Winter seems likes it is going to last forever. With snow on the ground in 48 states, what else are you to believe? Cold rain and snow means you need to cover up your pets when taking them for a stroller walk or run. They like the wind and rain even less that you do!
There are dog strollers that come with a weather cover and others that require a separate purchase.
DoggyRide pet strollers and bicycle trailers require a separate purchase of a weather cover. All of the high quality cabins in the DoggyRide line have this accessory available.
The PetZip Happy Trailer comes with a weather cover. This is a versatile pet stroller that also comes with a bike tow bar so you http://perfectpetstroller.com/online-store.html#!/PetZip/c/20858323can quickly change it into a pet bicycle trailer.
Pet Gear has a variety of strollers with a weather cover available for purchase separately: Sportster, Special Edition, Happy Trails, AT3, and the Jogger. The No-Zip NV Stroller has the weather cover included with the purchase price.
Pet Ego has the Comfort Wagon pet bicycle trailer that has an optional weather cover for purchase. This is the only stroller with this option.
Most pet strollers do have windows that can be zippered closed so your pet is protected from the elements. Or, there is a canopy that does a good job protecting your pet from the rain. So no matter which pet stroller you choose, there will be some protection. But if you plan to go on a long journey, it is nice to have the option of a weather cover just in case!
The PetZip Monogram stroller is at the top of the list of trendy pet accessories for design conscious pet owners. I think the dog bone, treat and bowl pattern that adorns the durable tan fabric is a key feature. Or perhaps you prefer the black background with the paws on it.
It might be the three-tier retractable canopy, or the paw rest (18″ high)around the front of the compartment that makes you happy. Two pets will easily fit inside the 24″L x 18″W compartment. There are even two tethers inside the cabin to keep your pets safe. You can choose to secure the mesh screen over the opening to be sure your pets won’t try to jump out of the compartment. You will not have to worry about kicking the tires of this stroller when walking because the handle is nearly 40 inches from the ground. This gives you plenty of room to comfortably walk or jog.
The front double wheel swivels but does not lock. This is important to know because a locked front wheel will perform better on uneven roads. Many people prefer a swiveling front wheel because it allows the stroller to handle easily around curves, aisles and smooth surfaces.
A removable comfort pad inside can be machine washed, which is convenient on days when dirty paws are likely. Your pet can enter the stroller through the back or front of the compartment. The storage basket and parent tray are other handy features of this pet stroller.
The American Chiropractic Association advises us not to carry a bag that weighs more than 10% of our body weight. That means if you weigh 150 lbs, then your bag shouldn’t weigh more than 15 lbs. The problem these days is that people, especially women, carry larger and larger shoulder bags to accommodate their ever-increasing list of must-haves including cell-phone, laptop, make-up, chargers and don’t forget pets. Carrying a bag that weighs more than 10% of your body weight causes unnatural movements of your upper and lower body, causing strain and possibly pain.
Many people are choosing not to worry about fashion and are using backpacks and wheeled carriers to transport their items from place to place. However, backpacks are only a solution if your wear both straps and secure the pack snugly to your back.
When it comes to carrying pets, the shoulder bag is the most commonly seen mode of transport, but carrying your furry friend all day can get uncomfortable for you and for your dog. Modern pet strollers and wheeled carriers are now fashionable as well as functional. Your dog has more room to stretch out, lie down and turn around in a pet stroller, than he or she does in a shoulder carrier. Many pet strollers have removable carriers so your dog can easily be moved to the car, the vet or the airplane.
Lighten the unbalanced load on your back and neck and invest in a pet stroller or wheeled carrier for your favorite little buddy. Keeping your muscles and spine healthy is one key part to remaining active and pain-free.
New from PetZip! The Mochi is a fashionable dog stroller that has a removable carrier. The main stroller is beige and the carrier is either beige or pink with polka dots on the sides. It has a zippered front door and a sunroof that also zips. Both can be retracted and secured open. Your dog may prefer to poke his head out of the door or the window and can do this comfortably.
The carrier has ample space for one dog or two dogs that weigh under 22 pounds. Dimensions of the compartment are: 23″L x 14″W x 15″H. The carrier has a shoulder strap that can be attached and used to transfer your pet into the car, or into the vet’s office.
