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    21 Things From Amazon That’ll Make Taking Care Of Senior Pets Easier

    These will make your senior pup more comfortable in just about every way.

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    1. A Milk-Bone good morning healthy joint vitamin treat to help keep your senior dog running around the yard for hours, pain-free.

    a red and white bottle of dog vitamins on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: "Our old doggie has arthritis and needs to have an oil each day but he won’t always eat his dog food drenched in the oil. So I put the oil on treats like these and we get a win-win!! You get joint help with these and also with the oil!" –DMG

    Price: $8.99

    2. A cozy pet tent, because as your cat ages, they will certainly need more warm spots around the house for lounging. This tent is perfect for keeping the warmth in for all their cat naps.

    a grey striped cat inside a brown plush pet tent

    Promising review: "I was excited to find a cozy new bed for this shyer cat. I usually have trouble getting her to use the warmed spots in the house. Recommended, especially for colder weather." –Omar Siddique

    Price: $22.99 (this comes in three sizes, and in seven colors)

    3. A set of steps for an extra boost as your old pal climbs into the car, or onto bed or the couch.

    a golden lab in the trunk of a car with a beige set of steps to placed at the back of a car

    Promising review: "Great value and works really well. We have two large dogs (85 lbs and 92 lbs) and two big trucks (large SUV and GMC Sierra - tall pick-up truck) and this works just fine. It's an easy extra step for the dogs. Folds down nicely to fit in either truck and the dogs really do not have any problems getting in or out. Really helping our backs… NOT lifting these big (old) dogs in and out of our vehicles!" –Kristina

    Price: $39.95 (available in sizes standard and XL, and in grey and beige)

    4. An orthopedic pet bed that'll support your dog's lazy bones as they snooze away dreaming of biscuits and Frisbees.

    a white dog with holiday pajamas on sitting on a grey dog bed

    Promising review: "My little guy is truly a pampered pup now that he has this bed. We love it as it gives him a space to lounge around close to us without having to go into his crate. Nowadays when I notice he's been oddly quiet for a while, I find him snuggled on this bed content as can be. My dog is a chewer and digs, and digs, and digs, his beds until he settles down. For most beds I've bought, I'll see damage almost immediately from his biting/digging. However, this bed shows no damage from this." –Eddy the Pup

    Price: $119.95 (available in sizes small-jumbo, and in three colors)

    5. A probiotic for your feline companion who might need a bit of help with digestion. This flavorless powder formula is USDA organic certified and mixes easily into all wet food.

    a grey and black cat sitting next to probiotics

    Promising review: "We started incorporating this amazing probiotic into our cats' diets a month ago and the kitties no longer have morning tummy upsets! It's great for their gut and digestion, so important when they're 17, and will happily report that their breath smells much better! These picky two are usually fussy about anything new but have been happily eating up this unflavored probiotic! We love that it's in powder form and so easily mixes in with food." –Min W.

    Price: $18

    6. An interactive roller cat toy, because playing isn't just for kittens! Playtime is vital in ensuring your cat can maintain their physical health and mental awareness.

    a striped cat looking at a white kitten plat with w triple tired blue cat toy

    Promising review: "There are lots of these style cat toys but I m happy I ordered this one. The printed directions in the box are very clear and friendly! The 12-year-old big boy and the tiny baby have both played with it but the old man won't let me video him playing with a baby toy.: –HermitsloveAmazon

    Price: $9.99 (available in three colors)

    7. A plush chew toy that is great for both playtime and your mature pup's teeth. This toy contains a squeaker inside for an extra fun touch during a pre-dinner chew.,

    Promising review: "Our boxer is very tough on toys so we knew this would be a limited time only toy but oh what fun! And fun for us to see him running around squeaking his taco looking like he was eating it!" –azmissdaisy

    Price: $7.49

    8. A Burt's Bees dander reducing spray for senior cats who need a bit of help with grooming. This formula contains colloidal oat to promote skin health, and aloe vera to add hydration to their coats.

