Resource Page

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.

IMPORTANT : A lot of these products have been recommended by members of my FB group, Senior Dog Care Club. These are products that have worked for their dogs, but there is no guarantee they will work for yours. Some of the other products mentioned below I have personal experience with, and others have received good reviews by users I do not know. I highly recommend you consult with your vet before starting any new supplement or food.  

Affiliate disclosure

Some of the links will be affiliate links, which means if you purchase anything I may make a 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

 

Podcast

Please Help! My Dog Has the Worst Allergies!!

 

Articles

9 Safe Apoquel Alternatives

 

Products

Krill Oil – speak to your vet about dosages

 

 

Anal Glands

Products

100% pure pumpkin

Nutramax Welactin for Dogs

 

Articles

Anal Sac Disease in Dogs

Anal Glands — Why Dogs Have Them & What To Do When They’re A Problem

 

 

Anxiety

Products/Treatments

 

Adaptil (US) Adaptil (UK)

Thundershirt  (US)  Thundershirt (UK)

Rescue Remedy (US) Rescue Remedy (UK)

Valerian or Valerian & Skullcap

Separation Anxiety

Solliquin   (for more information visit their website https://www.solliquin.com/)

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/Joint Pain

 

If you have slippery floors you’ve probably seen your dog slipping or having a hard time getting up. This can cause injury if he twists something or falls. Non slip socks or booties can help, as well as putting down yoga mats or interlocking foam or rubber mats. 

Also check out the mobility issues section below.

Products/treatments

Krill oil

Glycan Plus Glucosamine

Glucosamine and Chondroitin

CBD oil

Group member recommended brands (UK)Simply CBD, Simply CBD

New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels

The Missing Link Ultimate Canine Senior Health Supplement

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

YuMOVE by Lintbells (US) YuMove by Lintbells (UK)

Front, rear or full support harness

Interlocking foam mats

Ramps

Extend JointCare With MSM

Vetri Science Vetri Disc (US) Vetri Science Vetri Disc (UK)

Assisi Loop – It is a prescription only, anti inflammatory device. It’s best if you visit their website to learn all about this product. 

Turmeric Golden Paste (this recipe is from the Turmeric User Group, and has been copied with admin’s permission)

Rejuvenate – product offered at some veterinary practices

Phycox MAX

Senior Wellness Aches & Discomfort

Vetoquinol Flexadin Advanced with UC-II

Jump For JOYnts – Visit their website for more information about their company and products

Vetiq Maximum Strength Hip And Joint Supplement For Dogs

GlycoFlex

Dasuquin (US) Nutramax Dasuquin Soft Chews (UK)

Nutri-Vet Cetyl-M Advanced Joint Action 

JOINTSURE Joint supplements for dogs (UK)

ElleVet – visit their website https://ellevetsciences.com/

Non slip socks or booties (UK shoppers)

 

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

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

Therapies

Laser therapy

Light therapy

Hydrotherapy

Acupuncture

 

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

 

Beds

 

Pup Rug Orthopedic Dog Bed (member recommended)

 

 

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.

Podcast

What You Need to Know About CBD Oil

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

Pure Life (UK)

 

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

 

Articles

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs – same title, different article!!

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs: Holistic Treatment Options

 

 

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

Herbsmith Senior Dog Wisdom

Purina Bright Mind

Solliquin – to learn more about this product visit their website https://www.solliquin.com/

Books

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

Articles

Through a Dog’s Ear 

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

 

Articles

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

 

Articles

Diabetes in Dogs

Canine Diabetes And Its Causes

Canine Diabetes: Prevention And Treatment

Diarrhea

 

Articles

4 Natural Remedies To Help Stop Dog Diarrhea

My Dog Has Diarrhea … 7 Home Remedies You Can Try

Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs

 

 

Dogs Grieving the Loss of a Dog

Articles

Owners’ Perceptions of Their Animal’s Behavioural Response to the Loss of an Animal Companion

Study suggests pets grieve

Do Dogs Grieve Over the Loss of an Animal Companion?

 

Epilepsy/Seizures

 

Podcast

Help! My Dog is Having Seizures! Is it Epilepsy?

Websites and Articles

K9 Epilepsy Awareness

#PawsforPurple

Choline

Products

NuLeaf Naturals

 

Fireworks 

It would be great to get your dog away from them if possible. I know that isn’t always an option so here are some things you can try.

Set up a crate in the basement. Keep the door open and cover 2 or 3 sides with a sheet. Play calming music or sit with him or her and watch some TV or a video to distract him. Put the fan on to create some noise. 

