Senior Dog Care Resource

Welcome to the Senior Dog Care Resource Page. What is it you ask? It is a list of products and links to various articles to help you take the best care of your furry companion.

While my website, Caring for a Senior Dog is very easy to navigate, this resource page will just consist of links so you can find what you’re looking for even quicker. It is in alphabetical order by condition or issue.

A lot of these products have been recommended by the members of my FB group, Senior Dog Care Club, some I have personal experience with and others have received good reviews by users I do not know. It is always up to the individual (and in the case of supplements, food etc.. in consultation with a vet) to determine if a certain item is suitable for their dog. 

Affiliate disclosure

Some of the links will be affiliate links, which means if you purchase anything I will make a very small commission. This does not increase the cost of your purchase at all, but it does allow me to keep this blog running.

 

ACL

CCL Injuries in Dogs

Cruciate Ligament Rupture: Missing The Big Picture

 

 

Allergies

 

 

Articles

9 Safe Apoquel Alternatives

 

 

 

Anxiety

Products/Treatments

Adaptil 

Thundershirt

Rescue Remedy

Valerian or Valerian & Skullcap

Separation Anxiety

 

Articles

14 Medications for Dog Anxiety

30 Percent of Dogs Show These Anxiety Triggers — Are Any True for Your Pet? 

Old Dog Anxiety – An Owners’ Guide 

Through a Dog’s Ear

6 Natural Solutions for Dog Anxiety

Arthritis

Products/treatments

Krill oil

Glycan Plus Glucosamine

Glucosamine and Chondroitin

CBD oil

New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels

The Missing Link Ultimate Canine Senior Health Supplement

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Front, rear or full support harness

Interlocking foam mats

Ramps

List of drugs typically prescribed by a vet (submitted by FB group members)

  • Tramadol
  • Rimadyl
  • Metacam
  • Gabapentin
  • Onsior
  • Amantadine
  • Deramaxx
  • Galliprant
  • Novox
  • Luxicom
  • Cartrophen injections
  • Adequan injections

 

 

Articles

How to Treat Arthritis Pain in Dogs Naturally 

How to Treat Arthritis in Dogs

Treat Your Dog’s Arthritis Pain Naturally (With These 3 Simple Steps) 

Treating Arthritis in an Older Dog

Healing With Turmeric Golden Paste For Dogs

The Dog Joint Protector

 

 

 

 

Bladder Infections

Articles

Bladder Infections and Stones in Dogs

Blind Dogs/Vision Problems

Whether your dog is experiencing some vision loss or is completely blind, physical exercise and mental stimulation are still very important. Yes it can take time to adapt, but don’t leave her lying around getting bored and depressed. When finding new toys for her think about her other senses and choose ones that make noise and are treat dispensing. When it comes to the “noisy” toys keep in mind the volume. Some dogs won’t mind it and others may be fearful. I’m going to state the obvious by saying be careful the toy you give your dog is not too small, and if there is a squeaker or something similar inside don’t leave him unattended as he could chew through the toy and swallow it. 

Products/Treatments

Muffin’s Halo

Kong 

Multipet Deedle Dude Toy

Dr Mercola Eye Support

 

Articles

How to Care For a Blind Dog

What to Expect When a Dog Goes Blind (And How to Help Him Adapt)

How to Help a Blind Dog Adapt

How to Give Your Blind Dog a Great Life

 

Boredom Busters

(physical exercise & mental stimulation)

We all know our dogs need physical exercise, even if it’s a few short walks each day, but mental stimulation is just as important. 

Products/Treatments

Puzzle toys

Treat dispensing toys

Snuffle mat

 

Articles

10 Tips For Exercising a Senior Dog 

How to Provide Your Senior Dog With Proper Exercise

The Importance of Mental Stimulation For Dogs 

6 Fun Activities To Do With Your Older Dog

Keeping Your Dog Mentally Stimulated Through the Golden Years

 

Cancer

 

Articles

An Unexpected Cause Of Cancer In Dogs

Top Foods For Preventing Cancer in Dogs

Dog Cancer: Five Simple Steps To Prevent It

Novel Cancer Vaccine Uses Animal’s Own Tumor Cells

 

CBD Oil

There is so much buzz about the wonders of CBD oil, it feels like it’s being touted as the best thing since sliced bread! Sorry I hate cliches but it seemed to fit in this case! Anyway… while it doesn’t work for every dog, many members of my FB group have seen some positive results, even great results, so I have created a separate section just to list the ones recommended by them.

