As our dogs age, they change in many ways. Muzzles get greyer, attitudes mellow, things move more slowly. So it should come as no surprise that their needs change, too.
The lifestyle and home that worked well for a puppy doesn’t always work well for a dog that’s reaching double digits in age. So, with that in mind, here are some tips for making your home a little easier on your older dogs.
Older dogs, in particular, can have a hard time keeping their feet under them. That’s why smooth surfaces, like hardwood and tile, can pose serious risk. A fall that might be easily brushed off by a puppy can cause lasting damage to an older hound, so it’s best to try to slip-proof areas that your senior dog frequents.
A simple solution is to put down area rugs. These prevent paws from losing traction and getting away from older dogs. An additional step that costs very little is to place gripping materials underneath your rugs so that they don’t slide when stepped on.
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