A Guide to Choosing the Best Dog Stroller

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Dog strollers were not always so popular. In fact, back in the day, if you wanted to take your pet on a trip, you had to strap them into a carrier or a pram. But times have changed, and we’ve come a long way in terms of what’s available out there. Now, dog strollers are able to help you do exactly that-making all those outdoor activities easier for everybody involved. A dog stroller practically lets you bring (wo}ver your best friend on all of your trips without any additional work on your part.

First off, there is the convenience of bringing your pup along on your daily jog or walk. And by ‘all walks,’ we mean not just the park, but also shopping, visiting tourist spots, visiting relatives and friends, even taking a short nap at home. Your dog will be happy to stay in the fresh air while you run your errands. Of course, you won’t be able to exercise all the muscles in your legs, so you’ll need a good piece of equipment to keep him or her moving, whether it’s a dog stroller or some other type of cart. Dog strollers come in many shapes and sizes, but here are a few basic essentials to keep in mind.

Dog Stroller

A small dog looking at the camera

The most important part of a dog stroller is its wheels. Its recommended weight limit is no more than ten pounds, so just make sure that you choose one that’s made from durable materials. You should also ensure that it’s easy to maneuver and fold for storage. This is especially true when you’re going from a major city to a smaller town or vice versa.

Other highlights of the dog stroller include its handles and tires. The handles come in different shapes, sizes, designs, and colors. Most people prefer leather as it adds style and sophistication. Your choice should also depend on the size and weight of your pet. Large dogs need large handles while small pets may prefer a lighter design.

The next thing you should consider when buying a dog stroller is the carrier, or in other words, its carrier. There are actually a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a carrier for your pup. A great choice would be an included basket with an attached leash. The most common of these carriers is the front carrier, which goes over the front seat of the stroller. Another option would be a side-by-side carrier, which allows the dog stroller to face forward, allowing the owner to look into his or her pup. This type of carrier is preferred by many people because it provides greater visibility and comfort for the pet.

A Much Ado 

A dog sitting on a bench

There are side-by-side and front pet strollers available on the market. These types of strollers have similar features but the only difference is the number of rows of the strollers. Backpack-type dog strollers, on the other hand, have a backpack on one end and a regular seat on the other. These strollers are perfect for traveling. When compared to other types of dog strollers, backpacks are actually the cheapest among all.

Lastly, you have to consider the weight of your pets. For most households, one dog stroller can accommodate up to three pets. Larger pets will need more than one dog stroller, especially if there are several of them living with the owner. However, if you have bigger pets such as cats, you might consider buying two or even more pet gear strollers instead.

Bottom Line 

When shopping for a dog stroller, it is very important that you check out the zippers. Most pet strollers today come with zippers that are both durable and water-resistant. However, not all of them come with zippers that are strong enough to withstand extreme weather conditions and that will not easily get torn. Some zippers, for example, have only one layer of zipper or even none at all. It is also advisable to buy a dog stroller with both front and rear zippers. This is essential especially if you have two or more dogs with you.

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