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The PetEgo Bike Leashes

Now that three, actually four PetEgo Bike Leashes are on the market, we can look at them together.

The Walky Dog bike leash got good reviews in the beginning, but then reports started coming in that the bungee cord was fraying from repeated pulling by the dogs. Another criticism was that the clip used to connect to your dog’s leash or harness was not strong enough. PetEgo responded and created the Walky Dog Plus. This bike leash uses a heavier metal, a stronger cord that doesn’t fray, a larger, stronger clip, and more precise construction. The tow bar clips in and out of the clamp (the part that attaches to the seat post of your bike) smoothly and with one hand. This leash is recommended for dogs that weigh 40 – 50 pounds or more.

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The Cycleash is constructed of aluminum and is secured to the seat post block with a safety clip. The seat post block has the option to run a dog on both sides of your bike. You would just need to purchase an extra tow bar. Reviews of the Cycleash have been mostly positive. There are reports that if you dog pulls too hard then the bike seat turns. Another person reported that the seat post block turns when the dog pulls too hard. Most report that their dog safely runs behind the front tire, even on inside turns. This dog leash is recommended for dogs weighing 35 pounds or more.

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The newest PetEgo bike leash is the Springlead. This leash uses an 8mm steel spring with a short, nylon lead at the bottom. The spring greatly reduces any tugging felt by the rider from the dog. You can run two dogs with the Springlead with the purchase of an additional leash bar.  The curved leash bar is made of stainless steel and the seat post connector is made of galvanized steel. Reviews of the Springlead are mostly positive. Some are reporting that the leash is too low to the ground for the larger dog. This leash is designed with a short lead so that the dog does not have enough room to veer into the path of the bike tires.

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Find Dog Bike Leashes at PerfectPetStroller.com

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Best Dog Bike Leashes

When you go out biking, you do not need to leave your dog at home. Bike leashes of the past left you worrying about whether your dog will get in the way of your tires and cause an accident. Pet Ego makes two dog bike leashes designed for a safe and fun outing with your pet.

The WalkyDog Bicycle Leash attaches to the seat post of your bike. It extends away from the bike, a maximum of 12 inches, and then your dog is able to run next to the bike, not into it.

The WalkyDog has an optional attachment for the rear axle of your bike. Dogs who are smaller might prefer the Low Rider.

The Cycleash is a brand  new product from Pet Ego. The Cycleash uses shockless TPR technology, basically a bungee cord, to ensure a comfortable ride for you and an enjoyable run for your dog. It is different from other bike leashes in that it has an ergonomic curved bar. You can actually ride with a dog on each side of your bike with the Cycleash, you would just need to purchase an extra bar.

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It is recommended that you only use a bicycle leash for dogs that weigh over 20 pounds. Bike leashes are designed to accommodate the dog that pulls hard on a leash so that your ride continues on smoothly. You only need to clip the bike leash to your dog’s collar, but some dogs prefer being connected by way of a harness.

Pet Ego products are available at: www.PerfectPetStroller.com

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Dog Food of Choice

With more than half of the dogs and cats living in our homes being overweight, efforts need to be made to get our pets in shape. There are so many dogs foods available, but one of the best is Innova. The first two ingredients in Innova dog food are Turkey and Chicken, not “meat.” Innova, made by Natura Pet uses real fruits and vegetables,  whole grain barley and brown rice in their foods. Because of its protein-rich content, my dogs need to eat so much less. My dogs love to eat this food!

For comparison, below is a list of the first handful of ingredients from Purina Beneful Original, just a random comparison, and then the ingredients from Innova Adult Dog Food:

Beneful: Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy flour, water, meat and bone meal

  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Barley
  • Brown Rice
  • Potato
  • Rice
  • Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a Natural Source of Vitamin E)
  • Flaxseed
  • Natural Flavors
  • Herring

There’s no comparison, right? Well, for many people it comes down to cost. A 30 lb bag of Beneful costs $35 while a 30 lb bag of Innova costs $50. However, because other dog foods have more fat and less quality proteins, it seems that you have to feed your dog more of those foods. A 20 lb dog eating Innova needs 1 1/8 cups per day. This healthy food fills them up for a longer period of time. I feel good knowing that my dogs are eating real food and they are not overweight.

 

Pet Ego makes the WalkyDog and Cycleash, both hands-free leashes that attach to your bicycle. Click Here to learn more.