vet.... My next question is, is this cat carrier big enough? I bought this one today it is a pretty standard one- ASPCA carrier in medium size , it was very cheap only $25, but I put it together at home and I feel like it's too small...Jake is a large cat about 20 pounds and he can't really sit in it, he has to duck, which IMO would be very uncomfortable..So I'm thinking of returning it and getting a bigger one....Anyone have any suggestions for an inexpensive cat carrier that will be used just for vet visits??