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Wagons/Strollers for Giant Breed Dogs?
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Hi there. I have a 130lb Dane/Mastiff Mix named Wrigley who is 5.5 years old.  She was just diagnosed with osteosarcoma.  We are a young family and relatively active and Wrig is used to long walks and hiking.  We decided to go with amputation and chemo and have come to terms with that–surgery is scheduled for Tuesday.  I wanted to get some sort of wagon for when she gets tired so she can still enjoy time outside with us and some level of activity.  I know she will adjust to 3 legs but from what I can tell it takes a lot more energy to get around and especially with the chemo she likely won’t have the stamina she used to.  I bought a radio flyer 3 in 1 wagon with all road tires to see if she could ride in it but honestly it is just a bit too small.  All of the pet wagons and strollers seem even smaller than that and most have a closed in top which would really make her cramped inside.  I just wanted to see if anyone with a giant breed dog has used a wagon and if so, could recommend it?  Thank you so much!

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4 September 2019 - 1:40 pm
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Hi Wrigley and family, welcome! Please let us know how we can best support you in your new life on three, we are here for you.

Pet strollers are such a great idea, we highly recommend them. Check out all our pet stroller reviews in the Tripawds Gear blog . I’m pretty sure you’ll find at least one that works for a big gal. Let us know what you decide, and keep us posted on how things are going!

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4 September 2019 - 8:44 pm
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Please share if you find something … like you I tried looking and unfortunately came up empty with something big enough for our 50 kg dane. We tried a flyer as well … but it was too small. 

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I have a client that modified a garden cart/wagon; it has 4 large all-terrain tires to make it easier to roll and slats on the sides.  It is green so maybe a John-Deer?  I will see if I can find more info….


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