But lately I’ve been feeling pretty bad for her as she’s starting to have hip problems. She’s 10+ years old now. And I know hip diplasia is a problem with Sheperds.
And she’s really starting to show her age, especially trying to get up on the bed.
She usually sleeps with the kids at the foot of the bed. It’s so cute. And I have to admit, having her there in the kid’s room makes me feel a little better. The whole idea of her watching over them and all.
The problem is that her hips are getting so bad, she’s having a lot of trouble jumping up on the beds. They aren’t all that too high, but I guess enough to give her trouble.
So I wanted to do something to help her but just didn’t know what. So I Googled and after about an hour or so looking around and reading different posts, I found this article talking about bed stairs for senior dogs.
I have to admit, I had never thought about the idea to have some stairs or a ramp leading up to the bed in order to make her life easier. It was a stroke of genius if you ask me.
And I’m so appriciative that I stumbled on that article.
The article went through and talked about the different kinds of stars and what was solid or junk. And after reading it and thinking about it for a bit, it made perfect sense to me.
So I grabbed what they cleaim is the best stairs. “Solvit PupSTER Plus Pet Stairs”. I used Amazon in oreder to order it and should have it in a day or two.
I think Lady will be very grateful. At least I hope so. It was definitely worth the cost. And I’m hoping it makes her life easier.
I’ll report back how well the stairs did once I get them and let her have a chance to understand what they are and how they can help her.
I sure hopes she uses them! But she’s a VERY smart dog. So I’m sure she’ll get comfortable pretty quickly.
Here’s a good video that goes into detail as well if you need to “visualize” what this is all about.
Do you have an older pet? Any suggestions for me and Lady? Please leave a comment below!