Comforting Senior Pets
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Arthritis care for your senior dog to improve his quality of life. He's been your faithful companion for years, but now his needs are starting to change. As his muzzle starts to gray and his steps start to slow, there are things you can do to ensure his geriatric years are healthy and comfortable.

Dog Beds
A supportive orthopedic dog bed can mean the difference between achy joints and worn elbows and a contented nights sleep. Waterproof Liners are also helpful for incontinent pets to keep them comfortable and dry during naptime and can easily be thrown into the washer and dryer for a quick clean-up.

Elevated Dog Feeders
Many older pets suffer from stiffness and dog arthritis, making it difficult to bend over while eating and drinking. An elevated dog feeder eases sore joints.

Senior Dog Food
A quality dog food is critical in keeping your pet healthy and active in his senior years. Choose a food that has high quality protein, fiber, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Drs. Foster & Smith Signature Series® Senior Dog Food contains all of these PLUS nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits, probiotics to aid in digestion, and Glucosamine/Chondroitin for healthier cartilage and joints.

Dog Vitamins
Vitamin supplements can be a great way to ensure your older pet is receiving the appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals. Although some pets gain weight as they age, there are those who don't find their food as palatable. Products that can provide needed calories and vitamins and/or increase food's palatability are a great way to keep your older pet healthy and strong.

Dog Arthritis Supplements
A large percentage of older dogs suffer from arthritis. By feeding a daily supplement containing Glucosamine and Chondroitin, you can reverse and prevent future damage to the cartilage in the joints. Drs. Foster & Smith Joint Care supplements have been designed with the arthritic pet in mind.

Dog Ramps, Lifts and Carriers
Walking up steps, jumping into a car, or just walking in the yard can be a real struggle for the older dog. The Drs. Foster & Smith ComfortLift Carrier was created to help arthritic pets up steps or to give them support around the backyard. Carpet-lined Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp gives your pet safe access to vehicles, furniture, or even your house. And for the smaller senior pet, Carriers or Strollers are a great way to give them access to the outside without taxing their strength.

Senior Dog Dental Care
Dental disease is very common in older dogs and can be easily avoided by setting up a regular brushing routine and professional cleaning.

While this is not a complete list of products to help your senior pet or dog with arthritis, it gives you some good ideas to help make your geriatric dog more comfortable. With care and attention, your senior dog will continue to live a full and fruitful life as a beloved member of your family.

ComfortLift Carrier
Dry Senior Dog Food
Dry Senior
Dog Food
Greenies® Treats
Greenies® Treats
Quilted Super Deluxe Bed
Quilted Super
Deluxe Bed
Deluxe Telescoping Dog Ramp
Dog Ramp

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