Senior Dog Blog

Do Large Breed Older Dogs Need Orthopedic Pet Beds?

Large breed dogs such as mastiff, great dane or other big dogs have special needs and health issues that other smaller breeds don’t have. As these dogs age, these health issues can become much worse. According to the American Veterinary … Continue reading

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How to Help a Senior Dog with Incontinence

As dogs get older, they may start to lose control over their bladder and bowels. Oftentimes, incontinence can be a symptom of several types of conditions. Certain breeds are more prone to develop incontinence and female dogs are more likely … Continue reading

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How a Pet Stroller May Help Your Senior Dog or Cat

Traveling with a pet can be challenging with even the most well behaved, calm, able-bodied pets. But there are certain situations when getting from point A to point B with a pet becomes a challenge. Transporting your furry friend with … Continue reading

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Why a Flat Feeding Plate is Better for Finicky Senior Pets

As pets age, many become finicky eaters who can make meal time frustrating for pet parents. Pet owners often think that switching to senior pet food, adding wet food, broth, food toppers or sprays, or some other tactic will help … Continue reading

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What Type of Dog Food Is Appropriate for Diabetic Dog

Senior dogs can become very finicky as they age and if they develop an illness like diabetes, it can become critical for them to eat regular meals. A diabetic dog or a senior dog that won’t eat can become very … Continue reading

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How Pet Stairs and Steps May Help Your Pet Onto Furniture

It is not uncommon for senior pets (large dogs over age 6 and small dogs and cats over age 7) to have difficulty accessing high places, such as the bed, couch, or other higher surface in and around your home.  … Continue reading

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How Joint Supplements May Help Senior Dogs

Joint pain is often caused by bone-on-bone wear and tear to a joint. If the fluid and cushion between joints has worn, and bone is rubbing on bone, this can cause joint pain in your senior pet. Once the cushioning … Continue reading

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How a Pet Car Booster Seat Can Keep Your Cat or Dog Safe When You Travel

Traveling with a pet can be challenging with even the most well behaved, calm, able-bodied pets. But there are certain situations when getting from point A to point B with a pet becomes a challenge. Transporting your furry friend with … Continue reading

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Which Pet Carrier is Best for your Senior Pet

As pets age, many senior pets prefer to spend more time with their pet parents. For some, there may be medications that need to be administered at certain times, and for others, there may be illnesses that make it more … Continue reading

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Best Dog Toys for Elderly Pets

Choosing the best possible toys for your elderly pet can be challenging but if you are aware of your pet’s limitations and preferences, it should not be too daunting to find an appropriate toy for your senior pet.  For senior … Continue reading

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How a Lift Harness Can Help Older Dogs

When a dog becomes a senior; for large dogs at age 5 or 6, and for smaller dogs at age 7, they may start to experience limited mobility or arthritis from an old injury or just from advancing in age. … Continue reading

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Can Dog Food Help Target Specific Health Conditions

As pet’s age, your dog’s nutritional needs may change and some dog’s develop certain health conditions that require your vet’s intervention. Unfortunately, not all interventions address the underlying condition but rather, treat symptoms rather than the root cause of the … Continue reading

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How a Pet Ramp May Help Pets into the Car or Furniture

It is not uncommon for pets to have difficulty accessing high places, such as the bed, couch, car or other higher surface in and around your home.  Millions of pets are injured every year attempting to jump up on or … Continue reading

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Does Your Senior Dog Need Senior Dog Food

As your pet ages, you may find that their eagerness to eat diminishes or if they develop an illness, you may be concerned if their diet is helping to manage the disease. However, deciding on the “best” diet for an … Continue reading

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