If you have enough time before fireworks season, why not try desensitisation. Check online for sounds of thunder and start playing it for your dog. Start it on such a low volume he can barely hear it. Over time gradually increase the volume, and ideally you will get to the point where he’s not bothered, or certainly not as reactive. While you’re playing the audio be sure to distract him with fun games, puzzle toys, treats…

Products/Treatments

Thundershirt

Through a Dog’s Ear (dog calming music)

CBD Oil – there are many brands out there, unfortunately they aren’t all the best quality. One I recommend based on a podcast I did with a representative, and more importantly group members’ experiences is NuLeaf

Trazadone – used to treat anxiety. Here is an article with some more information, and another one

Solliquin – (to learn more about this product visit their website – https://www.solliquin.com/)

 

Hearing loss

Book

Through A Dark Silence: Loving and Living with Your Blind and Deaf Dog (US) (UK)

 

Help paying vet bills

Where to Get Financial Help With Vet Bills

Incontinence

 

Products/Treatments

Treatment will depend on the cause. 

Incurin – a form of estrogen which doesn’t cause bone marrow problems that some estrogens do. This was recommended by Dr Kate Pittman, a guest on one of my podcasts

Proin – by prescription from your vet

Dog incontinence products

Ruggable washable stain resistant indoor/outdoor rugs – They have a cushioned non slip pad and come in different sizes, a wide variety of gorgeous patterns and colours. Perfect if you have pets and kids

Articles

New Theory About Cookie’s Leaks

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(IVDD) 

 

Articles

Managing IVDD And Back Pain In Dogs Naturally

 

 

Kidney Disease

 

Products/Treatments

Hills Prescription k/d I know since the recall of some of Hills products there may be some concerns, so I would research first. 

Kidney Support Gold by PetWellBeing – This is a product I saw mentioned by a couple of members in my FB group, and wanted to share it. They found it made a huge difference, so I think it’s worth having a chat with your vet about it. This is a quote from their website “This unique formula is a gentle yet powerful combination of herbal ingredients, tested by our holistic veterinarians. Kidney Support Gold is comprised of scientifically researched extracts for supporting total kidney health. The result is a formula that is excellent for aging dogs and is an essential part of your canine’s long term health regime for helping to maintain normal kidney function. The effects of the herbs in Kidney Support Gold have been studied for their “tonic” actions. Tonic herbs are restorative, help maintain vitality, and provide nutrition to the body in a way that it can readily absorb.”

Here is the link to their website – https://www.petwellbeing.co.uk/products/dog-kidney-function

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

 

Liver

 

Articles

What That Liver Enzyme Test is Telling You

 

Megaesophagus

 

Articles

Young Dog Needs Food Smoothies Due to Esophagus Issue

Integrative approaches to megaesophagus

 

Mobility Issues

 

Also be sure to check out the arthritis section at the top of the page.

Products/Treatments

Pet Stairs

Dog Ramps

Dog Stroller (US) Dog Stroller (UK)

Glucosamine/Chondroitin

New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels

Front, rear and full lifting harnesses

Interlocking foam mats (US) Interlocking foam mats (UK)

YuMove by Lintbells (US) YuMove by Lintbells (UK)

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

 

 

Muzzles

Reasons may vary, but sometimes we just need a muzzle. I use one for Jack when he goes to the vet…because he hates him and it’s as simple as that. I know one of my group members was concerned about muzzling her dog because he had some breathing issues. Even though it wouldn’t be for long, she was asking for recommendations.

Another member recommended a website called The Muzzle Up Project which is worth looking into. She also mentioned Baskerville muzzles don’t restrict breathing. Naturally do some research, but this is a good place to start! 

 

Nutrition

 

Podcast

Is Raw Food the Answer to our Old Dog’s Health Problems?

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 (also see arthritis and mobility sections above) 

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.

Products

The Assisi Loop is a prescription only anti inflammatory device. Visit their website to learn all about it, and watch this video.

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

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

Articles

Pain Medication 101

Managing Pain in Dogs

 

 

Pet Loss/Grief

 

Books

Signs From Pets In The Afterlife (US) Signs From Pets In The Afterlife (UK)

Heart Dog: Surviving the Loss of Your Canine Soul Mate (US) (UK)

The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists Who Lead Pet Loss Groups (US) (UK)

Pet Loss Poems: To Heal Your Heart and Soul (US) (UK)

Podcasts

How do you Survive the Loss of Your Heart Dog

Your Senior Dog is Talking to You…Here’s How to Hear Them

Memorials

Pet memorial stones (US) Pet memorial stones (UK)

Memorial picture frames (US) Memorial picture frames (UK)

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

 

Articles

Suggestions for Picky Dogs – this article is with permission from the Turmeric Users Group 

What to do if Your Old Dog Won’t Eat

Everything You Need to Know About Bone Broth For Dogs 

 

Video

 

 

Quality of Life 

Podcast

How to Measure Quality of Life

 

Thunderstorms

 

Please refer to the Fireworks and Anxiety sections

 

Vet Bills

 

This article contains a list of organisations that help people with vet bills

 

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