5 Useful Products for Aging Pets
Your pet deserves all of the same comforts as you. Our four-legged, furry friends are more than just our pets – they are a part of the family! We do everything we can to make sure that they are healthy and happy throughout their short lives. We take them to their vet appointments to make sure they have regular check-ups and all of the shots they need. We feed them a healthy diet and exercise them regularly to make sure they live a long life.
But as our dogs and cats get older, they suffer from many of the same aches and pains as we do. It may become much more difficult for them to enjoy some of the things they once did in their younger years. That’s why we can’t overlook some products to consider as our best furry friends get up there in age.
1. Royal Ramps
One of our pet’s favorite things to do is surely cuddle up next to us in bed or on the couch. But as a pet ages, their joints aren’t as good as they once were. That’s where Royal Ramps foam pet ramps and stairs come in.
Their products are designed to help your pet reach their favorite places in the house without putting extra strain on their aging bodies. You can choose from the stair model which comes in 1-step, 2-step, or 3-step options, or their ramp design. Add this product to your living room or bedroom so that your pet can always be near. They are lightweight, making it easy to move them into just the right position for your pet.
These pet ramps are made in the USA using the highest quality, industrial grade, high density, extra firm foam. You can choose from a variety of different colors so you will be sure to match your existing furniture without a problem. The foam is covered with a washable, zip-closed cover that is made from 100% polyester, similar to most furniture that is likely in your home. You can also spot treat any small stains with a little soap and water.
Royal Ramps is a product that you and your pets will surely love for many more years together.
2. Non-Slip Booties
As our pets get older, walking on wood or tile floor may become a challenge for them. It would be nice to renovate your home in new flooring throughout, but that is not always practical on the budget.
Rather than spending thousands on new flooring, consider purchasing some non-slip booties or slippers for your dog. There are many brands to choose from, but most only cost around $10-$20 per pair. These machine-washable booties have non-slip material on the bottom to help your pet stand his ground on those slippery surfaces. They will help preserve your pets hips and leg joints and keep them happy.
3. Orthopedic Beds
Humans love the comfort of a good orthopedic bed as we get older, why not get one for our pets too? They suffer from many of the same aches and pains as we do as they age. An orthopedic pet bed can provide them the comfort they need to get a full night’s rest and be ready to run and play the next day.
Some therapeutic pet beds can come as heated (or cooled) bed styles, beds with fancy lining, and even modern pet beds with specially designed mattresses. These pet beds can range in price from affordable to the super fancy, more expensive models.
One of the most important things to remember is the material the pet lays on should be easy to clean, especially since this is likely where they will be spending a lot of time. Make sure the cover is machine washable, or consider covering it with a simple blanket (one of your pets favorites, of course) that is easy to throw in the wash.
4. Dog Mobility Harness
As your pup gets older, it may be much more difficult for them to put weight on their hind legs. Their hip joints usually show signs of aging the quickest, especially in some breeds. That is when you might want to consider a mobility harness to help them get around. These harnesses can look a lot like a regular harness, only they attach to the back portion of your pet, with a leash or hook that gives them a little lift in the back to help their hind legs.
They come in many sizes and styles to suit your pets needs. The lifting assistance that they provide may be just the thing your dog needs to relieve the pressure placed on their joints when trying to support their hind quarters. These products can also help you pick up your larger breed dogs.
5. Doggie Diapers
Let’s face it, as we age our bladders do too, and sometimes it is not as easy to make it to the bathroom in time. The same goes for our pets. They may not mean to make that mess on the floor, especially if they are aging and it is more difficult for them to get around.
Doggie diapers come in a variety of sizes and you can either choose from washable/reusable diapers or disposable ones. These diapers help your pooch live life free from worrying about making it outside in time, and help your life improve since you won’t have to constantly be cleaning up after them. These products are typically fairly affordable, ranging in price from $10-$25 on average.
While there are many pet products on the market today, some are certainly more useful and practical for everyday use. We want our four-legged family members to age in as much comfort as possible, and to enjoy as much life as they can. That is why these products are definitely ones you should consider to keep your pet living a comfortable life alongside you as long as they can.