We love our cats, they are so entertaining, curious and busy! What makes them so special? Have you ever been licked by your kitty? They have barbs on their tongue and this is why their tongue is not very smooth and wet. The rear-facing protrusions help cats lap up water and snag the last morsel of food from the bowl. The barbs also help cats remove loose patches of fur or dead skin from their bodies.
Cats can right themselves when falling. This is a vestibular reflex that reportedly kicks in during a fall from one foot or higher. A 1987 study documented that cats were able to survive a fall from 7 stories high.
Cats have the largest eyes of any mammal relative to their size. Cats can see with only one-sixth of the amount of light humans can for two reasons: They have more rods in their retinas than we do, and they have a tapetum lucidum, which is a reflective layer of tissue at the back of the eye that creates that unusual glow at night.
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This sturdy bike basket will hold pets up to 15 pounds! There are plenty of bike carriers for pets, but this one is among the most stable. The Walky Pet Bike Basket uses the trusty Klickfix bicycle handle bar adapter to connect the carrier.
The Klickfix adapter is designed to fit most handle bars (22mm-26mm) and is well-known for its stability. There is a cable that connects to the handle bar, after the Klickfix is “clicked on,” that keeps the bike basket from tipping downward. Instability is the main complaint for many bike carriers for pets on the market.
The Walky basket has an adjustable shoulder strap that allows you to use the basket as a pet carrier. Keep the top mesh window closed or unzip it. There is a short leash inside the carrier to keep your pet from jumping out of the basket.
The high quality nylon fabric used for the carrier allows you to easily spot clean when necessary. Take advantage of the several storage compartments, including a spot for a water bottle. The Walky basket is quite roomy (15.5″L x 14.5″W x 10″D), but be sure to measure your pet in the sitting position. It is most often the case that pets like to look out of the carrier and enjoy the scenery!
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Many people ask me what the big deal is about zipping or not zipping up a pet stroller. There are people who feel that their pet is more secure in a stroller with a zipper that runs from side to side. However, there are also people who want to be able to hold their pet in one hand and open the stroller cabin with the other. I truly think you can do this with a Zip or a No- Zip stroller, but it comes down to preference. Your pet is safe in either type of stroller. Each is also equipped with at least one safety leash inside the cabin.
The No-Zip strollers have a locking clasp that connects the stroller canopy to the cabin. The cabins in the No-Zip stroller have an elevated paw rest that has a hidden metal bar around the rim. Many pets enjoy putting their paws up on the cabin frame to let the wind blow in their faces. The stroller with zippers can either have the same type of cabin with the elevated paw rest, or the zippered mesh comes all the way down to the bottom of the cabin.
The Gen7Pets Jogger is an example of a zippered stroller with a cabin that has a paw rest.
The Pet Gear No-Zip Jogger is an example of a clasp closing stroller:
The PetZip Happy Trailer is an example of a zipping stroller that does not have a paw rest:
So, it is really it is for you to decide which style would suit you and your pet the best!
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Since my last post that talked about great bulldog strollers, two more sturdy strollers have come out: The Pet Gear Double stroller and the Gen7Pets Jogger stroller. The Jogger will carry 75 pounds of bulldog and the Double will hold up to 90 pounds.
Both of these strollers have a sturdy base that will support solid, heavy dogs like the bulldog. the strollers both have a cozy cabin and plenty of windows.
The Gen7Pets Jogger has EVA foam tires, otherwise known as “never-flat” tires. The Pet Gear Double stroller has 12 inch air-filled tires. The tires can quickly be released should you desire to take them off for storage or for putting into the car. The Double comes with an air-pump, and also with a weather cover for those days you get caught in the rain.
Both strollers have superior handle height; the Jogger is 40 inches high and the Double is 42 inches high. This is helpful if you choose to jog or walk quickly with your dog, because your feet won’t kick the wheels.