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How to Select the Best Pet Stroller
If you’re shopping for a pet stroller, it is important to choose a pet stroller that suits the size of your dog as well as your intended use. Even the best, top-of-the-line pet stroller is of no worth if you don’t use it. For example, if you select a heavy-duty all-terrain pet stroller, you won’t be happy if your goal is a lightweight portable pet stroller for quick shopping trips. When you select the right pet stroller, you and your pet will get maximum enjoyment from your investment. Some factors to consider when choosing a pet stroller:
Size: How big is your dog? You will want to consider both the physical size and the weight of your dog. The cabin of the pet stroller should be large enough for your dog to comfortably stand, sit down and move around, yet not so large that your dog doesn’t feel secure inside. Most pet strollers will specify the maximum pet weight that the pet stroller can accommodate, as well as the interior dimensions of the pet stroller cabin.
Intended Use: Do you plan on taking the pet stroller off-road, or will it be used strictly on paved sidewalks and trails? How far will you be going with the pet stroller? If your pet stroller will get heavy use, or travel many miles, look for heavy-duty construction that will hold up well. Are you going to jog with the pet stroller? Strollers with three wheels are easier to steer when jogging, and some pet strollers have a feature which allows you to lock the front wheel of the pet stroller for more stability when jogging or going over rough terrain. Will you be transporting the pet stroller in your car? If so, you may wish to choose a smaller lightweight portable stroller that you can fold down easily and place in your car trunk or back seat.
Larger wheels are more stable over rough terrain, make for a smoother ride, and are usually more durable. Smaller wheels are lighter weight, but are best only on smooth paved trails or sidewalks. Most pet strollers are equipped with solid tires, but inflatable tires provide an even more comfortable ride. A pet stroller with shock absorbers will also make for a more cushioned ride for your pet, and will be easier on the person pushing the pet stroller.
A little bit of thought before you purchase your pet stroller will ensure your purchase meets your lifestyle, fits your pet, and that you and your dog will get maximum use and enjoyment from the pet stroller.
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