A warning about obesity in dogs has seen the design of the world’s first dog stairlift.
According to a shock report, one in three dogs of the 8.3 million canines in the United Kingdom are now obese.
So a device that can transport portly pooches up stairs has been unveiled.
Based on a conventional stair lift, the ‘Stair of the Dog 2022’ concept has been in development for six months and has a number of high tech modifications that make it dog friendly.
As well as a comfy basket for pets to sit in during the stair elevation stage, it features an electronic retractable platform – activated by a paw recognition button – to take said dog from floor to basket level.
The prototype has been created by MORE TH>N pet insurance, who warn that if obesity levels continue to rise at the current rate, over half of all pooches will be severely overweight (52 per cent) by 2022.
by Arf the Dog