Even taking joint supplements, many aging dogs can’t get around like they did when they were younger. Consequently, some of their favorite hangouts—like the couch or the foot of your bed—are largely inaccessible. Doggie steps provide the solution to that problem. Look for sturdy steps that will hold well more than your dog’s weight, but that are light enough to move easily from room to room. Old dogs still like to go for the occasional ride, too, but often find it hard to get into and out of a vehicle. Fortunately, many companies make dog ramps—some even extendable—that will allow your dog to get in and out of your vehicle without hurting himself. Like with doggie steps, sturdiness and portability are important factors to consider.