The stroller frame has a parent tray with two cup holders and a large storage basket. It has eva tires with the front wheel able to turn 360 degrees. The Mochi stroller is simple to maneuver and get through narrow store aisles or through busy city streets.
Stylish is an understatement when referring to this pet stroller. PetZip has a history of designing attractive, high quality dog and cat strollers.
Knowing the personality of your pet will make it easier to choose the right stroller. Frequently people say, “My dog likes to stand up and put his front paws on the edge of the cabin” or “My cat lays down in the stroller so she needs to be able to see out at a lower point.” Some strollers have a compartment that is firm and looks more like a basket while others have fabric and mesh that encompasses the front part of the stroller.
For example, the Pet Gear AT3 and Special Edition strollers have the ability to close up the cabin with a zipper. Your pet has a great view all around him because of the mesh windows.
The PetZip Sports XL and Deluxe 3 in 1 strollers have more of a container-type of cabin so your pet can perch if he likes to do that.
Kyjen’s Outward Hound stroller has a cabin with one foot tall, firm sides.
PetEgo’s Quadro stroller that fits the Pod ILove has a firm basket-style cabin, whereas the Sport Trike, which can utilize the Sport Wagon Bag, has a fabric covering the cabin.
KittyWalk’s strollers are designed more for containment than for your pet being able to poke his head out of the top or side. However, KittyWalk strollers have a 360 degree view and soft fabric sides so your pet won’t miss a thing.
One type of cabin is not superior to any other because it comes down to preference. Some people like the comfort of knowing that their pet is secure inside a zippered fabric and mesh cabin. Others just decide to tether their pet inside the cabin and let them stick their head out of the stroller.
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The oh so handsome bulldog is not exactly built for running marathons. With an average weight of 50 pounds, short legs and a large midsection, the bulldog is the perfect candidate for a pet stroller.
PetZip makes a great, well-made stroller that is ideal for that robust bulldog who will probably tire easily during an outing at the park. The Happy Trailer is a sturdy dog stroller capable of carrying a 75 pound animal. Air-filled tires assures a smooth ride and a swiveling front wheel makes maneuvering a breeze. Your bulldog will have great visibility in the Happy Trailer and plenty of room to sit, stand and lie down. The versatile Happy Trailer comes with an attachment to become a bike trailer.
DoggyRide also makes two great, sturdy dog strollers that are perfect for the full-size bulldog. The Original and Novel strollers have a slightly larger cabin than the Happy Trailer yet hold more weight, 100 and 110 lbs respectively. The Novel has a lightweight, aluminum frame that weighs 8 pounds less that the Original stroller. Both strollers have air-filled tires and a swiveling front wheel. The DoggyRide strollers also have a low-to-the-ground point of entry, making it more accessible for the shorter bulldog to hop inside.
A roomy, sturdy cabin, great visibility and air-filled tires enables your bulldog to have a comfortable ride in a pet stroller.
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You can choose a pet stroller that will carry multiple pets based on the weight that the stroller can hold or the size of the compartment. If you are taking your pets short distances then cabin size may not be of concern, but you might want your pets to be more comfortable during a long journey.
Larger strollers that carry pets 100-150lbs include the Pet Gear Roadster and Expedition, Solvit Houndabout large stroller, and the DoggyRide Novel and Original. They have plenty of room for multiple pets to ride any distance or length of time.
The medium-sized strollers that carry between 50 and 75 lbs include the PetZip Happy Trailer, the Kittywalk Double Decker, 5th Avenue, Original, Royale and Emerald SUV, the Pet Gear AT3 and Jogger and the Solvit Hound About medium stroller.
Smaller strollers that carry 45 pounds or less include the Petzip Walkie, Urban Vogue, 3 in 1 and sport strollers, Pet Gear Special Edition, Sportster and Happy Trails. The small strollers can easily accommodate two pets, but don’t go by weight limit alone.
Another factor to consider is whether the stroller has a safety tether, or more than one tether to clip onto your pet’s leash or collar. The tether is a feature that is important to some people because it will keep your pet centered in case of sudden stops, starts, or turns. A safety tether also allows you to keep the windows open without worrying about the escape of your pet. Some strollers have more than one safety tether, like the PetZip Happy Trailer, which has 3 tether clips, and the PetZip Monogram, which has 2 tether clips.
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