He reminded me about the importance of our pets as we design and care for our homes.
1) Consider your pets when you pick your flooring. Too slick of surfaces may be hard for your pet to get footing. This lack of traction is hard on old hips.
2) Don't leave cleaning residue behind on your floors.
Pets walk on floors and later lick their paws.
On occasion- I have even seen ours licking the floor.
3) Be aware of any pesticide or herbicide used outdoors.
As your pets run around outside they may nibble on the grass and later lick their paws.
Thankfully, most of our home flooring is slate. Reggie has no problem with the slate floors.
We also don't leave cleaning residue behind and our gardening and lawn care is organic. Now, we just have to take care when he comes back to say hi in our bedrooms with the hardwood floors.
p.s. this info also applicable to our whole family not just our four legged members.
Wishing you and your pets a healthy and happy home.