This story was updated October 2018.
This is an important story I wanted to write for a long time. It’s about strollers and how to decide when is a pet stroller the best choice for your paralyzed dog. Somewhere along the line, I realized that for many pet parents the idea of transitioning your paralyzed dog from a wheelchair to a stroller is a sign of failure and it had a stigma attached to it.
I think that belief is partly due to the fact that we know how important exercise is for the health of our disabled pets. The concept of pushing them around in a stroller seems like the exact opposite of what we should be doing.
And I believe we secretly tell ourselves that if our dog can use a wheelchair they are doing well, even though they can’t walk. Unfortunately life doesn’t always work the way we hope and one day your dog might reach the point when they don’t have the strength or balance to use their cart. That’s what happened to my dog. This story will help you be prepared…. just in case. [Read more…]