Here are some of the DOGSLife team’s favourite products to help make the life of your senior pet that much sweeter.
Redflex heating pad
For several reasons, including less body fat and potential joint issues, some older dogs feel the cold more than their younger counterparts. That’s why we like the Redflex heating pad, designed to keep your pooch warm while it sleeps. The flexible moulded polymer heating pad is tough and durable, with a chew-resistant cord cover to give you piece of mind when your pooch is sleeping on it. Not only that, but it’s easy to clean, making any accidental messes easy to deal with. Coming in small, large and extra-large, the Redflex Heating Pad is available now. dlc.com.au
Many older dogs suffer from joint pain, whether caused by arthritis or simply the effects of old age. Make your dog’s movements easier with Rosehip-Vital Canine, a plant-based anti-inflammatory that’s also good for your dog’s immune system. Whether you’re treating inflammation, maintaining healthy joints or supplementing nutrition, this is one nice product your older pet will thank you for. rosehipvital.com.au
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Active Longevity
As dogs age, their nutritional requirements differ. Energy levels are naturally lower, movement can be trickier for some, and sensitivities to different products can flare up. That’s why it’s so important to feed your dog a diet suited to its age. DOGSLife likes Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Longevity. Created by a trusted brand in canine nutrition, this precisely balanced food is easy for your older dog to digest and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Always consult with your veterinarian before any change to your dog’s diet. hillspet.com.au
Conni Critters incontinence pads
It’s a sad fact of life but as our beloved furry friends get older, they don’t always retain control over their bodily functions. Whether it’s just at night or a problem more consistent in duration, incontinence can be managed with a product such as Conni Critters incontinence pads. Absorbent on top and waterproof underneath, these machine-washable products are so good, they’re commonly used in veterinary clinics around Australia. Coming in small, medium and large, there’s one to suit almost all doggy shapes and sizes. Of course, if your pet does experience incontinence, please speak to your local veterinarian. conni.com.auMake sure your furry friend is always looked after at our DOGSLife Directory