Though at times we can go overboard while shopping, as with shopping for our children, due to new items on the store shelves. It can become a money issue as well as a non-essential issue. Does Fifi need shoes? Does spot need twenty chew toys? These are important questions to ask yourself.
If you have a little dog, as do I, shopping for clothes, little shoes, etc. can be a hazard. You’ll not only spend too much money but get many things your pet does not need. Included in this would be a pet stroller. These are neat inventions, yes, but are they totally necessary? Lets explore the pros and cons to pet strollers.
Here we will start with the pros. To me, there are not many. Having the stroller is either for style or a long trip. With this think about it, a nice fancy stroller goes with the whole Paris Hilton vibe. Makes many look rich. Does the dog care to look rich? Probably not. Though this is a pro for people. Now I do find it logical to have a pet stroller for your small pet for one reason, long hikes. Now, a small pet cannot be strained on a long hike. Especially during the summer months. So I would find it necessary.
The cons to a pet stroller are, their an animal. Animals do not need to be in stroller. There confining, the animal doesn’t get the needed exercise, and they need the outdoor interaction on walks and outdoor adventures.This will make your pet gain unhealthy weight, become lazy, and feel confined. Sitting in a stroller can be boring. Think about it. Your dog has been in the house all day. Now you are taking the dog for a walk and it is yet again confined to a closed in area. Not too fun. Keeping our pets healthy is very important to us, so let them get exercise. Also, why waste money on this unneeded item when you can by a new box of bones or get a new collar. There is a list of possibilities.
Now personally I go toward the side of not needing them. I feel a animal is an animal it needs to feel that instinct a bit. Get to use its energy and feel a tad bit of freedom. Like I said I do find it necessary for those small pets on long walks and hikes to have one due to wearing itself out. So my basic advice just let your family friend be an animal! My concern, their health.