I have a cocker spaniel that is now thirteen years old. He’s graying, and I recently noticed that he has a lot of difficulties with getting around. I really wish that I could help him out, but I think his arthritis is really settling in. I have been especially worried about him because winter is approaching. We experience several months of extremely low temperatures where I live, and I’m worried that that will aggravate his joints even more. I decided that I’m going to go an buy a small space heater to keep in front of his bed. If I plug it in and get the heat pumping in the evenings before he goes to bed, I’m hoping that it will help him get through the nights without any pain. Space heaters are inexpensive, and they can be moved anywhere. That’s why I think this is a great option for me to help him out. Even though I keep my HVAC unit running most of the time, the heat doesn’t blow directly on him. It can only come through the air vents in the ceiling, and that’s why he can’t feel it very well. The space heater should solve all of our problems. If his issues continue even with the heater, I guess I will have to take him to the vet for a checkup. He’s the best dog I could have ever asked for, and I want to make sure he feels as good as he possibly can as he ages. He’s been my best friend over the years, and he definitely deserves it!