What Are Dog Strollers?
Dog strollers are relatively new in the dog accessory market, but these are one of the fastest growing products for pet owners around the world. Dog owners have really enjoyed how convenient they are to use and particularly how they have made their lives easier. This combination and the fact that they are almost a fashion accessory for some has made these pet strollers the must have doggie accessory.
Strollers are now being used for pets who may benefit from them for many different reasons we will be discussing in this article.
Dog strollers make it easier
Dog strollers make it easier to take your dog places. Whether you’re going for your daily walk or something more of an outing a dog stroller represents a home for your dog for the activity. Maybe your are taking your dog to the vet, or to an outdoor event like a concert or just to a restaurant your dog will have a safe and familiar place to rest.
The stroller provides shelter and will keep your dog from getting too much sun or getting wet in the rain.
Safety and security for your pet
A dog stroller provides your dog with a nice barrier from other possibly aggressive animals.
Many small breeds of dog become quite anxious around larger animals and need the reassurance that their stroller provides. They also enjoy the elevated outlook that the stroller gives them.
You can almost see the smile on their face when they are going for a ride in their stroller
A dog stroller will let you secure your pet in an emergency and make it easier to take your pet with you wherever you go.
Dog strollers protect your pets delicate paws.Many people forget just how hot the pavement can become in the summer heat, because they are wearing shoes that provides a barrier to the heat from the pavement. Unfortunately your dog is not wearing booties to protect their paws.
In the summer time the scorching pavement can burn the paws of your dog. In the winter, they may have to walk through frozen snow and slush.
Putting your dog in a stroller gives them some relief from the elements and protects their paws.
Older or less mobile dogs
Dog strollers give older dogs or injured dogs or disabled dogs the chance to get fresh air and sunshine.
If your dog has mobility problems you can use a dog stroller to give your dog a walk again. And if you want to take a break your dog can nap in the stroller.
Taking your dog with you in a dog stroller will make sure that your dog has a familiar and secluded place to nap without any fuss.
Improve your exercise
You can get better exercise. Your dog may have trouble keeping up with you when you go walking or running as many smaller dogs do.
A dog stroller gives you flexibility, you can bring a stroller with you and let your dog ride when he or she gets tired. That way you can get the exercise you want and your dog can still enjoy some outdoor time too.
What types of pet strollers are available
Now that you know some of the benefits of having a dog stroller let’s break down some of the most popular types and models of strollers so you can find the doggie stroller that will work best for you.
Before we get into the details about everything you need to know about dog strollers before you buy one of these items, let’s have a look at what is available on the market today.
Doggie strollers come in a range of sizes and styles.
A dog stroller for a medium dog will be much different than a dog stroller for a large dog and so on.
Strollers for small dogs are compact and easily stored. They are the perfect size for small breeds to curl up into. Yet still provide enough space for your pet to move around and get comfortable.
These strollers are ideal for toy breeds and miniature breeds, like Yorkies and Chihuahuas.
Most manufacturers have strollers for dogs up to 25-30lbs, these strollers we have classified as for small dogs.
There are also medium size strollers
Medium strollers are ideal for dogs up to 30-60 pounds. They’re not too small and not too big.
You could also fit two smaller dogs into a medium-sized stroller.
Some manufacturers even have strollers with a capacity for 100lbs. These are big strollers and are suitable for large dogs or even a couple of medium size dogs.