Having a dog or pet stroller does not only look cute but also has a more practical purpose as well. Dogs that have recently had surgery or old dogs with joint pain having trouble walking get facilitated by using a stroller. It helps to avoid any stress or strain on the joints of the pet and is useful to take them around the place. It is very convenient to keep them contained and also helps to keep them company when you need to travel.
There are a wide variety of pet strollers suited to all sizes and breeds of dogs and other pets. When deciding to buy a good pet stroller come of the features to consider include:
Purpose: One of the most important factors to consider is the purpose for which you will use the stroller. If you plan only to use it to walk with the pet any kind of basic stroller will fit the bill. But if you plan to use it when going jogging or even shopping, you will have to find a stroller that comes with purpose-built features.
The dog’s size: The first thing to consider is the size of the pet. Dog strollers are available in different dimensions to suit dogs of different sizes. It must be a snug fit and comfortable for your darling pooch to sit in. Any stroller that does not match the size of the pet may pose the risk of injury to the pet. If too spacious the pet might get jostled around the inside. As many of these come with weight restrictions, the dog’s weight needs consideration.
The number of pets: In the event, there is more than one pet at home a larger stroller would be the best. Some manufacturers also offer strollers that can carry more than one pet. They come equipped with ample space, and made from durable material (to withstand wear and tear) and also have multiple leash attachments.
Examine the safety features: If you plan to take the dog to a new and unfamiliar place in the stroller, it can be stressful for the dog. Dogs are sensitive getting taken to unfamiliar surroundings and may get stressed. Therefore, it is essential to check the safety measures available with the stroller. These may include locking wheels, having safety harnesses etc. Once satisfied that the stroller has all the necessary safety measures in place, you could consider buying it.
Quality of materials used: The quality of the stroller you plan to buy should be top notch. As mentioned if you intend to take the walk on a normal walk, an inexpensive stroller will serve the purpose. However, if you plan to use it extensively for more rigorous activities you need to invest in a high-end stroller, capable of withstanding rough use over a period of time.
You can choose to buy a pet stroller from a regular pet shop or buy it online. There are a good variety of strollers at some very attractive prices available with retailers online.