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Comforting Senior Pets

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

She's been your faithful companion for years, but now her needs are starting to change. As her muzzle starts to gray and his steps start to slow, you can take simple steps to ensure her 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. Arthritis care for your senior dog to improve his quality of life.

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 her 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 help keep joint cartilage healthy. 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. The Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp gives your pet safe, non-slip 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. Prevent dental disease by setting up a regular brushing routine and scheduling regular professional cleaning.

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


ComfortLift Carrier

Drs. Foster & Smith ComfortLift Carrier

Heavy-Duty Carpeted Steps

Drs. Foster & Smith Heavy-Duty
Carpeted Steps

Signature Series® Senior Dog Food

Drs. Foster & Smith Signature
Series® Senior Dog Food

Greenies® Dental Chews Dog Treats

Greenies® Dental Chews Dog Treats

Quilted Super Deluxe Dog Bed

Drs. Foster & Smith Quilted
Super Deluxe Dog Bed

Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp

Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp


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