Did we ever mention our mobility harnesses can be used on cats as well? At Help ‘Em Up, our harnesses have been used on many types of pets! With October 29 being National Cat Day, we decided to turn our focus to our aging feline friends this month.
Like dogs, cats can get older and develop issues that require a change in their routine. They experience physiological and psychological changes just as their pet parents do. Their appetite may wane. They may not be able to jump around on their scratching post. And they may sleep more.
Cats are considered to be elderly when they reach 11 years old with senior cats being between 11 and 14 years. They tend to lose their ability to smell and taste food, digest fat and protein, and maintain elasticity in their skin.
I have sciatica. My husband has a bad shoulder and back. My 15-year-old dog has arthritis. What a fun threesome we are!
My 75-pound Labrador Buddy lives to hunt ducks with my husband. In fact, that is a big reason we moved to Texas after 40 years in Colorado. My husband and Buddy spend three months a year getting up at an unreasonable hour and enjoying time on the boat. Wouldn’t catch me getting out of bed at 4:30AM to set up decoys! And just so you know, all the meat that we can’t eat is donated to the church. In the summertime they take the boat out to fish … anyone want some free catfish?
If you search for “dog harnesses” in Google, more than 4 million results are displayed. There are harnesses that are nylon, cotton or leather, harnesses for small and large dogs and everything in between.
So what’s the difference?
The major difference lies in its functionality. There are dog walking harnesses and dog mobility harnesses. Within those two categories there are hundreds of choices.
Let’s begin by talking about the value of a harness in general.