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Guide to choosing the best stroller for your dog

the best stroller for dogs

As society evolves, pets such as dogs are becoming an increasingly important part of our lives. So it’s hardly surprising that the pet accessories market is booming, as is the case with dog strollers. In this article, we’ll look at the different types of dog stroller and how to choose the right one for your pet.

The different types of stroller for dogs

choosing a stroller for your dog

There are several types of stroller for dogs to meet the specific needs of each situation. Here are the 3 main categories:

  • Foldable strollers: These strollers are ideal for dog owners who live in flats or don’t have a lot of storage space. They fold up easily and can be stored in a cupboard or transported in the boot of a car.
  • 3-in-1 Strollers: This type of stroller offers several functions in a single piece of equipment. It can be used as a traditional stroller, a carry bag or a removable bicycle basket. This takes up less space and makes it more versatile.
  • Dog trolleys: This option is designed for large dogs in need of a transport solution. Generally sturdier than traditional strollers, they can carry much heavier loads and provide a comfortable space for your pet to travel in.

Why choose a dog stroller over a trolley ?

dog stroller with a golden retriever

The question often arises as to the choice between a dog stroller and a trolley. Although the trolley may seem more suitable for larger dogs, the stroller has several advantages:

  • Manoeuvrability: A dog stroller is generally more manoeuvrable than a trolley, making it easier to get around in tight spaces and urban areas.
  • Aesthetics: Dog strollers often have a neat, attractive design, unlike trolleys, which can be bulkier and less elegant.
  • Safety: The design of a dog stroller and the materials used ensure your pet is protected and safe when out and about.

Choosing the right stroller for your weight capacity

big dog in a small stroller

The weight of your dog is a crucial factor to consider when buying a stroller. In fact, each model has a maximum capacity that must not be exceeded to ensure the durability and safety of the stroller. For example, in the photo above, the dog is too big for this type of stroller:

  • Small dogs (up to 10 kg): Choose a lightweight, compact stroller that’s adapted to your dog’s size and weight. Make sure the passenger compartment is spacious enough to provide a good level of comfort.
  • Medium dog (between 10 and 20 kg): A sturdy model with a larger load capacity is preferable. Also make sure the space inside is large enough to comfortably accommodate your dog.
  • Large dogs (30 kg and over): A large stroller designed specifically for large dogs will be required. In this case, the trolley can be considered as an alternative for these large animals.

Solidity and safety: essential criteria

It’s important not to overlook two key aspects when choosing a dog stroller: sturdiness and safety. Here are a few things to check:

  • Quality materials: Choose a stroller made from hard-wearing, durable materials such as aluminium or steel for the frame and waterproof polyester for the interior.
  • Brakes: Effective brakes on the wheels stop the Stroller in its tracks if necessary, preventing accidents.
  • Harness: A built-in harness keeps your dog in place and prevents it from accidentally jumping or falling out of the stroller when travelling.
  • Window: Choose a stroller with a mesh window to ensure good air circulation while protecting your dog from insects and bad weather.

Choosing the right size stroller: a key factor

stroller for small dog

Finally, it’s crucial to consider the size of the stroller itself. It should be proportionate to your pet’s morphology, i.e. neither too large to provide a safe space, nor too small to risk compressing it and creating health problems in the long term. So make sure you measure carefully before you buy, to ensure your dog is as comfortable as possible.

Can I get a cat stroller for my dog ?

It’s all a question of weight.

Let’s just say that a cat weighs a maximum of 12kg, so if your dog weighs less than 15kg, he’ll be fine in a cat stroller.

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