We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about all the products that have helped them care for their senior dogs. From vitamin supplements to strollers, check out some of their favorite products and the adorable pups who love them below!
A carpeted indoor ramp to help your doggo easily make their way onto bed or the sofa since they probably can’t jump like they used to.
The Kurgo Wander dog ramp
Planning on taking your senior pup on a holiday hike or trip? Consider the Kurgo dog ramp to help your pup in and out of the car. This ramp is designed to be a low-stress entry point for your pets, no matter what their age or physical condition. The gentle incline and nonslip surface make it as easy as walking up a slight hill, and the foldable, lightweight design means you can transport and store it with ease. (Kurgo, $100)
While walking in a winter wonderland with your senior dog sounds like the ultimate holiday treat, it’s important to make sure your pup’s paws are protected! For senior pups who need some extra protection or whose hind limbs splay out when they’re trying to get their bearings on slippery floors, booties are best. Pawz Dog Boots are made of biodegradable, reusable rubber and offered in six colors.
Like a sock, Pawz moves with your dog, allowing full paw motion and maximum comfort. And imagine never losing another expensive dog boot again! Pawz come 12 in a package and each boot may be worn many times. (Pawz Dog Boots, starting at $12)
Caring For Your Senior Dog
For the pup that’s seen his or her fair share of holidays over the years, here are some helpful and useful gift ideas to make sure your senior dog continues to have the healthy, comfortable and happy holiday that they deserve.
‘Twas the night before Christmas… and you weren’t cuddling with your dog? Luckily, the PupSTEP+Plus pet stairs are an attractive and affordable way to help your senior pets get to their favorite places. The modern style blends well with any decor and is the ideal size for easy access to couches or beds. The lightweight stairs support over 120 pounds, and there is no assembly required. (Solvit, $60)
While visions of dog treats and tennis balls dance through your senior dog’s head, it’s crucial that they are getting the comfort and support their joints and muscles need when resting. Featuring “Quad Layer Technology,” the Sealy dog bed includes a cooling energy gel which absorbs stress on joints and cools dogs for comfort; PetRest memory foam to help increase circulation by conforming to a pet’s body shape; a bio-green orthopedic foam layer to help maintain natural weight distribution; and an HD charcoal base, providing support and absorbing any odor. Additionally, it has a nonslip bottom, washable covers, waterproof internal liner and no exposed zippers. The Sealy dog bed is available in three sizes (small, medium and large) and a variety of color combinations. (Go Dog Beds, starting at $100)