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Holiday Gifts For Senior Pets
December 1, 2023

Is your furry companion in their golden years? Pets somehow manage to become even cuter as they age, and they’re never more adorable than they are around the holidays. A peacefully-napping senior dog and cat can also add that perfect final touch to a cozy holiday scene. Of course, you’ll want to keep Fido and Fluffy’s age in mind when picking out their gifts this year. A local Houston Heights, TX vet offers some suggestions on shopping for an older pet in this article.

Pupscription Boxes

Subscription boxes can brighten up anyone’s day. Everyone loves getting a box of surprise goodies in the mail. Many companies are now making versions of these for Fluffy and Fido. Look for something that is specifically tailored to older animals. These may contain chew toys that are soft on your dogs’ mouths, or catnip mice that light up or squeak.


Supplements can benefit many pets, but they can be particularly helpful for older animals. Just like us, Fluffy and Fido become more susceptible to certain health issues as they age. These may not magically cure a condition, but they can make a difference as far as managing it. Ask your vet for specific advice.


Fido and Fluffy will spend a pretty good chunk of their retirement napping. If your furry pal could use a new bed, take advantage of those sales and specials and get them a new one.  Orthopedic beds are great choices for senior pets. Look for something with a waterproof mattress or cover, in case of spills or accidents.


Kitties in their golden years often have a hard time getting in and out of litterboxes with high sides. Fluffy may appreciate one that was made specifically for seniors.

Feeding Boxes

Do you have multiple pets? Dinnertime may be a bit tricky, especially if your furry friends have unique and specific dietary needs. This is one area where microchips can come in quite handy. You can now get feeding boxes that will only open for the correct animal/microchip. That may also be something to look into.

Pet Ramps

Senior dogs and cats often have a hard time jumping and climbing to their favorite spots. Fido may also have difficulty getting in and out of the car. Pet ramps or stairs can make things easier on them.

Please contact us with questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care. As your Houston Heights, TX animal clinic, we’re always here for you!