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10 Homecare Tips for Your Pets

1) Ensure adequate traction by using area rugs and runners.

2) Keep nails trimmed and paw fur well-trimmed.

3) Give pets access to warm or cool surfaces depending on the weather.

4) Provide clean bedding. Many animals with mobility challenges may prefer firmer bedding that offer structural support.

5) Keep pets with elimination problems clean and insure they have dry bedding.

6) Provide ready access to food and water for impaired animals.

7) Encourage daily appropriate exercise and environmental enrichment.

8) Simple and safe supportive massage techniques help improve circulation, digestion and pain control.

9) Herbal medicines can help with pain, inflammation and cognitive disabilities.

10) A soft voice and tender petting can lessen many ills.

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