Just 23 Things That Your Elderly Dog Will Thank You For Buying
Sep 07, 2023
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As an elder, your old dog deserves only the best.
Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter’s dog because they have laminate floors and her dog likes to lay on the ground... but also pees a lot on his bed, so washing a bulky dog bed practically every day would be a lot. He absolutely loves this mat. He drags it around, and tries to fold it, and sleeps on it every night. My daughter is actually the one who asked me to write this review to let everyone know that she washes this thing five times a week and it is still perfect with not a stitch out of place. She even asked for another one for Christmas this year as a back up. I chose the blue color in a large with his name printed on it. He’s a Shih-Tzu so there is plenty of space for him to lay and play." —Jennie211
Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in three sizes).
Promising review: "This ice cream is so easy to fix. Just add hot water, stir well, and pop in the freezer... super simple and quick. My dogs can't wait for their treat! They actually sit in front of the refrigerator begging me to open the freezer and get them a scoop. I like the fact that I can take a spoon and shave off little bites or take a small melon ball scoop and give them more. Love the container, which makes it look just like people ice cream. One of my little darlings is a very picky eater and has food allergies. She has not had any problems eating the ice cream; in fact, she wants nothing else but ice cream before bed now. So far, they have tried vanilla and peanut butter and both are hits. Maple bacon is on the menu next." —Mom2Yorkies
Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five flavors).
Promising review: "We travel a lot and this has been such a great tool to be able to see my dog and give her treats while we are gone. Our dog loves hearing the squeaky sound it makes because she knows what is coming her way. The Mother Hubbard small reward treats fit perfectly and my dog loves them. Highly recommend this product!" —BurgessColorado
Get it from Amazon for $145.
Promising review: "Hi I have a 16 year old pug recently getting over a bout of pneumonia. The past 4 weeks have been so hard he just wants to be held by me. No one’s talks about it but a senior dog is a lot like a puppy or even more demanding to take care of. I bought this had it arrive over night, it was a easy set up I just pulled the battery plug and set it next to him. I clicked the heartbeat on and my old man was fine for most of the day as I could see on my furbo it relived his stress significantly which is a relief because before today I would have to come home from work and call for help if I saw him start to yell on the furbo to be picked up today I felt like I could do what I needed to thank goodness." —CDub
Get it from Amazon for 39.95+ (available in six colors).
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Promising reviews: "Got this for my friend as her dog has a ton of allergies and she can't giver her dog many treats. She was so excited to use this! Loves it!" —anonymous
"My dogs absolutely loved these treats...they loved the flavors! It comes with several recipes. The treat maker is pretty easy to use, overall. I did try to spoon the dough in, but had better results when I very carefully pressed the dough in... be careful it gets very hot! After the treats come out, you have to clean up the edges to make them look perfect. Great price. I would it buy as a gift for my dog-loving family and friends!" —HeatherLee
Get it from Amazon for $24.99.
Promising review: "This spray is amazing. I have a senior diabetic dog, who lost control of her bladder when she was hyperglycemic. I thought my gorgeous wool rugs would have to be thrown out, but his removed all trace of her urine." —GCJ
Get it from Amazon for $19.97.
Promising review: "When I give my dog treats using this, she's started playing with it before eating. Before, she was more focused on getting the treats, but now she seems to be satisfied after playing with it. Since she's a senior dog, it's great to give her activities that stimulate her brain." —Evergreen
Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 32 colors).
Promising review: "We have a senior dog who likes to go on walks with us, but she isn't able to do long walks by herself. She sits comfortably in the Kurgo backpack. She also likes being able to see out of it easily, since half of it opens up. It's also extra great that she is clipped in, so she doesn't fall out." —Betina To
Get it from Amazon for $144.90 (available in six colors).
Promising review: "I am very happy with these diapers. My dog usually just has small urine leaks but on occasion, it’s more, and the diapers contain it. She appears comfortable in them." —Kathy Green
Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and two color packs).
Promising review: "Great value and works really well. We have two large dogs (85 lbs and 92 lbs) and two big trucks (large SUV and GMC Sierra, a tall pick-up truck) and this works just fine. It's just an inch or two short of the back of my SUV and maybe 6 inches shorter than the back of the Sierra. It's an easy extra step for the dogs. Folds down nicely to fit in either truck and the dogs really do not have any problems getting in or out. Really helping our backs…NOT lifting these big (old) dogs in and out of our vehicles!" —Kristina
Get it from Amazon for $47.95+ (available in two sizes and two colors).
Promising review: "My mom adopted a senior dog who had been at the rescue for two years, she’s a sweetheart, but very nervous, and slightly possessive of her food or my mom when the other dog is around. I got this for her just to see if it would help, mainly to make the new dog feel comfortable and decrease the anxiety (like a weighted blanket does for humans). It works amazing. We put it on and you could literally see her relax instantly." —Melissa Lemos
Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL and four colors).
Promising review: "My dog loves to hang his head out of the window when we go driving, but I'm always concerned about his eyes when he does this. Shih-Tzus have notorious dry eyes and other eye problems, so I wanted to keep him protected. It took our dog a while to get used to wearing these, and he's still not a total fan, but they do the job!" —D. Joslyn
Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven colors).
