This article is all about cheap pet strollers. The emphasis is on helping you pick out the right cat or dog stroller for the best price and the best value.
Your Pet is a Wonderful but Expensive Friend
Having a pet can be stress-relieving. When your dog greets you at the door or your cat hops on your lap when you sit down, suddenly the fatigue you’ve had all day simply vanishes.
But pets aren’t cheap. As an owner, there are many responsibilities. You have to feed your dog or your cat the right food so that they will get the essential nutrients. You also have to pick up their poop or clean their litter. If you don’t take care of these things, your house, condominium or apartment can become quite gross.
So, pets are wonderful. They are part of the family but they take time and energy. They can burn up a lot of your money. Furthermore, you want to pamper your pet but you want to buy things for a good price and make life easier for the family. That’s why we’re going to examine cheap pet strollers in the rest of the article.
Some owners spoil their pets by buying them accessories. Just look at Paris Hilton who dresses her Chihuahua with doggie clothes that matches her clothing. She spoils her pup even more by bringing her to red carpet events. Of course, she is a celebrity and we expect this kind of thing.
Nevertheless, many of us are not celebrities. A number of pet owners take their dogs and cats wherever they go. Nowadays, there are pet strollers. Instead of babies inside them, passers-by are surprised to see a dog or a cat staring back at them with wide eyes.
The trick is to find cheap pet strollers that are still high quality. We want the convenience and we want to pamper our pets, but we also want to have enough money left for the mortgage and groceries.
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I’ve seen pet strollers sell for well over $200 and couple into the low $300 range. These are not cheap pet strollers! Fortunately, I have also seen cat and dog strollers for under $100, although not by much.
So, in summary, I’ve seen a range from just under $100 to just over $300. Obviously you’re looking for low cost pet strollers. I’ll spend the rest of the article helping you figure out exactly what is best for your pet and your pocketbook or wallet.
Owners normally want the best for their pets. Especially those owners who regard their dogs and cats as members of the family. Before I share with you the “secrets” of buying a cheap pet stroller, it is better that you know the three major categories of features and functionality which must be considered. These are size, function and appearance.
In general, there are two sizes. Smaller strollers can accommodate your pets weighing up to 27-28 pounds. The larger strollers can carry up to 45 pounds. Get the correct size. You would want your pet to be comfortable in his stroller so he wouldn’t jump out of it, right? Also, keep in mind that there aren’t any really big pet strollers; 45 lbs. is about the upper limit. Even if there were big pet strollers, they would not be cheap!
Let’s next talk about pet stroller functionality. In order for you to fully know what kind of stroller you are looking for, ask yourself these questions:
The answers to these questions will determine what kind of model you should buy. Also, as you want greater features and functions, the price will go up. Find a high quality, multi-purpose cheap pet stroller will be a challenge.
Make sure you know the functions you need before going to your pet store. To lower cost, it is often smart to find strollers that combine these functions. For example, if you want the stroller to also act as a carrier, get a model that has a removable cage and comes with a shoulder strap.
It is also advisable that you get a stroller with the pockets so that you can hold things in it. The straps should have a ring sewn which you attach to your animal’s collar so that he wouldn’t escape. Along these lines, get a stroller that is right for your height. Check if the handle is comfortable for you to reach.
Finally, when selecting a cheap pet stroller, consider appearance. The stroller will make first impression. If you care about this, pay attention to details. Get a stroller that best reflects your personality and also that of your pet. Maybe you want a stroller that matches the color of your car. Or, even your hair! A pet stroller can make you feel like celebrity.
Most strollers don’t come cheap at pet stores. If you do not have the budget for it, you could always turn to eBay. Often, eBay has good strollers for a reasonable price. That often already includes shipping and handling. The downside is reliability of the seller and the shipping times. Plus, you can’t check the quality with your own two hands.
At the end of the way, your cheap pet stroller needs to be good quality. You have to feel comfortable wit it, but so does your pet. You want to get as much value as possible, but don’t leave off important features and designs to save just a few dollars.