The motivation to get outside and an exercise often comes when you look into your dog’s eyes. There is nothing better than having a partner while walking, running or biking. Many large dogs aren’t able to make that long run or walk, due to age or injury, but still want to come along. DoggyRide, PetEgo, and Solvit each make a pet cabin that you can use as a bike trailer or as a stroller. You can purchase all three as just a pet bike trailer and add on the stroller kit. Doggyride has the option to buy only the stroller or only the bike trailer.
Comfort Wagon –
DoggyRide Novel Trailer
Solvit Houndabout –
All three trailers ride on air-filled tires. This is desired in a bike trailer because the air-filled tires will do a good job of gripping the ground and keeping the trailer steady while in motion. All three have cabins that fold easily and the tires quickly release to come off the cabin. Solvit has a Medium and Large size and the large will hold 110 pounds. Doggyride Novel comes in two colors and has the option to choose a regular stroller kit or the jogger wheel. PetEgo Comfort Wagon has a Medium and Large Size and can carry 165 pounds.
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Solvit Pet Products, based out of Arlington, Texas have been manufacturing products including bike trailers, ramps, lifting aids, car seats and cat play structures for 10 years.
One of their most popular items, the Houndabout Bike Trailer, has a brand new design. The frame is made of rust-proof aluminum, and the cabin has been redesigned so your dog will have better visibility and more “headroom”.
Using a bicycle trailer to exercise with your pet eliminates any guilt you might have about enjoying the outdoors without your buddy! The trailer comes folded up and assembly is not labor intensive. The tow bar attaches to your rear axle and you’re ready to go. The medium trailer, with 16″ air-filled tires, is for pets up to 50 lbs and the large trailer, with 20″ air-filled tires, is for pets up to 110 lbs.
Both Houndabout II trailers can be converted to a stroller in about a minute. The aluminum stroller kit, consisting of a padded handlebar, swiveling front wheel, parking brake and cup holder, must be purchased separately from the bike trailer.
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Generally speaking, dogs are not bothered by cold weather. Dogs are homoiothermic, or warm-blooded animals, and their body temperatures remain pretty constant regardless of the temperature in their environment. Fur protects and insulates a dog’s body from heat loss or heat gain. However, toy dogs with little fur may feel the effects of cold air. It is also not wise for puppies to stay outside in the cold for longer than necessary.
A normal body temperature for dogs is between 100.5 degrees and 102.5 degrees F, with an average of 101.3 degrees. If a dog feels hot he pants, and if he feels cold he shivers. Dogs are able to warms themselves by curling up, and they usually change positions, or stretch out, to cool down a little.
Humans often perceive that a dog is cold and needs to be dressed warmly. Sweaters, hats, jackets and booties are popular wardrobe items for dogs. Many veterinarians do not advocate for pets wearing clothes, but if owners decide to, a pet only needs to be covered from mid chest to the base of the tail. It is possible for dogs to get frostbite, typically on the tips of their ears or the tips of their tails. It is important to keep the fur between their foot pads trimmed so ice balls don’t form and cause their pads to crack or get irritated.
Dogs, and owners alike, may choose not to be outside in the cold for an extended period of time. If you are an owner who exercises outside, in any weather condition, then a little cold won’t get in your way. Your dog may only walk or run for a short distance and then he can ride in a stroller for the rest of the way. Many pet strollers have compartments that can be closed up so your dog is shielded from the cold wind. Staying active keeps us and our dogs happy and healthy all year long!
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