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How to Choose a Pet Stroller

A pet stroller comes in very handy when you want to bring your pet with you, whether it's to the park, a beach, or on a daily jog. Pet strollers are also particularly good for senior pets that have recently had surgery, or are suffering from fatigue, illness, or injury. Also, most pet strollers are waterproof. Before buying a pet stroller, there are many things to consider, including:

  • What size is your pet? You want to make sure that the stroller is a good fit for your four-legged friend so that he or she is comfortable. A stroller that is too small will be cramped and could injure your pet, while one that is too large could cause your pet to jostle around inside. In addition, many pet strollers have specific pet weight limitations, so you should weigh your pet first.
  • How many pets do you have? Some strollers are designed to carry more than one pet, with ample room, multiple leash attachments, and durable materials that can handle wear and tear.

  • What will you use the stroller for? If you're simply going to walk around the neighborhood, a basic stroller is fine. However, if you plan to use the pet stroller for jogging or shopping trips, you may need extra features.

Pet Strollers for cats and small dogs

The Pet Gear Travel Lite Pet Stroller is an excellent choice for people who have a pet or pets under 20 lbs. The stroller has a window on top so your pet can watch the world go by, and a basket and side hook so you can carry bags or groceries. It is simple to fold up, and compact enough to store almost anywhere.

The Happy Trails Pet Stroller supports pets up to 30 lbs. It also contains a "parent" tray for keys, treats, or drinks.

Pet Strollers for larger dogs or multiple pets

The Special Edition Pet Stroller can handle pets that weigh up to 45 lbs. This is also an excellent choice for pet owners with two small pets, as the stroller is roomy and comfortable. You can zip your pet or pets in for safety, or unzip the cover to allow them to view the passing scenery.

The Expedition Pet Stroller supports multiple pets up to a total of 145 lbs. This stroller is ideal for one large dog or several small pets. It is sturdy, durable, easy to handle, and easy to clean. The top also folds down so that it can be stored in your car trunk.

Sport pet strollers

These type of pet strollers have a sportier look and are ideal for more adventurous trips with your pet. Convenient to travel with, the Sport Pet Stroller is lightweight, compact, and easy to fold up. You can use it for a trip to the park, or if you plan to take your pet jogging or hiking with you. It supports one or two small pets up to 15 lbs., and has a cover that you can zip up for nervous pets or fold down for braver pets.

The Roadster Pet Stroller can hold pets up to 100 lbs and has large wheels that are ideal for rough terrain. You might want to use this type of stroller in wintery conditions or for camping trips.

Max's Tip

Measure and weigh your pet first so that you have a good idea of what type of pet stroller you will need.