Izzy, my greyhound, has begun to use a pram (stroller) on some walks. She’s got a combination of corns and arthritis; she’ll be 11 in just a few weeks.
The pram is only a recent development, however. We have been on a journey together to manage her aging for the last few years.
So, based on all the questions I get when people see us in our neighborhood, I’m planning a series of posts about Izzy, arthritis, aging, and senior dog care which will draw on my personal experience both with Izzy, and my beloved English Pointer Daisy who preceded her in my life. (plus of course my professional experience as a canine massage and rehab practitioner).
Stay tuned for more posts and be sure to let me know if you have specific issues you’d like me to cover.
Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand
The pram is a great idea for older dogs although I have mainly only ever seen small breeds being wheeled about, it is an idea I will keep in mind next time I have to deal with an older arthritic dog. Pink is definitely Izzy’s colour it looks great with the purple harness.
There are several models of prams for larger dogs but you do have to research them for your needs and availability. The pet stores here only stocked small dog prams and so I imported this one. There were only 2 colour choices: the other was grey and lighter in colour and so I thought it would show the dirt and marks more than the darker tones. Glad you like it!