Six must-have products to extend and improve senior dogs’ quality of life
Here we present to you the best products on the market that can help improve the quality of life for your senior dog.
Saturday 26th November 2022
Silver+ Contour Memory Foam Dog Bed
Memory Foam dog bed by ViVet reacts to body heat and weight by 'molding' to your pet's body thus distributing the body weight over a larger area and relieving pressure on joints. Our physiotherapy vet recommends Silver+ Comfort dog beds especially for dogs troubled by arthritis and joint problems, elbow or hip dysplasia, as well as large breed dogs and senior pets. The Cool Gel Memory Foam bed helps prevent pressure sores particularly for dogs who spend more time resting and the firm padding should make it easier for your pet to get up after lying down.
Dr Buzby’s ToeGrips™ are the only product on the market that use dogs’ normal biomechanics, by providing traction through their toenails. With this unique approach, ToeGrips provide improved mobility and stability, increased confidence, and proprioceptive stimulus.
A complete shoulder and hip harness system that literally lifts the lives of aging or recovering dogs! By placing a pair of handles where you can quickly reach them, this unique dog harness allows you to lend support at any time.
These devices provide targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (targeted PEMF) in a portable, easy-to-use format that can be used in clinic or in the home. The Loop has been proven to reduce pain and inflammation and has been cleared by the FDA for palliative treatment of post-operative oedema and pain in humans.
Encore Mobility™ Deer Velvet and GLM Joint Supplement
Dr. Buzby’s Encore Mobility™ Joint Supplement contains bioactive New Zealand Deer Velvet with Green Lipped Mussel in a tasty chewable tablet, the perfect joint supplement for your dog to improve joint mobility and boost stamina. Both Bioactive Deer Velvet and Green Lipped Mussel work naturally with the body and are safe to take long term. The chewable tablets are highly palatable for dogs and can be given as treats.
We love using these non- toxic clay packs for both thermotherapy (hot) and cryotherapy (cold). Hot therapy to help relax muscle and soft tissue stiffness. Cold therapy can be useful for the relief of symptoms due to joint and muscle soreness, swelling and discomfort.
Could using non-pharmaceutical pain management help your pet? Here's Yuby's story. Susan contacted me when her little doggy, Yuby was having some difficulties with painful stifles (knees) due to ligament problems. Yuby was already under the care of her family veterinarian, but the current regime of rest and NSAIDs pain medication was not doing enough to allow Yuby to do the things he loved.
Dusty's progress with hip dysplasia and degenerative joint disease When we first met Dusty the Husky, she was 14 years old. She had been managing well over the years with hip dysplasia and degenerative joint disease developing in her hips, back and knees.