If you are a person used to being active, then an injury that sidelines you for weeks or months can really take a toll on your mental health. Being physically limited, or stuck on the sofa, might leave you feeling down or even depressed. Over time you feel tired due to inactivity and your muscles suffer some atrophy. A positive mental attitude is one piece of a successful, speedy recovery from an illness or injury.
We can make the leap and say this phenomenon exists in animals as well. A dog that is cooped up in the house for 4-6 weeks while recovering from an injury or surgery will probably experience a type of depression. Dogs are used to walking around and exploring the outdoors. Your dog doesn’t understand what is going on; he just knows he can’t do what he usually does each day.
It’s important to get your dog outside for fresh air in order to keep his spirits high. In addition, dogs that are temporarily immobile will prefer to be with you as much as possible. Getting your dog outside is easy with the use of a pet stroller. There are people who use a pet stroller on a daily basis, and others who put it to use temporarily. The compartment floor of a pet stroller is lined and padded for the comfort of a recovering pet. They are sturdy vehicles where your pet feels safe even when shifting positions inside the compartment. Many pet strollers have large, air-filled tires which create a smooth ride, especially over uneven terrain.
Just as your dog loves to stick his head out of the car window, he can safely poke his head out of a pet stroller. There is at least one tether inside the cabin so your pet’s leash can be attached. Your dog will get to enjoy the breeze on his face while riding in a pet stroller. Getting into a pet stroller is uncomplicated. If you have a larger pet, you will probably choose a stroller with a door closer to the ground. This way your dog can easily step in, or you may have to provide minimal assistance to get him inside the cabin. Small and medium-sized pets can easily be lifted into any style of stroller.
Many pets become distressed when left alone at home for long periods of time. And if you have a dog that is injured then he may have extra stress. Some dogs will chew or lick the affected area if left alone too long. A pet stroller allows you to take your pet with you, even if just for a short errand trip. A stroll around the block gets your pet out of the house and hopefully feeling better soon.