    reviewer's before and after of cat with dander and then clean coat

    Promising review: "My cat is 10 years old and fluctuates with his weight. He has trouble cleaning himself and I think this is why he gets dandruff on his back. His dandruff was extremely bad and his skin was super sensitive to the point where he didn’t like to be brushed anymore. After literally one day of use it has cleared up... at least 80% better... his coat is softer and he loves to be brushed again!" –Amazon Customer

    Price: $6.49

    9. A no-tug harness that'll make morning strolls pain-free. Harnesses are always the answer when looking for a pair to your leash because collars are a bit rough around dogs' necks (especially when it comes to our elderly community).

    a havanese mix in a room with a harness on

    Promising review: "My havanese mix is about 16 lbs and fit a small harness perfectly. It’s super padded and adjustable around the neck and behind their legs. Generous cut outs around legs prevent rubbing or restricting movement. It’s a little crooked in one of my pictures, but it fits snug and even when adjusted correctly. Great harness!" –J

    Price: $21.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in ten colors)

    10. A Vet's Best flea and tick home spray for some sweet relief from scratching, because ticks and fleas can hurt a ton, and your wise partner in crime has enough things to worry about.,

    Promising review: "WATCHING THIS PRODUCT WORK IS UNBELIEVABLE. My neighbors behind my house like to go hunting for wild boars and that brought LOTS of fleas to my dog. I felt so sad for him! His coat is not near as nice as it used to be. I originally got this for inside the house because I feel like I just get eaten alive! I used it on my dog first and you can see it WORKING INSTANTLY! All of the fleas were coming up to the surface and dead! It was so impressive!" –Liz S.

    Price: $10.43

    11. A bag of World's Best Cat Litter that won't cause your senior feline any breathing problems, and will be safe on their delicate paws. This formula is made with corn, and without any chemicals that may be dangerous to your older kitty. It also clumps quickly and is 99% dust-free. I have some kitties of my own and swear by this litter brand.

    an orange tabby cat next to a litter box on the floor

    Promising review: "In the past 11 years, I have tried nearly 10 varieties of cat litter: clay (store brand and national brand), crystals (national brand), newspaper (store brand and national brand), pine-based (store brand and national brand), and two varieties of corn-based litter. When someone first suggested World's Best I scoffed at the price. After having used it for more than two years, I can say that hands-down, this really is the BEST cat litter we've used. Our cats seem to agree." –Dr. Mom

    Price: $26.95

    12. A reversible dog coat so that your senior dog remains warm and cozy, even during brisk winter walks through the park. Dogs are like people in that the more mature they become, the colder they become, too. Here's to keeping our pups warm 24/7.

    a medium sized dog in from of a house in a green reversible coat

    Promising reviews: "My dog, Riley, looks great in this jacket. I bought it for his first Christmas in the snow and it seems like it will keep him nice and warm. It fits perfectly." –Equestrian

    Price: $20.94+ (available in sizes XS-4XL, and in four colors)

    13. A Relaxivet pheromone calming spray for cats who seem to have the Sunday scaries during other days of the week, too. This spray is great for calming anxious cats, and for taming the cats in your life who are rather rambunctious.

    a striped cat laying on a blanket with the relaxivet calming spray next to them

    Promising review: "I bought this spray because I was moving and needed to take my cat on a long car ride. I sprayed her carrier with this product and it took about 30 minutes for her to really calm down. It is DEFINITELY worth the money and I would 100% buy again and highly recommend it to anyone with a pet who gets anxiety and stressed-out in different situations!" –Truyen Nguyen

    Price: $16.45

    14. A dog hair trimmer, because your gracious sidekick can use some help in shedding their fur. This will help you, too, as your home becomes dander-free.

    reviewer's before and after of scruffy looking dog and then neatly groomed

    Promising review: "These clippers are amazing! Abe thought he was getting a message from the low hum during his cut. Speaking of his cut, I’m a beginner dog owner so this was out of my comfort zone. But these clippers made me feel good that I was going to cut Abe safely. The clippers cut AWESOME and were very easy to use." –Mike & Jen

    Price: $37.89 (available in four colors)

