We all love our furry friends, but sometimes they can be hard to keep up with, especially if you struggle to get around yourself. The good news? Just because you have mobility issues does not mean you cannot own and care for a pet. With a few simple tips, you can become a better caretaker.
Tips on How to Take Care of Your Pet
Build a routine
By making a few adjustments in your care activities, you and your pet can thrive. For instance, you can make the daily routine of feeding your pet a lot easier for you by using scoop bowls to get food rather than lifting the entire bag. You could also divide the food into smaller bags with one day's feeding in each bag. All you will need to do is pour a bag into the pet's dish each morning. Placing your pet’s dish on a stand or low table can help you avoid bending or crouching unnecessarily.
Your furry friends can be trained to assist you in performing various tasks. For instance, it's easier to take care of trained dogs since they are aware of your disability. This helps to build a strong bond with the pet making it feel loved and adored.
However, such dogs are not “typical” pets since they act as companions and assistants. Rather than jump on you as you come through the door or run excitedly around the house begging for a walk, they will be patient as you use your walking aid to move around.
Call in the reinforcements
Taking your dog for a walk can certainly be a challenge, especially if you rely on your walkers to move around. You can request a friend from your neighbourhood to walk your dog or perform other challenging tasks that your pet needs. Additionally, you can have a fence installed in your backyard to limit you from taking long walks in your knee walkers. If you need to take short walks in your crutches, your back yard will be the best place to also bond with your pet as they enjoy simple outdoor activities.
Get the Right Walking Aids
At Medical Supply Depot, we provide you with the best walking aid equipment to help you relish time with your furry friend. Regardless of your disability, you can still provide a loving and healthy home for your pet by purchasing rolling walkers or walking aid accessories. Call us today at (800) 965-7496. Have your walking aid delivered to your doorstep within the shortest time possible.