5 Ways to Make Life Easier for Your Senior Dog

As our furry friends age, they sometimes need a little extra help to get around and do the things they love. Here are five ways to make life easier for your senior dog, from investing in a dog stroller to providing them with warm beds and soft blankets.

Invest in a dog stroller

A dog stroller is a great way to take your senior dog for walks without tiring them out. Look for one that has plenty of room for your dog to stretch out and relax, and make sure it has an easy-to-use control panel so you can navigate easily.

Get a warm bed or blanket

As our dogs age, they often have a harder time regulating their body temperature. A warm bed or blanket can help your older pooch stay comfortable and cosy, whether they’re napping or just relaxing.

Limit their time outside

While it’s important to give your senior dog plenty of time to explore and sniff around, too much time outside can be tiring. Limit their time outside to short stretch breaks so they can get some fresh air without getting too exhausted.

Plan shorter walks

Just like with younger dogs, puppies, or even kittens, shorter walks more often are best for seniors – they won’t get as tired this way, and you’ll both enjoy the bonding time. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to teach your old dog some new tricks!

Avoid hot surfaces

Hot surfaces like sidewalks and driveways can be painful for your senior dog’s paws – try to avoid them when possible or put booties on their feet during warmer months. Keeping their paw pads hydrated with balms or lotions can also help prevent discomfort.

These are just a few quick and easy ways to make life easier for your senior dog as they age gracefully. From investing in a quality dog stroller to giving them regular breaks during walks, there are plenty of ways to ensure your furry friend is comfortable and happy well into their golden years.

Febe Bauwens

Febe Bauwens