Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dog Solutions: Seniors, Puppies and More
A Pet Solutions Giveaway!

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
© All Things Dog Blog
Senior Dog Comfort Products

Still missing our Xena after 18 months, I have found a flood of new products for senior dogs on the market. Today I'd like to introduce you to a few, and offer giveaways to share some of the  samples I was provided by Petco recently. The products featured here will be given away in combinations as shown on the Rafflecopter entry form at the bottom.


The Silver Tails Senior Products focus on ways to make your aging dog healthier, more comfortable, and easier for you to care for. Their Pet Bed Cover was a fun surprise for me. I removed it from the package to examine it, and discovered a nice adjustable elastic that will allow the cover to go over most any small to medium-sized dog bed. The bed cover is a very fashionable brown.


Inside the bed cover are removable inserts of Bamboo Charcoal for air purification, helping eliminate odors, and absorbing dampness. The cover has a waterproof lining, yet is machine washable. Even the bamboo charcoal insert can be hand washed and placed in the sun to dry and recharge its odor-absorbing properties.


For your Fido with sore muscles, arthritis or hip displasia, the Infrared Massager has 2 heated heads (small and larger) and switches that allow you to choose between heat, small massage head, larger massager, or a combination. This handheld massager is battery operated and comes with an electric recharger. It may also be used on cats.


© Silver Tails
Hand Held Massager
I have an additional item, unpictured above, that came without packaging, as it had been photographed. This Handheld Massager is not heated, but offers other features and different massaging heads for a more hands on experience. If you win this product, you'll find all the information about how to use it and its benefits at the link above. Most importantly, massage assists an older dog's circulation, which often needs help as a dog becomes less active.


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Comfort for Your Senior
The Comfort Zone with D.A.P. (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) helps to reduce stress in puppies and dogs. This diffuser plugs into any wall socket and has been proven to help control excessive whining, destructive chewing, trembling, hiding and panting. The pheromone lasts about 30 days. Refills of this liquid can be purchased at Petco, in store or at this link.


The Rafflecopter entry form should appear at the bottom of this post. If you don't see it immediately, simply click on the title to refresh this post, and it should appear quickly. 




Full disclosure: Petco provided the products included in this giveaway as a promotional opportunity. I was not paid to provide this giveaway by either the manufacturers or Petco. There is no purchase required to enter.

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34 comments:



shilohsmom said...

One senior problem Shiloh has is arthritis in his hip. Most of the floors where we live now are wood, and he's having a rough time with them. He has been moaning and groaning a lot lately.

Another thing is that he has become super clingy. He used to be ok with me being gone for hours, but now he's terrified of me leaving him for any time at all, and doesn't adjust well to changes anymore. I don't know if that's a senior issue or if it's due to the fire we had and having to move from the only home he's ever known. It started after the fire, so it might be a combination of both. I'd like to try the Comfort Zone and see if it helps make him feel more at ease.



CRichman said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My chihuahua Bullet tends to have seperation anxiety when I go out and this would be such a comforting stress reliever for him.
crichmanfreebies@gmail.com



Dawn said...

I miss my senior dog Sephi too. This would have been a great contest for me to enter a few months ago. Maya will only be 5 in August and Pierson is probably not yet 2. Good luck to everyone who has a senior dog!!!



lennyg said...

Oh the massager would be great to try on Golden. She's already getting the typical joint issues. Some arthritis showed on her last exam.



Julie said...

The stress reducing pheromones would be great for Dumpling because he whines and barks when we leave him alone in the apartment.



Sara said...

Although my dogs arent old the massage would be great after a great run or a day of competing. Also one of my dogs has a lot of stress issues, certain noises and separation anxiety .



Olivia R said...

I am lucky to have a healthy Service Dog. She takes glucosimine and chondroitin for preventive reasons, and i am sure after a long, hard day, a massage would be well appreciated.



cstironkat said...

Kouga is healthy but we love to give him massages. He is also on supplements to keep him active.



Lisa said...

Two of my seniors are experiencing increasingly restrictive arthritic issues. I have actually started acupuncture with my one dog, so the massage item would be a wonderful supplement to that.



Misty said...

Arthritis due to breaking her leg twice when she was less than three months old.



Rick said...

Arthritis and hip dysplasia.



Nancy said...

Molimo is now two. She has had bad hip dysplasia since right before a year and a half. So I don't know if that counts as senior problems, but it's problematic.



Trish B. said...

I have seven senior rescue dogs. They all have varying degrees of arthritis and joint problems. Honey had to have bilateral luxating patella surgery twice. Sunshine is stiff when getting up. Godiva had been shot in one of her rear legs and uses it as a peg leg to get around. Lumpy and Bozz limp off and on. Lulu is a tripawd. Bella is still her silly self jumping around doing pirouettes. I have them on supplements to help.

