As a pet parent, I am always on the lookout for captivating gifts that will encourage and entertain my dogs. The goal becomes even more important if you are searching for presents that will engage an older pet who isn’t as mobile as they once were. This holiday season, I put together a short but high impact list, of my favorite Christmas gifts for handicapped and senior dogs. Each idea is designed to help your special needs dog lead their best possible life.
Interactive dog puzzles
Whether it’s due to old age or a disability, dogs need to keep their minds sharp and focused. Check out the these fun Brain Games that are designed to stimulate a handicapped dog’s problem-solving skills. Your dog will love them!
Strollers for dogs
This pet stroller from Walkin’ Pets at HandicappedPets.com is great for transporting small dogs. It gives less mobile dogs the chance to get out in the world for a very reasonable price.
DoggyRide makes sturdy carts for big dogs who have problems walking. It can be towed behind a bike or wheeled like a stroller. In either case, it will let your dog enjoy the outdoors and feel the wind on their face.
You can keep your dog’s paws warm and protected all winter long with a new pair of non-skid boots. Senior and disabled dogs are prone to slipping; boots with friction on the bottom will keep them safe. They come in a variety of bright colors and sizes.
Heated Dog Beds
Older dogs get cold during the chilly winter. You can keep them comfortable and toasty warm with a heated dog bed. Get one with an orthopedic mattress for extra support for a dog with a problem spine. Your dog will thank you all year long.
Suspender Outifts & Doggie Diapers
The perfect Christmas present for your senior dog might just be a washable doggie diaper or a suspender outfit from Barkertime. The company has every possible product for dogs and cats who suffer from leakage or incontinence. All of their outfits are washable and cute as can be!
Personalized Dog Wheelchair License Plate
This is the perfect gift for the dog who has everything. Get a personalized license plate for their cart at HandicappedPets.com. The proceeds from your purchase are donated to the Handicapped Pets Foundation.