Promising review: "My dog is a total pill narc. She has arthritis but would not touch her chews. Now I coat the chews with the pockets (like molding clay) and she devours them as her favorite thing on earth. This has been a transformative product for a picky senior and I also use it to give her pills for other health issues. She loves them!!!" —Pauly
Get it from Amazon for $9.98.
Promising review: "I have 2 large senior dogs and bathing them regularly has become a struggle because my back isn’t as young as it used to be 😕
I will never not let my dogs on the sofa or in the bed, so I’m able to keep them fresh and dander free in between baths with these wipes!" —Hollie
Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in lavender and unscented).
Promising reviews: "Love this collar set! The clip was a bit heavy at first when we first put it on our new baby but she seemed to get used to it pretty quick. We opted to not put the bow on for now but will later on at some point. I love that we have that option. Once she grows out of this size we will definitely buy her the next size up." —Mommakel
"Very well made, absolutely beautiful! Does not look cheap at all! I got the large size for my senior pit mix and the band is very thick!" —Corby_Ann
Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six sizes and 28 colors).
Promising review: "I used to HATE driving around with my dog just laying on the seat. It was dangerous! He would roll and slide when we made a turn or had to hit our brakes. I knew I needed to do something. I chose this one because it was actually like a basket as opposed to others that didn’t have sides that were raised enough. This was simple to install! Literally put it over your headrest, then wrap the buckle around the seat and clip and tighten! That’s it! On to my dog: He loves it! He feels SAFE in it and that’s the best thing. He can actually sleep on a car ride now! Before we got this, he threw up in the car from being car sick. Not anymore, he is secure and isn’t being bounced around. He can also see out the window safely." —Emily
Get it from Amazon for $59.95.
Promising review: "Great product for the price. Premium-quality bowl. Holds up to everyday use. We always have it clipped onto our dogs leash and also keep one in the car. Both bowls come with a matching color clip. Collapses down with little to no effort but stands up great for food and water. Would recommend!" —Kyle
Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in two sizes and 13 color combinations).
Promising review: "Beautiful! Very nice quality and pretty sturdy. When I opened the package I dropped one on the floor and my girl started chewing at it. Not sure how long she had it before I noticed, tugged it away, and it was still intact and not frayed or ripped! Obviously don't purposely let them chew on it, but I was impressed because she can pop the seam of a new toy in seconds." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).
Promising review: "I put this on like a T-shirt and then raise the zipper and snap it. This coat covers his tummy; the coat gets the mud and grit, and the coat is easy to rinse off. I am very happy with the fit because it does cover from head to tail nicely." –Katherine Howard
Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in six sizes and six colors).
Promising review: "I wanted to wait a bit before writing a review, so I could get a good idea of how well this leash works. I'm pleased to say that this is one of the best leashes I've ever used! I'm currently loose-leash training a 6-month-old lab mix who has never been trained to walk on a leash, or even wear a collar/harness. Paired with her starter harness, this leash has been incredibly effective to gently, but firmly redirect her to walk alongside me, and has just the right amount of tension. It also gives her enough slack to let her explore without having the leash pulled taunt constantly. It is comfortable to hold, and after a while of successfully walking her beside me, I forget it's on my wrist. I will definitely buy this leash again, if this one ever wears out!" –Candice R
Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in five sizes and 12 colors).
Promising review: "My dog has hyperkeratosis of her paws and after researching, I read about the paw soother and decided to purchase it and give it a try! It completely reversed her paws to being soft again! After putting it on, I normally put her shoes on until it completely absorbs so she doesn’t leave sticky paw prints everywhere. I also don’t have to worry about her licking her paws afterward since it’s all-natural. Love it!" –Helen
Get it from Amazon for $17.95.
Promising review: "So easy to use and best thing about it is my dog is not scared of it! I for sure thought she would be but she was not! I used the brush on her which worked great on her long fur (I have a German shepherd) and I proceeded to use the clippers! The suction on it is strong and it's really mess free! Cut grooming time in half! Highly recommend! Not sure how I managed before getting this!" —Shannon
Get it from Amazon for $149.99.
Promising review: "This cover has been a lifesaver for our fabric sofa. We had the sofa professionally cleaned and then put on the cover. When we have company, the cover comes off easily, stores easily, and leaves a hair-free, stain-free sofa for our guests. The cover's been on three months, and has been washed twice. All stains have come out without any special effort. We use a ChomChom to get dog hair off the cover while it's on the sofa. There doesn't seem to be any deterioration of the cover even though we use the ChomChom almost daily." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $21.15+ (available in 11 sizes and 29 colors).
The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.Promising review:He drags it around, and tries to fold it, and sleeps on it every night.He’s a Shih-Tzu so there is plenty of space for him to lay and play.Promising review:She has not had any problems eating the ice cream; in fact, she wants nothing else but ice cream before bed now.Promising review:We travel a lot and this has been such a great tool to be able to see my dog and give her treats while we are gone.Promising review:No one’s talks about it but a senior dog is a lot like a puppy or even more demanding to take care of.Promising reviews:My dogs absolutely loved these treats...they loved the flavors!I would it buy as a gift for my dog-loving family and friends!Promising review: