This is a post I have wanted to write for a long time. It is about strollers and how to decide when is a pet stroller the best choice for your paralyzed dog or cat? The story is important to me because I realized that for many pet parents the idea of moving your fur kid from a wheelchair to a stroller has a stigma attached to it. I think it’s due to the fact that we know how important regular exercise is for the health of our disabled pets and the concept of pushing them around in a stroller seems like the exact opposite of what we should be doing.
That’s why we love dog wheelchairs so much. It is a sign that our pet is doing well even with the circumstances of paralysis.
Unfortunately life in the real world 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 and you will need to transition them to a stroller. This doesn’t happen to every dog, but I thought you might like to be aware of the choices available, just in case. And I don’t want any pet parent to feel badly if a stroller becomes the best choice for your paralyzed dog. [Read more…]