A family holiday is not complete without the family pet tagging along behind. If there is room in the car, the caravan or the accommodating lodge for a four-legged friend then he should be allowed to come too. He can join in with all the fun and games and be a part of those new memories. The problem is that there are some concerns for pet owners whose animals require a dog stroller. If these injured, disabled or elderly pets have trouble getting from the home to the park., can they really come along on a family adventure?They definitely can with the right considerations for their needs and, more importantly, the right pet stroller
There are a number of factors to keep in mind when choosing a pet stroller for a family vacation. First of all, this stroller has to be comfortable and functional enough to handle the destination. It is all well and good having a basic stroller with an open canopy for short trips around town and to the nearby dog park, but what if your family are off to a camp site up in the mountains or a beach side retreat in a sunnier part of the country. There is the chance that this basic model won’t have the wheels, suspension or protective canopy for the job.
There are models that are much better suited to sand, rough trails and grassy walks with their all-terrain wheels, tyres and suspension for a smooth ride. In addition to this, you will need a model with the right canopy. You need to be prepared for all types of weather. Those going to hotter areas need to provide enough shade and sun protection for pets, especially those brachycephalic breeds that struggle to breath and small breeds that struggle with temperature regulation. They also need plenty of breathable mesh for a cool breeze and protection from insects. At the same time, it helps if this canopy is waterproof on those campsites.
Then there is the issue of getting this stroller up to the campsite or resort on the first place
If you are packing up the car with all the luggage, and family members, the last thing that you want is a stroller that takes up a lot of room. Thankfully, there are many models that are collapsible for ease of transportation. Some also achieve this with a quick, one-handed motion, so you can still hold onto the dog. Look at the models that say “5-second assembly” – but don’t necessarily time them.
Finally, you need to remember that if this is a whole new contraption bought especially for the holiday, if pays to buy it in advance and to give your dog time to get used to it. They may initially find it all a little strange and disconcerting if they aren’t used to the feel, enclosure or even the smell of this new one. Take the time to make them comfortable before the trip and be sure to shop around for the right model that will provide ease of use, easy transportation and all the right features for the holiday location.