    15. A Hill's Science Diet dry food specifically formulated for dog's age 7+. This kibble has minerals to promote heart and kidney health, and omega-6s and vitamin E for a shiny coat and healthy skin. This kibble is also easy to digest, making it perfect for dogs who would rather exert their energy during playtime.

    a dog on a bag of dog food that reads adult 7+, chicken meal, barley & rice recipe

    Promising review: "I had switched to this food after going through a few for my 14-year-old Bulldog/Dalmatian mix. I switched my poor dog to Science Diet about six months ago and the seizures stopped, he gained more energy, his weight is exactly where it should be, and he seems happier and healthier than ever. Really happy with these results. When you have a dog this old, the right food really makes a huge difference in the quality of life." –Jamie E. Massaro

    Price: $32.99

    16. A dog sling carrier for those long haul trips that will surely tire out your dog. This sling is made of breathable mesh, meaning that your dog will never overheat while you are on your adventure together.

    a black and white chihuahua in a red and black mesh sling on a person

    Promising review: "I ordered a size small for my 3-pound Yorkie. It fits perfectly with extra room. I love the adjustable strap and iPhone holder. She seems comfortable in it. Would recommend for your furry baby." –Tara Taylors

    Price: $21.88-$32.98 (available in sizes S-L, and in eight colors)

    17. A few Greenies treats, because the dental health of our furry companions is just as important as our dental health. As dogs age, dental health is of the utmost importance to maintain heart health.

    an owner holding two Greenies toothbrush-shaped treats in front of their two dogs

    Promising review: "I used to give my GSD greenies rarely, just when she had dog breath from eating god knows what on her walk. As she got older, her teeth became stained, and she really hates it when I brush her teeth. So, last year, I started giving her one greenie every day, and the stains have mostly disappeared from her teeth. An older dog's quality of life can be very much affected by tooth decay, so I am glad to have found that Greenies work so well to clean her teeth." –mvd

    Price: $36.46

    18. A water fountain for your well-aging kitty, because most cats tend to find drinking running water more enjoyable.

    a black and white cat drinking from a cyan and white square cat fountain with a flower as the tap

    Promising review: "I bought this fountain because my cat would break into the bathroom to demand fresh faucet water EVERY time I sat on the toilet! This fountain really is my savior, as our fur baby now has super fresh moving water all day and night and no longer needs to stalk me. He really likes the fountain. We went with this size because we have only one cat and the fountain is not too wide. It fits into smaller spaces nicely. When using the flower petal and cap, it is literally silent." –SFSH

    Price: $26.99 (available in four colors)

    19. A Rocco & Roxie stain and odor eliminator, because accidents happen more and more with age! This spray contains enzymes that eat away at any odor you might be tackling with your senior pet.

    reviewer's before and after of rug with pee stain and then clean

    Promising review: "We have three large dogs, and our house is constantly either full of fur, dog toys, mysterious puddles, etc. Long story short, we had two incidents in which I thought we'd have to rip out all the carpet and sell our house. Both times, R&R not only got the stain completely out of the carpet, but it completely removed the house of the ungodly smell of our dogs' transgressions!!" –Benjamin Poon

    Price: $19.97

    20. A bag of Wellness senior dry food for cats. This formula is grain-free and contains glucosamine and chondroitin to promote hip and bone health.

    a yellow purple and burgundy bag that reads wellness complete health, grain-free, deboned chicken and chicken meal recipe

    Promising review: "I've went through many trials of food over my cat Willie Nelson's life (he's was born in 2005). He loves it! So does his younger sister! As suggested I mixed it with their old dry food and they pushed the old stuff out of their bowls and only ate the Wellness!" –Mary Jo

    Price: $21.49

    21. A box of catnip, because nothing helps a cat unwind like rolling around in this dried herb, no matter what age.

    an orange tabby rolling around in catnip

    Promising review: "This container of catnip is purrfect for your furry friend. Every time my cat hears or sees me gives this container a littler shake he goes running toward his scratch pad/post and instantly gets the effects from the catnip. The pieces are large enough that my cat can eat the pieces of catnip." –Amazon Customer

    Price: $7.95

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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