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Pet Stroller

Discussion in 'Senior Sheltie Health' started by Cindy, May 3, 2018.

  1. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    So Gavin is on a long term at home PT schedule to build up muscle in his hind leg. I want to get a pet stroller so I can walk him farther and just wheel him home when he gets tired as well as wheel him to hills/stairs/etc for short exercises...Any suggestions? He is 35lbs.
     
  2. ghggp

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    Cindy, So sorry that Gavin is struggling. I got a stroller for Mr. Chance and he loved it! Near the end, I took him out when he could no longer stand and walk for any great distances. It was the best money I ever spent. Took hour long walks and he could sniff the air and look around and enjoy himself! I highly recommend them! I took a few photos and also posted a review on Amazon for the product. Chance was 35-40lbs. Unfortunately, Amazon no longer carries that version. However, found this item that looks similar...
    Paw Essentials JX-058 Expedition Pet Stroller

    https://www.amazon.com/review/R27D1ICF2NWP1/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
    Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller for cats and dogs up to 150-pounds.
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  3. Cindy

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  4. ghggp

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    looks good... I think the three wheels might be more maneuverable than the 4 wheel version I had!
     
  5. Sharon7

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    Check with Ann - I remember she posted about a stroller she used that seemed lightweight. I remember thinking about it for Ally. I think it's a great option, Cindy. Hugs to Gavin.
     
  6. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    stability outweighs maneuverability every day!
     
  7. Caro

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    I've got 4 strollers for Mr D. My most recent one is exactly like the one you posted. One I adapted and the other 3 are brought. 2 things you may want to think about - Are you able to lift him in and out? If you aren't you'll need to check how low it is to the ground. Deska likes to get in and out - he likes to walk, rest, walk - so the one I use the most is the one that's easiest for him to get in and out.

    And the second thing is check the weight - this will matter if you are putting it in the car. The one you posted I keep at the front door, it's heavy but I don't need to lift it. I have a lighter one I leave in the car.

    Deska also will not lay down in a stroller so it has to take him standing, and he is really long. My first stroller I got based on his length, but it was really designed for a bigger dog and weighed a lot more than he does. Then my later ones I realised he was happy sticking his head out the front so didn't need to worry about length as much. I also have to walk on uneven surfaces so prefer the ones with inflatable tyres. I've attached a pic in his Dutch Dog stroller. Crappy brakes but easy for him to get in and out and he's close to ground so can sniff at things - I think his fave. Deska dutch dog.jpg
     
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  8. Cindy

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    I like the idea of low to the ground :) He is easily liftable, but I have no idea if he will lay down or not. Guess I will find out! Weight is not an issue, it will be a workout for me as long as it is collapsable. I ran into a neighbor last night, and her older greyhound has lost a lot of muscle mass as well, but not as much as Gavin (or just in one leg)

    Stroller Coming on Monday, so hopefully we can test it out soon :) Condo is being tented next weekend, so things are a bit at 6s and 7s.
     
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  9. Piper's mom

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    My sister has one similar to Caro's and she loves it for her dogs (her dogs are smaller but I think it will hold a larger dog.
     
  10. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    It arrived! a big soft crate on wheels! Was a pain assembling as the material hadn't stretched enough to fit i the handlebar. Gavin laid right down when I put him in and had no issues as I wheeled him up and down the walk.

    I will test it out proper soon. It fits out my front door but it does take up most of the sidewalk, good thing I have a bike path near me!
     

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