Holiday Gifts for Senior Dogs

Is your canine buddy entering—or perhaps already in—his senior years? If so, you may want to get Fido something other than toys for the holidays this year. As your pet ages, his needs will change a little bit. Read on as a Marietta, GA vet suggests some great gifts for senior dogs.

Comfy Bed

One of the best things you can do for your faithful friend is make sure he can sleep comfortably at night. Get Fido a good doggy bed to doze off in. Orthopedic beds are great for older pets, because of the extra support they offer.

Doggy Massage

A soothing massage can be just as beneficial and relaxing for Fido as it is for you. Treat your canine friend to a day at a local doggy spa.

Elevated Dishes

Dogs have to strain their necks a bit to eat from bowls on the floor. Fido will be much more comfortable eating from raised doggy dishes. Give your furry pal’s dinnerware a pupgrade.

Supplements

Supplements can be quite beneficial to older dogs. For instance, fish oil can lubricate Fido’s bones and joints, helping him move more easily. Ask your vet for recommendations.

Dental Treats

Did you know that over 80 percent of adult dogs have some form of dental disease? Get Fido some dental formula treats or chews.

Pet Ramps/Stairs

Have you noticed Fido having trouble climbing stairs, or getting in and out of the car? Pet ramps or stairs will help your canine companion get around more easily. These would make a great gift for your four-legged friend!

Treats

Dogs never outgrow their love of tasty snacks! Get Fido some yummy doggy treats. You can also make your dog some treats. Look online for recipe ideas. Make sure to only use ingredients that are safe for pets.

Pawdicure Set

Younger pups sometimes grind their claws down by running around. However, because senior pooches are less active, their nails often get too long, which can be both painful and problematic. Get Fido a good claw-care set. Include clippers with sensors, booties, and paw balm or wax. Remember to offer your four-legged buddy lots of treats and belly rubs after his pawdicure!

Happy Holidays! Please feel free to contact us, your local Marietta, GA pet hospital, for all of your senior dog’s veterinary care needs. We are dedicated to providing excellent care!