Dog strollers have become increasingly popular among
pet owners who want to bring their furry friends along with them
everywhere they go. And it is no different for Miniature Schnauzer
Whether you have a brand new Miniature Schnauzer puppy who just can't
go the distance on his own yet, or a senior Schnauzer who runs out of
steam halfway through a walk, or if your Schnauzer is somewhat disabled
or suffering from arthritis or hip dysplasia... pet strollers for
dogs can provide all of them the opportunity to still enjoy the great outdoors, like a dog should.
5 Tips for Buying Dog Strollers
Before you run out and buy just any dog stroller here are some buing tips to keep in mind:
Be sure your Miniature Schnauzer will be able to sit, stand, and lay
down comfortably within the compartment. For most Miniature Schnauzers a
pet stroller that is at least 17 inches long, 11 inches wide, and has a
height of 18 inches should suffice, but measure your dog to be sure.
And if you are buying for a puppy, go ahead and purchase the size for an
adult dog so she can grow into it.
Make sure your Miniature Schnauzer is within the weight limits of the
product. This is important for your pet stroller to work efficiently and
last for a long time. A weight limit of 20 pounds is good for a 15
pound Schnauzer but if your Mini is closer to 20 pounds, I would suggest
going to the next weight limit for the product, like 25 pounds, to
ensure proper support and durability.
Type of Stroller: Think about when and where you will be using your pet stroller the most. Do you need a regular lightweight stroller for your dog? small dog jogging stroller? Or something to use during bikes rides with your dog? Or how about a 3 in 1 pet carrier that is a stroller, carrier, and car seat all in one? Each type is made particularly for its use.
Other features to consider: Does it open and close easily? Does it have
extra storage room or a lower storage bin for treats, toys, and
packages? Does it have a handle bar with cup holders? Does it offer a
canopy for shade or a mesh covering to keep bugs out? Is the handle to
floor height at a comfortable level for you or can it be adjusted to
push along comfortably?
Price and Value:
Pet strollers can range in price from $30 to $300. How much you decide
to spend will first depend on the type you need but then you should
reflect on how often you will use it. Do you go on lots of walks or
hikes with your Miniature Schnauzer? Do you take your dog to festivals
and other crowded events (picnics, dog shows)? Will you be able to take
your Schnauzer to more places where previous access would have been
restricted? Do you travel a lot with your Miniature Schnauzer?
are not just for the super pampered pooch anymore, they are for all
dogs. They provide a safe and comfortable transport for your dog. And as
an added bonus, they provide protection for your dog's paws when
walking on icy roads, hot pavements, areas that have been chemically
treated or saltwater roads with sand-spurs, etc.
So the next time
you are out and about with your Mini Schnauzer and she becomes too
tired to continue and so you have to carry her the rest of the way ...
you might just wish you had a pet stroller.