As these amazing creatures get older their ability to respond slows down, much like all of us, and their eyesight gets poor. With diminished strength and stamina it is important that you do what you can to ensure that they live comfortably to a good age. Here are some suggestions as to what products you can use to help your aging pet.
- Be sure your pet can easily get in and out of its dog bed; it should be designed in such a way that is comfortable, yet easy and safe for them to get up from.
- When it comes to the outdoors there are many options that you can utilize which can be of great use. There are orange vests that your furry friend can wear that will ensure that others can see him or her, even though they may not be able to see someone coming.
- There are some great leashes that you can buy also that can be of use. There is a bottom up leash that supports under the back side of your dog. This enables them to have better support while they are walking, particularly if they are disabled or have trouble with their back legs.
- You can also purchase a retractable leash. This gives you the ability to let your dog roam a little, but also gives you the option of assisting him and keeping him from harm, should he fail to see danger. In addition to the leash, there are specialized flashing safety collars that can help your animal stay visible for as far as one mile.
- When you are traveling there are some wonderful options available that can give you control over your dog's safety. This includes having a car barrier that will serve as a way to protect both your animal from sliding into the front seat should you need to suddenly brake, and it keeps them from getting involved with the actual driving of the car, such as getting under your feet.
- You can even install a doggy seat belt that will typically attach to your existing buckle. There are other models that will actually attach to your car. The benefit to this is not only safety, but it minimizes their ability and desire to jump back and forth from front seat to back seat. It is also possible to buy good convenient dog carriers and dog seats, something very similar to a car seat for a child.
The important thing is that when it comes to your senior canine companion that you do whatever is necessary and possible to keep them as active and comfortable as you can. Undoubtedly they gave you years of love, service, and companionship and they deserve to have the best as they reach an older age, whether that is special dog beds or a comfortable dog seat. More tips here on caring for a senior dog.