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Alicia Yoyo Ma

Alicia Ma is an industrial designer with roots in business and enthusiasm in forms and crafting. She has a wide range of international experiences, having studied abroad in Vancouver, Beijing and London. She is passionate in designing for the pets, women and the elderly.

Human and senior dog bonding on sofa cushion
Old dog walking down the sofa from the slope

How can we strengthen our bonds with senior dogs?

Just like senior citizens, aging dogs also have many health concerns to be taken care of. Alongside the physical issues such as arthritis and lack of comfort from losing muscles, the biggest and hardest issue out of all is the emotional concerns. Older dogs may develop anxiety as they age because they are afraid of their owners leaving them behind. So what can we do to strengthen our bonds between senior dogs and their owners?

human and dog looking at each other on the sofa

Meyou, which translates to "intimate friends" in Mandarin, is a sofa cushion replacement for owners who live with senior dogs. It aims to provide an option for owners to build up a co-existing living environment where the products match the current home setting while providing comfort for both humans and dogs.

dog lying on sofa and looking out the window

It has three main functions: a ramp for the dog to walk up and down the sofa freely and painlessly, a dent on the main cushion that can be used as a "dog bed", and detachable cushion covers for dogs that are incontinent. The top cushion can also be flipped back to function as a normal sofa seat for when friends visit.

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Alicia Yoyo Ma

Alicia Ma is an industrial designer with roots in business and enthusiasm in forms and crafting. She has a wide range of international experiences, having studied abroad in Vancouver, Beijing and London. She is passionate in designing for the pets, women and the elderly.

Old dog walking down the sofa from the slope

How can we strengthen our bonds with senior dogs?

Just like senior citizens, aging dogs also have many health concerns to be taken care of. Alongside the physical issues such as arthritis and lack of comfort from losing muscles, the biggest and hardest issue out of all is the emotional concerns. Older dogs may develop anxiety as they age because they are afraid of their owners leaving them behind. So what can we do to strengthen our bonds between senior dogs and their owners?