10 Life-Improving Products for Senior Dogs

Ramps

I find that these are more tractable and less space-occupying, and they can be constructed by simply covering some plywood with industrial carpeting.

Life Vests

That pool, ocean or lake can be dangerous territory, especially if you have creaky limbs. That’s where life vests come in, offering swimming safety, fun and exercise in one fell swoop. I happen to love the Outward Hound vests, which have a handle for easy grasping.

Exercise Balls

These large, air-filled balls are ubiquitous in human facilities, but did you know that they can help dogs too? Balancing dogs’ front ends on these will strengthen the hind limb musculature while improving proprioception — that geriatrically elusive ability to place feet properly while walking.


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