7 Christmas Gifts For Handicapped and Senior Dogs
1. Interactive dog puzzles
Whether it’s due to old age or a disability, dogs need to keep their minds sharp and focused. Hagen Mind Games from SwellPets offers three games in one to stimulate a handicapped dog’s problem-solving skills. They’re fun too.
The Walkin’ Pet Stroller from HandicappedPets.com is great for transporting smaller dogs.
DoggyRide has sturdy carts for bigger dogs that have trouble walking.
Keep their paws warm all winter and protected with a new pair of boots from NeoPaws.
5. Heated Beds
The Thermo Heated Dog Bed from SwellPets is a quilted bed that provides therapeutic benefits for dogs that are getting older.
6. Suspenders and Diapers
If you can’t find a Christmas sweater that will pull over a dog wheelchair try a pair of colorful suspenders instead. The suspenders are actually made to keep doggie diapers safely in place.
7. Personalized Dog Wheelchair License Plate
This is the perfect gift for the dog that has everything, and the proceeds are donated to the Handicapped Pets Foundation.
Reprinted from Lessons From a Paralyzed Dog; Sharon Seltzer is an animal writer, co-founder of the Heaven Can Wait Animal Society in Las Vegas and CEO of Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog. She is also the pet parent to pup Cody and three semi-feral cats; Spike, Sport and Tiger. She was the proud mom to Sophie and Shadow who passed away in 2013.