Do you have a long-time furry companion who’s starting to reach their own Third Age? Or thinking about adopting an older pet this holiday season?
We’ve got just the products you need to care for a senior pet!
If you’re wondering why you might adopt a senior pet versus a younger one, remember that:
- Their personalities are fully developed, which means no surprise chewing issues or climbing of curtains.
- They already know the basics, so no pesky puppy pads or encouraging them to just use the litter box.
- They’re a little less active, which is perfect when all you want is to snuggle your new pet.
- They still form strong bonds with their owners, because really, as a senior pet all they want is love.
Now that we have you convinced, let’s dive into some great products that you can use to keep your senior pet healthy, active, and happy!
(And if you want a guide to caring for a senior pet, we just so happen to have highlighted one for cats and one for dogs in our Media section this week.)
Senior Dog Toy - The KONG
If you’ve ever had a dog before, it’s likely that you’re familiar with the KONG toy. The awesome thing is that they’ve released a version specifically formulated for an aging dog’s teeth and gums.
These toys are great because they’re perfect to throw and their bounce makes chasing the toy even harder. You can even stuff treats, kibble, snacks, or peanut butter in the KONG to give them a treat that works their brain and keeps them active.
The KONG comes in multiple sizes depending on your dog’s size and ranges in price from $6.99 to $11.99. Plus it’s dishwasher safe to make clean-up a breeze.
This kind of healthy play satisfies instinctual needs and can help reduce separation anxiety, boredom, digging, barking and more, so what do you have to lose?
Promoting Joint Care with Hemp Mobility
If your senior pet has started to look like they have issues moving around or you simply want to get ahead of inevitable joint issues, we love this natural solution. PetHonesty’s Hemp Mobility promotes hip and joint support for senior pets. The combination of MSM, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and Curcumin may help keep the spring in your pup’s step.
Formulated with natural ingredients, these chews have been carefully formulated to improve joint health and reduce joint stiffness. They have a delicious natural flavor that your pet will love as well! That means you can give it to them like a treat and have a bonding experience for you and your dog.
The reviews on this product are what sold us, though.With 71% 5 star reviews, multiple pet parents mention how well the product works and gets their pets running around again.
ThermaNAP Self-Warming Pet Bed to Keep Them Cozy
If you live in a colder area, keeping your older pet warm during the winter months can be key to their comfort.
Many heating pads and warm beds for pets require an electrical outlet, but not this one! The ThermaNAP Insulated Self-Warming Pet Bed is just that – self-warming! It features a reflective thermal sheet to take your pet’s natural body heat and give them a warmer sleep surface. Lined with faux fur and quilted, it provides the coziest spot for your pet to curl up.
This bed is also machine washable, so you can get rid of the overwhelming amount of fur and have a clean spot. It also comes in a variety of sizes for all sizes of cats and dogs and starts at just $10.99 which is hard to beat!