Over the past few decades, innovations in pet care have helped people discover new ways to include their pets in everyday life activities. With more and more “dog moms” and “dog dads” in the world than ever before, it’s clear that pets are part of the family and as such, pet parents will go to any length to keep them happy and healthy. Check out some of these top pet health innovations that keep pets and their owners together and on the go.
Pet care has been a rapidly evolving industry and one of the first big steps in pet care innovation started in the early 2000s with the introduction of pet strollers. Twenty years later, what was once seen as a flashy way for well-to-do women to transport their teacup pups has become an essential tool for many pet parents.
Just like humans, dogs can become less active as they age and pet parents are turning to pet strollers as a way to help their pups enjoy the great outdoors well into their golden years. In addition to helping senior pets stay on the go, pet strollers can also be used for pets suffering from a variety of medical conditions including:
- Respiratory issues
- Heart conditions
- Hip dysplasia
- Leg amputations or post-surgical recovery
- Spinal issues
Most people will agree that one of the best parts about dog ownership is being able to enjoy playtime with canine companions. But for pet owners with dogs suffering from joint conditions like hip dysplasia, knee problems, arthritis, or other mobility-limiting disorders, there are tons of options to ease joint pain and keep pets moving. Owners looking for ways to help with pet mobility now have a variety of options such as support harnesses, leg braces for dogs, paw covers designed with built-in traction, and more.
All across the internet, people can see heartwarming stories of paralyzed dogs learning to walk again with the help of specially designed doggie wheelchairs. As one of the most well-known canine mobility aids, these wheelchairs are helping dogs across the world regain their freedom after traumatic accidents or chronic health conditions affect their ability to move freely. Although not all dogs with paralysis are candidates for wheelchair use, many dogs can live long, happy lives with the assistance of this canine mobility device.
Mobile Carrying Cases
For pet parents on the go, bringing a furry friend along on any adventure is easy with all of the mobile carrying cases available on the market for both canine and feline companions. Cat owners can help their felines enjoy the great outdoors from the safety of their own bubble with specially made cat backpacks and dogs can enjoy traveling in comfort with a variety of mobile crate options including soft-sided crates, backpacks, and more. For cycling enthusiasts or moped users, Pet on Wheels has designed an innovative pet carrier designed especially for transport on bicycles, scooters, mopeds, and more.
Blind Dog Halo
As pets age, they’re susceptible to several eye conditions that can cause loss of vision. Adjusting to the loss of vision can be difficult for animals, but blind dog halos are making the transition easier than ever for pets and their parents. These specially designed pet halos provide protection from accidents associated with loss of vision like running into walls or windows and doors. These pet halos are comfortable and durable enough to be worn throughout the day to keep pets safe and independent.
Wireless Pet Cameras
For pet parents on the go, wireless pet cameras like Furbo allow pet parents to check in on their four-legged children virtually from anywhere in the world. Wireless pet cameras are relatively inexpensive, simple to use, and provide pet parents peace of mind when they’re not at home. This type of pet camera is especially important for pet parents who have elderly pets, pets recovering from surgery, or animals with other medical conditions at home. Access to 24/7 video footage allows pet owners to stay on top of their animal’s health and wellness.
As pet owners continue to search for ways to keep their pets happy and healthy, innovations like these make it easier for pets and their parents to stay active and maintain their health. Pets bring so much joy and light to their owners’ lives, returning that love by providing compassionate, lifelong care is the least we can offer in return for the unconditional love we get from our pets.