Fitdog was recently featured in Redfin’s article “How to Modify Your Home for an Elderly Pet.”
As pets age, they need more support from us. Elderly pets have a higher risk of arthritis and joint problems, weakness, disease, and senility. Whether you live in a single-story home in Portland or a multi-level townhouse, simple home modifications or accommodations can offset the difficulties of aging for our furry family members.
When asked how we would modify a home for an elderly pet, we focused on improving mobility and comfort.
Here is what we have to say:
“Many elderly pets experience a decline in mobility and muscle mass and suffer from arthritis and joint and muscle pain. For dogs that can’t jump up anymore, place stairs or ramps around the house to give them access to your bed or sofa. Block areas of your home that could pose a danger to your dog such as stairs or uneven surfaces in the back yard. Lay carpet runners over wood or tile floors, so your dog can walk with ease and without the risk of falling down. Provide a therapeutic bed for better sleep and also so your dog is more comfortable when they are resting during the day.”
Full article originally published on Redfin and updated on July 1, 2020 by Julia Weaver