Lumpy and Brees suffer from separation anxiety. Lumpy, Bella, Sunshine, and Honey all have thunderstorm phobias.

I know that they would love the infrared massager and pheromones. Thank you!



amyorvin said...

My 13 year old peekipoo has alittle arthiritis.
2dogs5catscrew@att.net



Anna Galanos said...

The love of my life, Daisy, Chihuahua, (estimated 10 years old this July), has cherry eye, probably arthritis, and I just noticed a cloudy spot in the other eye last night. I've noticed that it takes her longer to walk down the stairs now, too.

As for the other dogs, they chew, chew, chew. I've stopped spending so much time at home and it's turned into chaos with the dogs. They're left loose when people leave instead of being put into their crates, and they're allowed to chew everything up, anything plastic, they go for it. I'm disappointed, but mostly in my family, who I'm supposed to have trusted to take care of my dogs while I'm gone.

Anyway, chewing is a big problem. But I'm more worried about Daisy, since she is specifically mine.



Sarah Rainwater said...

Chewing on things is what our puppy does.



Alexis said...

Our puppy chews on things and the massager would help our senior bulldog very much.



Cynthia Downer said...

With a 90 lb dog that is going on 6, and a younger but awkwardly-built and lanky 60 lb dog, we are anticipating joint issues in the near future. The younger could also use some calming pheromones at all hours of the day.



Catie said...

My pup is a DIGGER! He and the dog next door are in cahoots to dig a tunnel to each other's yards.



larrielle said...

Bentley is my 2 year old Shih Tzu and although he is not experiencing any major issues I know how much he enjoys belly rubs, massages to his ears, and plenty of TLC. Also, there is my mom's Maltese Beemer who is 5 years old. Beemer is a rescue and he required a lot of "assisting" to get him where he is now. If I were to win I would certainly split this giveaway with my mom.



Anne N. said...

I have a 7 year old bulldog and he has been having a hard time getting up after he's been sleeping.



Charity/CC said...

My puppy can't be left with anyone. She has some abandonment issues. It's hard to leave her at the groomers, my mother's house, or at the vet's office. I can't even go on a vacation because of this. Thanks

ccboobooy at gmail dot com



rj7777 said...

All of my animals are 10+. i have 3 dogs and 3 cats. The golden retriever is getting a little wobbly on back legs. I have 2 bichons that have had surgery on all their back legs. Their knees went out and they have steel in them. They stretch out and I bet they must bother them some. This is great for them and all dogs really!!!! Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com



LaurKnotter said...

Not sure if this counts but my six year old Pom has recently started peeing all over the house.



Anonymous said...

amy my dog is allergic to chicken and is also starting to show some hip problems every since he got bitten by a spider and got a staph infection in his leg so now poor jake has issues with his left side he cries at nightand its just hard to know hes in pain



evie said...

evie is almost 11 yr, will be 9-12-2012. she was an only child for almost 8 yrs. she has never warmed up to her 2 sisters. evie gets agitated and starts scratching when i dont pay attention to her. or she will sulk and not sleep with me and the other 2 girls...she also gets upset when i tell her she cant do something, she gets very angry and will sometimes growl at me...seems she has become more irritable as she as grown older. she just developed a staff infection from rolling in the grass. she loves to roll in the grass after it has been cut....she also has always been afraid of thunder and loud rain, lightning. she will not go out to potty and will hold it forever.



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Unknown said...

I think its very thoughtful that you are carrying and helping produce good products for our pets, I know its very profitable, but its the thought that counts. My little white Toy Poodle Dusty is 12 and very high strung. He needs anything that would relax and calm him down and help him enjoy life to the fullest.



pmh said...

my trouble has arthritic issues due to his being abused before we rescued him. Whenever he wakes up, he slowly stands and stretches his legs, testing them before moving forward. sometimes he even just lays back down for a while before getting up again. hydepennym@gmail.com



lmurley2000 said...

my dog has arthritis and i cant find a bed big enough for him to lay in, he lays on the couch alot but it hurts him to get on it.

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Anonymous said...

My puppy is so young and playful, I can't keep up with all the raw hides, dry food, and toys he goes through!



JADiamond said...

My dog, Orion, has moderate HD that is getting worse a he gets older. Keeping weight off him is challenging too



Julie Bjerga said...

Ralphie seems to be having an issue with arthritis, although we're not sure so I've got him on a joint ease supplement which seem to help a lot (and he's constantly dieting, I swear he gains weight far too easily!)



Linda Meyers-Gabbard (LLMG1960) said...

Cinnamon has hard time jumping up on the bed like she use to

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