9 Products That Can Help Make Life Easier for Senior Pets

Let's face it, getting old stinks! It's not fun for anyone — and that includes our four-legged friends. But, there are things that we can do to make growing older a little easier for our pets. These nine easy-to-use products can help keep elderly pets feeling young at heart.

Senior Pet Products

dog shoes


Summit Trex

These lightweight shoes can help your senior dog cope with the elements. Not only do they have great traction, they also help protect paws from extreme temperatures and abrasive surfaces. Plus, they're super stylish!

Summit Trex, $59.95

dog with front harness

KV Supply

Lift 'Em Up Front Harness

If your dog has trouble climbing stairs or getting in and out of the car, this front-lift harness offers a real mobility boost. A back-lift version is also available for dogs who have trouble with their rear legs.

Lift 'Em Up Front Harness, $59.95

washable doggie diapers
Washable Doggie Dungarees

As your pet gets older, she may have urinary accidents. These washable diapers can help make your pooch's incontinence more manageable for her and for you. But, be sure to change them as soon as they get damp to avoid skin irritation.

Washable Doggie Dungarees, $9.95

dog in dog bed

Happy Hounds

Orthopedic Dog Bed

Made with durable foam, this bed is designed to help your senior dog feel more comfortable while he gets his much-needed rest. It's water-resistant and the cover comes off and is machine washable, too. 

Happy Hounds Oscar Orthopedic Dog Bed, $69.99

domed litter box with ramp
Booda Dome Clean Step Cat Litter

The elevated ramp on this litterbox can help a senior cat more easily access the litter, while the domed top offers a little privacy. Keep in mind, though, that some cats may prefer an uncovered litterbox. And no matter what type of litterbox you choose, make sure it's 1½ times the length of the cat. 

Booda Dome Clean Step Cat Litter, $70.09

stairs for dogs and cats

Pet Gear Inc.

Pet Stairs

Make it easier for your cat or dog to get on and off the sofa or bed with these wide, rubber-gripped steps designed to hold pets up to 150 pounds. And as an added bonus, the carpet tread is removable for easy cleaning.
Pet Gear Easy Step II Pet Stairs, $59.49

pet stroller

Watson's Senior Pet Supplies

All-Terrain Stroller

Even if your senior pet can't get around like he used to, he can still enjoy a stroll through the park in this all-terrain stroller. The smart design makes it easy for you to maneuver and features rear shock absorbers to help make the ride comfortable for your pet. 

Next Gen AT3 All-Terrain Stroller, $249

dog in coat

L.L. Bean

Field Coat for Dogs

As some dogs get older, they may become more sensitive to the cold air. Help keep your pooch warm all winter long in this handsome and protective coat. 

Field Coat for Dogs, $29.95-$59.95

dog and cat in thundershirts


ThunderShirt for Cats

If your senior cat is nervous or anxious, the ThunderShirt may be the solution. Its patent-pending technology applies gentle pressure to your feline, which can help to soothe and calm her. The ThunderShirt is also available for dogs. 

ThunderShirt, $39.95

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