The (Senior) Dog Days of Summer

Jul 24, 2023
Compassion Fatigue


Welcome to HGRBS, your go-to resource for all your home and garden needs. In this article, we will explore the senior dog days of summer and how HGRBS can assist you in ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable season for your furry friends.

Pet-Friendly Landscaping

Creating a safe and pet-friendly outdoor space is essential, especially during the hot summer months. At HGRBS, we understand the importance of providing a comfortable environment for your senior dogs to relax and explore. Our team of experts can help you design and implement a landscaping plan that includes:

  • Shade structures to protect your pets from the scorching sun
  • Non-toxic plants to avoid potential harm if ingested
  • Proper fencing to prevent any escapes or accidents
  • Soft and comfortable ground coverings to protect their paws

Home Modifications

As your beloved dogs age, their mobility may decrease, making it important to ensure that your home is easily accessible for them. HGRBS offers a range of home modification services that can enhance the comfort and safety of your senior dogs, including:

  1. Ramps and Stairlifts: Installing ramps or stairlifts can assist your furry friends in navigating different levels of your home with ease, reducing strain on their joints.
  2. Slip-resistant Flooring: By choosing slip-resistant flooring options, such as rubber or textured tiles, you can minimize the risk of your senior dogs slipping and injuring themselves.
  3. Handrails and Grab Bars: Strategically placed handrails and grab bars can provide support and stability to your dogs when moving around the house.
  4. Widened Doorways: If your senior dogs use a wheelchair or have difficulty maneuvering through narrow doorways, widening the entrances can greatly improve their mobility.

Comfortable Indoor Spaces

The scorching summer heat can be especially challenging for senior dogs, making it crucial to provide them with comfortable indoor spaces where they can cool down and relax. HGRBS offers a variety of solutions to ensure your furry friends stay comfortable indoors:

  • Installation of air conditioning systems or fans to maintain a cool temperature
  • Creating designated areas with cozy bedding for your senior dogs to rest
  • Providing access to fresh water at all times to prevent dehydration
  • Using curtains or blinds to block out excessive sunlight and heat

Regular Check-ups and Exercise

Maintaining your senior dog's health is vital during the summer months. HGRBS recommends scheduling regular check-ups with your veterinarian, who can provide guidance on dietary needs, exercise routines, and any specific precautions to take during hot weather.

Additionally, exercise is essential for keeping your furry friends active and maintaining their overall well-being. However, it's important to adjust their exercise routines according to their age and physical condition. Gentle walks during cooler parts of the day and providing shaded areas for playtime are great ways to ensure they stay active while avoiding overheating.


As the senior dog days of summer approach, HGRBS is here to support you in providing the best care for your senior dogs. From pet-friendly landscaping to home modifications and expert advice, we have the solutions you need to create a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment for your furry friends. Contact HGRBS today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

Bobby Pasternak
Summer is here and it's time to pamper our beloved senior dogs! 🌞🐢 HGRBS is here to help us create a pet-friendly oasis for them in our outdoor spaces. Let's make sure our furry friends stay cool and comfortable during these hot days. πŸ–οΈπŸΎ
Nov 11, 2023
David Letterman
Great tips for keeping senior dogs comfortable in the summer heat! 🐾
Nov 9, 2023
Tehs Ferrer
This article underscores the importance of thoughtful landscaping for the safety of our pets.
Oct 27, 2023
Columbia University
I appreciate the focus on pet-friendly landscaping. It's important to create a safe environment for our furry companions.
Oct 24, 2023
Cathy Tindick
Hot summer days β˜€οΈπŸΆπŸŒ΄ Looking forward to a pawsome time! 🐾❀️
Oct 7, 2023
Glorina Cueva
I'm glad to see HGRBS addressing the specific needs of senior dogs during the summer months.
Sep 29, 2023
Carlos Quinteros
Proper care for senior dogs is crucial, and this article provides valuable insight.
Sep 27, 2023
Bern Hottovy
I never realized the impact of landscaping on pets - thanks for shedding light on this topic.
Sep 20, 2023
Kenneth Shaw
Creating a comfortable environment for aging pets should be a priority for every pet owner. Thanks for the valuable advice!
Sep 12, 2023
Haresh Shahari
As a dog owner, I found the information about assisting senior dogs during the summer very helpful.
Aug 28, 2023
Kierstie Keller
This article is a timely reminder to pay attention to the needs of older dogs during hot weather.
Aug 9, 2023
Lori Mull
Pets are family, so it's essential to prioritize their well-being, especially as they age.
Aug 4, 2023