Older dogs need more care than younger dogs. But that doesn’t mean they’re any less lovable. Whether you’re adopting senior dogs or have pups you’ve grown up with, you’ll have to make adjustments to your home to ensure their comfort. One of the places you should ensure is safe and comfortable for them is your backyard. You can start by covering it with artificial grass for dogs in Tampa.

Backyard Dangers for Senior Dogs That Artificial Grass Can Eliminate

Synthetic turf for dogs is dirt-free, paw-friendly and non-toxic. But those are not the only reasons it’s a great alternative to grass for pet spaces. If you cover your yard in synthetic grass, you can be sure that it’ll be free of these health hazards to senior dogs.

Ticks and Fleas

Ticks and fleas hide in natural grasses, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting dogs who come near them. They won’t just bite your elderly dogs and suck their blood. They can also transmit various diseases to your dogs, like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. These diseases can be fatal, especially for senior dogs, which usually have weaker immune systems.

But ticks and fleas don’t like artificial grass for dogs in Tampa. It’s water resistant and has great drainage, which means it dries quickly and never has puddles for ticks to breed in. It also stays neat and short, so they have nowhere to hide. That makes it easy for birds, lizards, spiders and other critters that eat them to spot them.

Grass Awns

Grass awns, or grass seeds, are tiny sharp bristles at the end of wheat, rye and similar grasses. They can stick to fur, and then burrow into the skin, which is very painful for dogs. Grass awns can cause damage to internal organs if they’re ingested or inhaled.

A natural lawn may hide grass awns that your elderly dogs could encounter while playing outside. But artificial grass doesn’t produce grass awns—which means your senior dogs will be safe from these nasty hazards.

Toxic Lawn Chemicals

Lawns need pesticides, weedicides and other chemicals to stay in great condition. Unfortunately, these are toxic enough to make senior dogs sick.

Dogs that are suffering from lawn chemical poisoning can exhibit various symptoms, such as:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness/Confusion
  • Anemia
  • Seizures
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Weakness and Fatigue

Your senior dog’s health depends on your ability to keep him safe from these dangers.

Fortunately, artificial turf in Tampa, FL doesn’t need chemicals to stay free of pests and weeds. Bugs naturally avoid it because it doesn’t have anything for them to feed on. Weeds can’t break through the turf’s surface, so it stays weed-free.


Senior dogs with pollen allergies and respiratory conditions are at risk in your yard if you have a lawn. This is because natural grass produces pollen that can trigger a reaction in your pups.The reaction can have significant effects on senior dogs, such as difficulty in breathing and chronic ear infections.

You can rest assured that that won’t happen to your senior dogs if you replace your lawn with artificial grass. It doesn’t produce pollen, so it won’t trigger allergic reactions in your elderly pups.

Keep Your Senior Dogs Safe and Healthy With Tampa Synthetic Grass

Your senior dogs deserve the best. And we can help you give it to them.

Here at Tampa Artificial Grass Pros, we offer premium pet-friendly synthetic turf that will turn your yard into a paradise for your senior dog. We also offer landscaping and installation services, and our team of experts can guarantee a fast and hassle-free installation.

If you have any questions or are ready to get started, please contact us online or call us at  813-999-0524. We look forward to hearing from you!