Products

Nuleaf

HempMy Pet

Source 

Bluebird Botanicals

CBD Brothers

American Shaman

Holistapet

Blooming Culture

Lazarus Naturals

Creating Brighter Days (Canadian company)

HempRX from Rx Vitamins for Pets

Canna-Pet

Innovet

 

 

Cushings

Products/Treatments

Trilostane (drug name), Vetoryl (common name) – prescription medication

 

Articles

Cortisol: What Happens in a Dog’s Body When it Goes Awry

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: The Incurable Disease Your Vet is Likely to Miss

Dementia

Products/Treatments 

Selgian (UK)/Anipryl (US) – prescription medication 

Omega 3sKrill Oil and Flaxseed Oil    

SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) – Speak to your vet about it 

Melatonin – American Kennel Club’s recommended doses are as follows, but please check with your vet and start low.  <10 lbs–1mg; 10-25 lbs-1.5mgs; 25-100 lbs–3mgs; >100 lbs-3-6mgs

B vitamins 

Valerian/Valerian & Skullcap 

Rescue remedy 

CBD oil – Nuleaf Naturals, Bluebird Botanicals; Canna-Pet; Innovet; Creating Better Days; CannaWell

Senilife 

Aktivait 

Nutramind – Available in the UK at your vet’s office 

Nutracalm – Manufactured in the UK by the same company that makes Nutramind, also available at your vet’s office

Hill’s Prescription Diet b/d

Purina Bright Mind

 

Articles

Through a Dog’s Ear 

Remember Me? Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Urgent Brain Function Alert for Beloved Pets 

The Best Natural Treatment for a Dog With Dementia

How to Help Relieve Dog Dementia Symptoms 

 

 

Degenerative Myelopathy

A Natural Approach to Managing Degenerative Myelopathy

Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs

 

 

 

Dental Care

Products/Treatments

Toothbrushes for dogs

Doggy toothpaste

Dental wipes

Water additive

 

Articles

How To Take Care Of Your Senior Dog’s Teeth 

How to Manage Dental Disease in Senior Dogs 

Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?

 

 

Diabetes

Diabetes in Dogs

Canine Diabetes And Its Causes

Canine Diabetes: Prevention And Treatment

Diarrhea

4 Natural Remedies To Help Stop Dog Diarrhea

My Dog Has Diarrhea … 7 Home Remedies You Can Try

Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs

 

 

 

 Incontinence

Products/Treatments

Treatment will depend on the cause. 

Proin – by prescription from your vet

Dog incontinence products

 

Articles

Lack of Bowel Control in Dogs

Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

How to Deal With Older Dog Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence in Dogs Explained

Never Ever Punish This — It’s Not a Behavioral Problem, It’s a Medical One

Urinary Incontinence: Natural Treatment Options for Dogs and Cats

 

Videos

 

Intervertebral Disk Disease in dog (IVDD) 

 

Articles

Managing IVDD And Back Pain In Dogs Naturally

 

 

 

Kidney Disease

Products/Treatments

Hills Prescription k/d

 

Articles

6 Questions Answered About Kidney Disease in Older Dogs

Your Pet’s Kidney Failure — Where’s It Really Coming From?

Kidney Disease in Dogs: How Much Do You Know?

Diet for dogs with kidney disease

 

Megaesophagus

Articles

Integrative approaches to megaesophagus

Mobility Issues

Products/Treatments

Pet Stairs

Dog Ramps

Dog Stroller

Glucosamine/Chondroitin

New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels

Front, rear and full lifting harnesses

Interlocking foam mats

 

Articles

How to Choose the Right Pet Stroller For Your Senior Dog

5 Ways to Get Your Dog with Mobility Issues Moving

Healing With Turmeric Golden Paste For Dogs

5 Signs of Pain That Owners Often Overlook – Are You Missing Them?

A Top Reason for Euthanasia – How to Help Avoid It

 

Nutrition

 

Products/Treatments

 

Articles

Why 84% of Pet Owners Don’t Know What to Feed Their Aging Pets  

Do You Know What Food is Best for Your Senior Pet?  

The Basics of Senior Dog Nutrition

This Raw Pet Food Trend is Worse than Cheap Processed Food…

 

Pain Management

This section is about pain management in general, not for any specific condition. If your dog is experiencing pain, no matter the reason, this list will be helpful when discussing treatment options with your vet.

Articles

Pain Medication 101

 

 

 

Pet Loss

Memorials

Pet memorial stones

Memorial picture frames

Memorial jewelry

 

Articles

Pet Loss Grief Support, Rainbow Bridge & Candle Ceremony 

Mourning the Life of a Best Friend 

My Pet is Growing Older, How do I cope With Pet Loss and the Inevitable 

The Loss of a Pet: Will You Be There at the End?

5 Tips to Help Pets Deal with Grief

 

Picky/Fussy Eaters

Products/Treatments

 

Articles

What to do if Your Old Dog Won’t Eat

Everything You Need to Know About Bone Broth For Dogs 

 

Video

Must Have Products

Pee pads

Stroller

Front, rear or full lifting harness

Carpet squares/interlocking foam mats/yoga mats – for slippery floors

Enzymatic cleaner

Heating pad/mat

Cooling products

Bed – every dog likes something different, but consider one that is lower in the front, making it easier to get in and out of

Harness

Toe grips