The ultimate pet travel stroller system comes to us from PetEgo. PetEgo was created in 2004 as a combination of three companies: United Pets, La Cinopelca and EGR. They are located in Chicago, IL and manufacture all things pet: travel products, sleeping items, strollers, apparel, leashes and more!
Pet Ego makes several truly classy pet strollers, and the Quadro Stroller System is one example. It begins with the lightweight aluminum stroller frame, then you add on the other components. The dimensions of this easily maneuverable stroller are: 29” H x 32” W x 36” D. With one hand you can swiftly make your way through narrow aisles or crowded streets. The Quadro is meant to carry one or two Pod ILove carriers or Pod ILove baskets and a maximum of 15 pounds. If you choose to use two carriers, be sure to evenly distribute the weight of your pet and/or purchases between them.
The Pod ILove carrier is a versatile stroller and bike carrier, car seat and shoulder carrier. The Pod ILove basket can be connected to the stroller or bike, or used as a shoulder carrier. The Quadro stroller frame comes with one frame clip and any additional clips can be purchased separately. These clips securely attach the Pod ILove basket and/or carrier to the stroller frame. There is a separate bicycle connection that allows you to attach the basket or carrier to the handle bars of just about any bicycle.
Contrary to popular belief, Min Pins are not miniature Doberman Pinschers. They are believed to be a cross between a Dachshund and an Italian Greyhound, and are a descendant of the German Pinscher. Min Pins are referred to as “King of the Toys,” and they will gladly take the position of king, or queen, of your household. They are very confident, strong-willed dogs who like to think they are big dogs. At 8-11 pounds and 10-12.5 inches in height, the Min Pin’s gait has been compared to a prance. Their average life span is 14-17 years and they are very loyal to their humans. They will happily occupy the space on your lap and cuddle up close.
One thing to be cautious of is that these dogs like to run. One reason Min Pins end up in shelters is because they have run far from home. They are also stubborn to train, do not like cats and will try to dominate other dogs. Small children who do not know how to play with dogs generally aren’t a good fit with the Min Pin. These dogs have such small legs that can break easily if a child were to mishandle the dog or fall onto it.
Min Pins do not like to be left alone for long periods of time. They can become destructive and may bark excessively. Min Pins like to be on the go. They do well when taken out and allowed to socialize. You can take your Min Pin shopping, to the park or just around town to interact with and be handled by others.
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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