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Big Dogs in Strollers?

What? Who would ever think a big dog would need a stroller? After talking with many people at an animal shelter fundraiser this weekend, that was the question most often asked. So many people are active with their pets and/or avid exercisers that a pet stroller would never come up on the radar.

A big revelation for people was the bicycle trailer for pets. Long bike rides are hard on the paws of the dog that is running beside you. A bike trailer allows you to keep on riding and rest you weary dog. The same goes for the runners. Some dogs will run all day, but many need some rest. Whether overheated, irritated paw pads, or just plain old tired, a little riding is a blessing.

Doggyride makes the perfect stroller for the avid runner. The Original and Novel Jogger-Strollers have a wheel alignment system that keeps the stroller from veering to one side or the other. It is not difficult to calibrate and is very helpful if you have a dog that likes to change positions a lot!

Doggyride uses the same stable cabin for the pet bike trailers. With little effort, you attach the bike trailer to your rear wheel and load up.

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3 Big Dog Stroller Considerations

There are several reasons to lead you to buy a pet stroller for your big dog. One reason is that your big dog is older and less mobile. Although these dogs still need their exercise, they may only be able to run or walk short distances before needing a break.doggyride_novel_joggerstroller

A second reason is an injury to your big dog. This is surely a temporary set back, but a pet stroller can be part of the rehabilitation program for your dog. Enjoying the outdoors is a much better option than lying in the house for 6-8 weeks.

A third reason is that you, the owner, are getting older, have an injury, or had surgery. Walking your big dog on a leash might not be feasible for long periods and a pet stroller will ease the strain.

Dogs enjoy the outdoor experience, and there is nothing better than spending time outside as long as possible. A pet stroller will give your big dog a break, or you, while you keep on moving.


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How Pet Strollers Help Injured Dogs Recover

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.Injured Dog

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 NV

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.


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7 Reasons To Use a Stroller for Your Large Dog

011_Medium_Strolling_Kit_with_Trailer_hero (1)When most people think about pet strollers, they certainly don’t imagine that a large dog would ever need to be in one. The truth is many large dogs benefit from a ride in a stroller. Pet strollers designed for the larger dog have a low point of entry so it is easier to help them get inside. Larger dogs tend to prefer to ride closer to the ground because there is a stronger center of gravity.

Large dog strollers have solid suspension systems, which keeps the side-to-side movement to a minimum when the stroller is in motion. They are made with durable, weather-resistant fabric and mesh windows which allows for maximum visibility and enjoyment of the breeze. The front wheels swivel making the strollers easy to maneuver. They also have large, air-filled tires which provide a smooth ride for your large dog. Dog strollers are easy to assemble and will fold-up to fit in the trunk of your car or in the closet of your home. Still, why does your large dog need a stroller?

  1. Many large dogs develop fatty tumors as they age that can inhibit mobility. Your dog that used to be able to run for an hour can barely make it around the block. A pet stroller can be used to give your dog a rest.
  2. As dogs age they often gain weight. Extra weight leads to strain on the joints. This problem can also lead to less mobility due to discomfort. The pet stroller can again come to the rescue by allowing your dog to continue to enjoy the outdoors.
  3. Your dog has broken his leg. You are instructed to not allow him to bear any weight on that leg for several weeks. He still wants to be outside so take him for a ride in a pet stroller. Your dog will be happy to be outside and may even get healthy more quickly.
  4. Your dog recently had a surgical procedure that requires him to rest. A pet stroller will make it easier to take your dog to the vet check-ups he will need.
  5. You are an older pet owner and have trouble walking your large dog on a leash for long distances.
  6. You walk multiple large dogs and one needs a break from the action. You can rotate which dog rests and which ones walk.
  7. Walking your dog on busy city streets, to get to the park, may create safety concerns. Use a pet stroller to get him to the park and then he can run until he drops.

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