Senior Dog Care - Quick Tips
As a senior dog owner myself, I figured out a few tips that are affordable and stop the frustration that can come with some older dogs. I know with my Sasha, she suddenly decided she was not going to walk across shiny floors. I think she suddenly felt unsafe with her footing. But we didn't realize that. She just suddenly stayed in one room and even relieved herself. We thought this was the end. But with a few tweaks we got our happy Sasha back again!
Check out some of the Pages on this site to give you some ideas for your older dog. Every dog is different in its needs. My dog is 65 pounds so carrying her was not really an option but she still had a lot of life left in her and her tail wagged. So I made my own sling to help her up and down the stairs (see video on this page) and we were just more aware of her needs.
You can get ramps for your car or simply to get on the couch. Shiny floors were a HUGE issue for my dog. She was so scared of slipping, so we scattered rugs with those non stick pads underneath to break it up a bit and she instantly got moving.
We had come so close to thinking it was time for her to go, we thought she was suffering pain for all the whimpering but it was simply because she was scared.
So really read your dog and find the right aids to extend their golden years and make them happy ones for you and your dog!