Keeping pets safe at home can be challenging especially as pets age. Some pets develop arthritis or joint injuries that make once ordinary tasks difficult and painful for elderly pets. A dog or cat that could once jump on the bed, for instance, may require assistance to get up on higher surfaces. Pet stairs are one solution that can not only keep pets safe at home, but can help keep pet parents safe as well – avoiding unnecessary injuries lifting pets.
There are a variety of pet products designed to help elderly pets who may have difficulties walking, jumping or performing everyday tasks that they could when they were younger. If you have an older pet that is having difficulties with jumping, walking or other everyday activities that they could do at one time, it is important to consult your vet to rule out any serious complications. If the vet determines that it is a manageable condition that may need an assistive device to help your pet get through the day more easily, then there are a number of products that can be used to assist your pet.
The Elderly Pet Organization has partnered with a number of pet product providers who offer some assistive devices for elderly pets and pet owners. Some of these items have been generously donated to our organization and are available for sale to benefit our charity. To bid on some of these items, visit our Auction for the Animals page and bid today.