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Arthritis Physical Aid Selection Guide

Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
FAQs: Dog Hip and Joint Supplements 
Exercise and Older Pets 
Arthritis Physical Aid Selection Guide 
Products for your Senior Dog

There are many ways you can help a dog with arthritis feel more comfortable and have better mobility. Depending upon the location and severity of your dog's arthritis, one or more of the following may be helpful.

Orthopedic Beds

Orthopedic dog beds

An orthopedic dog bed provides good insulation and support, and makes it easier for your dog to get up. These dog beds with convoluted (egg-carton shaped) orthopedic foam distribute weight evenly and reduce pressure on joints. Our Quilted Super Deluxe Dog Bed or Deluxe Orthopedic Pad are both very good choices.

Westport Stoneware Feeders

Elevated dog feeders and waterers

When even eating and drinking can be a chore for an arthritic dog, elevated dog feeders and raised waterers can be the answer. Several water-filled feeders placed around your home will also help ensure your arthritic dog will maintain her hydration.

ComfortLift Carrier


Lifts like the Drs. Foster & Smith ComfortLift Carrier provide extra help for dogs that have difficulty rising or walking. They are easy to use and comfortable for you and your dog.

Pet Ramps

Ramps and stairs

Ramps and stairs help dogs that have difficulty jumping into cars or onto the bed. There are a variety of styles available. Dog stairs and pet ramps give a lift to older, ailing pets or pets with arthritis or hip problems. Whether you're looking for foam pet stairs or a folding vehicle ramp for your dog, ease life for your senior pet with these helpful aids.

Dog Harnesses

Dog harnesses

Dog harnesses are much better than collars for dogs with arthritis of the neck or back. They allow dogs to have much needed daily walks without the risk of further injury.

Jackets & Coats

Jackets & Coats

Dog jackets and coats help keep the chill away on cold-weather walks. Add an extra layer to your dog and chase those chills away, with our large selection of stylish dog jackets and coats.

Dog Life Preservers

Life preservers

Swimming is an excellent exercise for dogs with arthritis or other joint problems. Dog life preservers or flotation devices can help dogs who enjoy swimming feel more secure.

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