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It’s always wonderful to hear about people going above and beyond to take care of their furry friends. Luis Miranda, an event planner in Florida, bought one of his senior dogs a bed rail to make sure that he doesn’t fall off the bed.


I’m claiming my dogs as dependents on my taxes this year. 🤷🏻‍♂️ #jrt #jackrussellterrier #dogsoftiktok #fyp

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A TikTok posted by Miranda, @jluis_m, has gone viral on TikTok with him explaining that having a dog isn’t much different than having a kid. He went on to explain that he had to install a bed rail for his senior dog, Diesel because he fell off the bed once.

“And once is all it took, so no more falling off the bed,” Miranda said in the video.

The video of the 15-year-old Jack Russell terrier now has nearly 500,000 views, and Miranda told Newsweek that Diesel was not injured in the fall, but he got the rail to make sure that it didn’t happen again.

“My senior dog fell off the bed once, and the very next day, I bought the bed rail and installed it to make sure it doesn’t happen again. He sleeps between me and the bed rail now. So far, it’s been working wonderfully, and he’s not had a fall since.”

The caption with the video reads, “I’m claiming my dogs as dependents on my taxes this year.”

Other uses related to getting their senior dogs a rail with one saying, “I’ve done the same for my senior rescue because he also took a scary tumble. It’s the least I can do for him.”

It’s not uncommon for senior dogs to experience mobility issues or difficulty getting around, and falls can be a risk for them. It’s great that this person recognized the need to make some adjustments to ensure their dog’s safety and comfort. Bed rails are a great solution for dogs who may have trouble getting in and out of bed or who are prone to falling during the night. They can provide a sense of security and stability, which can help dogs feel more comfortable and confident.

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to only adopt instead of shopping. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend, 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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