My parents have a 10-year-old female German Shepherd that has hip arthritis, which is especially bad on one side. She limps pretty much everywhere, and even has trouble getting up off the floor. The vet has already provided medication, but it's still quite an effort for her to move around.
The real issue comes from her having to walk down 2 steps to get outside. She has slipped a few times and hurt herself. Though she hasn't broken anything, her pain was clearly worse for several days after each incident.
How can we get her down the stairs more easily and comfortably? I have a feeling that in a year she won't be able to make it down them at all unless we do something... I have read this question about a cat with arthritis but there was no helpful information pertaining to this situation.
These are the stairs, for clarification: