Friday’s Favorite Five: Products for Special Needs or Less Active Dogs

Friday’s Favorite Five: Products for Special Needs or Less Active Dogs (4/21/17)

Items for special needs or senior dogs.
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Special Needs Dogs and Senior Dog Care

All dogs are special and have their own behavior, health, and activity requirements. Some dogs are what we may consider special-needs dogs or senior dogs that may need a little help with their daily lives or activities. This, however, does not mean that these dogs do not deserve to lead a happy, fun, and healthy lifestyle. A special-needs dog may have just a few needs or requirements to help them enjoy life to the fullest. I thought today would be a great day to spotlight 5 amazing products and brands that help our special dogs LIVE LIFE!


“WiggleLess has a unique and innovative design which aids in spinal column support and activity restriction in dogs. This dog back brace limits many of the movements which are known to contribute to back injuries as well as provides back support that can help prevent further exacerbation of some existing spinal conditions.” Amber Brooks, DVM Knoxville, TN Order Today!

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WiggleLess Order Today


Ever wonder why dogs slip on hard floors? Dogs use their nails for traction—engaging them like cleats digging into the ground. But hard nails can’t grip hard floors. ToeGrips are nonslip grips that fit onto dogs’ toenails to restore their natural ability to grip with their nails. Help your dog turn back the clock and rediscover confident mobility with ToeGrips. Read my review or Order Today!

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ToeGrips Order Today


GingerLead dog slings help aging or handicapped dogs with mobility and dogs recovering from orthopedic problems or procedures. They are easy to use, padded, adjustable for height, include an integrated leash for control and are machine washable. Sizes available for toy to giant breeds. Recommended by Veterinarians. Made in USA. Order Today!

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GingerLead Order Today


Pet Gear Pet Strollers are used for a variety of reasons. They help avoid stress on your pet’s body if they are having trouble walking due to joint pain, arthritis, or recent surgery. Strollers also function as a crate on wheels. Wherever you go, your pet, whether it be a dog, cat, furry friend, will be able to keep you company while remaining safely contained inside the stroller. Order Today!

Muffin’s Halo Guide for Blind Dogs is a 3 piece must-have device that helps blind dogs transition to becoming familiar with existing or new surroundings quickly. It starts as a harness that is wrapped snuggly around a dog’s neck and torso. The wing attaches to the neck of the harness. The halo is attached to the wing and when placed on the neck of the harness, the halo is just above the eye level and acts as a buffer to safeguard a blind dog’s head, nose, face and shoulders from bumping into hard surfaces. Order Today!


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Friday's Favorite Five: Products for Special Needs or Less Active Dogs. All dogs are special and have their own behavior, health, and activity requirements. Some dogs are what we may consider special-needs dogs or senior dogs that may need a little help with their daily lives or activities. This, however, does not mean that these dogs do not deserve to lead a happy, fun, and healthy lifestyle.
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128 thoughts on “Friday’s Favorite Five: Products for Special Needs or Less Active Dogs

  1. Wow did not know they had a dog back brace, we have two weiner dogs and worry about their backs all the time. This would help protect them!!

  2. Oh wow, I didn’t know they had these many products for special need dogs. I have seen the strollers and it always brings a smile to my face when I see it.

  3. Oh boy, this makes my heart burst for so many different reasons. I’m a special education teacher so I accommodate for kids who have different learning styles. (I’m on a year-long break from the classroom and doing administrative work for a vet school and so being around the animals makes me realize how similar animals and humans are. They all work in different ways and need to be treated like the individual amazing animals they are!)

  4. I love these items, halo is such a brilliant idea. I know a blind dog that walking into a cabinet corner and burst her eye, it was horrible. I can see the halo really helping prevent bumps like that.

  5. I’m so happy they’ve come up with all these products for senior dogs now! Sadly our dog passed a few years ago (he was 12 human years so a long and happy life) but we would have loved stroller for sure!

  6. Not gonna lie, the idea of toe grips is hilarious. But hey, if it can keep them from having a Scooby doo running in place moment, they’re definitely worth a try.

  7. I didn’t know that there are many products for special need dogs. All these products will work in different ways and need to be treated like the individual amazing animals they are!)

  8. Thanks so much for this post. We just got a puppy and might need to look into some of this later on down the road. It’s nice to know they have stuff for all types of dogs

  9. How interesting! The clips are such a good idea and I need to tell my Mum about this as her dogs are constantly sliding around.. amusing sometimes… but not ideal!! ha

  10. This products look amazing. My Balck Lab had surgery six month ago on her leg. If I knew about some of this products she wpuld be fine much much sooner. She is good now happy and running areound as allways.

  11. Toe grips! What! I have a rather hyper pup and these would be great. I wonder if they help prevent damage to the floors too, which in my case would be a added plus!

  12. This has really opened my eyes! I had no idea there was special needs dogs, I guess I never really thought about it but of course there will be dogs who are less able! How fantastic that there are things to help!

  13. Thanks for sharing all of these! I love the stroller – definitely a good way to get fresh air without your dog having to hurt too much if they have trouble walking.


  14. Thanks for sharing these products. I never heard about these products but now i would love to buy them for my little dog.

  15. Wow, my little pom needs those toe grips for her nails, she is terrified of slippy floors! Thanks for sharing, thats a game changer.

  16. My dog is still young and very active but I had an elderly bichon before I had my sheltie and he benefitted a lot of having a stroller. He lived 21 yrs. Still miss him.

  17. What a great resource for owners of special needs dogs. I will be sharing this with a couple friends.

  18. It has been a long time since I’ve had a dog with special needs. I am so glad to see the many options available now!

  19. Our Cocker Spaniel was blind from glaucoma for the last 8 years of her life. We had one accident resulting in a small corneal abrasion and that was my fault. There is a learning curve in dealing with a newly blind dog, especially those who still have their actual eyes. Those eyes need to be protected and they can be very vulnerable to an assortment of everyday hazards. We had a hoop custom made for us by a friend but with the same general design as the Muffin halo. It was a lifesaver in strange places. We traveled. A lot of different motel rooms. After a few different rooms and wearing her hoop, Bonnie could map out the room within 5 minutes with her water bowl as the center piece. It was worth every stitch.

  20. Great post and I love the innovations that people come up with for our pets, I am fortunate at the moment I do not need any but in the future I will have a better knowledge, thanks so much

  21. There are so many great products on the market for dogs that I didn’t know existed! I think some of these may work for my senior dog clients. Thank you.

  22. This is such wonderful information! Our pug died when he was 12 and the final year of his life we used a number of these things. The back brace (especially for older pugs) is a must. Their breed can have spinal issues .. in fact at one point he had to have surgery to repair a disk that was pushing on his spinal column. And the stroller made me smile. We had one and took it with us for when he got too tired to walk anymore.

  23. I don’t have dogs but I’ll send this post right away to a couple of friends very into the dogs that can truly have benefits from your tips!

  24. Honestly, I had no idea that such products existed! They seem very helpful, I will definitely share your post with a friend of mine that has a dog. I was quite impressed by the Pet Stroller! πŸ™‚ I’ve never seen one before, but it’s so useful for pets.

  25. Thanks for letting me know that there are products like these for special needs dogs. My 4 year old Shih Tzu is getting to be a bit on the heavy side and I don’t want any extra strain on his spine because of his sagging belly. I might get a brace for him. Best thing though is to put him on a diet and get him to do more exercise to shed off that excess weight.

  26. What great recommendations. I ‘ll have to forward this post to a few on my friends with elderly dogs. I think they can use at least 2 of the items- gingerlead and the stroller.

  27. These are all great products, I especially like the GingerLead and Muffin’s Halo. These are all really helpful for dogs with special needs. Thanks for sharing.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  28. I’m familiar with some of these. Muffin’s Halo was an BlogPaws last year. I LOVE the idea behind that product! Got a stroller for my dogs to go to big events. J.R. is ok, but April gets very scared around crowds, thought this would be a way for both of them to go to charity walks, etc and feel safe and secure. It’s great that so many products are available for senior pets now so life can be as easy as possible for them. They deserve it!

  29. We met the Gingerlead people at BlogPaws 2016. They are the most committed people on the whole planet. Their idea is so ingenious but helpful and it works!

  30. Wow Tonya – I had no many idea of the variety of products out there! I feel foolish now, but I’ve only known of ramps (for cars) or steps to reach a bed. The back brace would have been perfect for my Marron (RIP). As my remaining dog, Marilyn, ages, several of these products will be useful. It’s always sad to see a dog age. Sometimes it seems to happen overnight, doesn’t it? I know I’ll be referring back to this post, and telling friends about it too!

  31. It makes me happy to see how many products are coming out to help disabled and aging pets. That really says something about how much people love their pets! I’ve met the creator of Muffin’s Halo. She is a wonderful and giving person. She helped out a blind dog in my local rescue when I asked! I can’t thank her enough.

  32. I had never heard of the back brace. That is great to know about. We have seen the benefits of the ToeGrips and frequently recommend them to our friends with older dogs who are suffering from mobility issues or younger dogs with neurological disorders.

    Thanks for this great lineup. I’m sure a lot of pet parents will benefit knowing about these helpful resources.

  33. We just rescued a puppy so we really aren’t in need of these things right now, but you never know what might happen in the future! I’ll bookmark.

  34. My neighbor bought the brace for his dog. He and I were talking about how it works for his dog. He seems to like it!

  35. love the stroller! my dog isn’t old or anything, but refuses to walk in the rain – he still wants to go for a walk though, and will whine all day! this could solve that issue.

  36. There are so many products for dogs. I had a no idea.. They sound perfect for dog care

  37. This is such a great post! Our older dog is 13 and is still moving around great, but we do have to take things a little slower with him some days. We’ve found getting him out for a walk every day is the best thing for him πŸ™‚

  38. Wow, those are interesting and thoughtful products. How neat that there is a device so blind dogs don’t bump into things. It’s nice that these are available for pet owners.

  39. These are some great products for dogs. Dogs are an awesome and important family member so it’s important to take care of them!

  40. I hope to get a dog this year. This is enlightening. I did not know they had dog strollers. Interesting

  41. ive always wanted a pet stroller, but my dog is over 70lbs so unless my husband can be convinced to get me a smaller pup, I don’t see this entering my life any time soon. I had no idea that they made back braces for dogs though, that could come in handy when my dog finally gets to that age where mobility is lessened.

  42. Your tips are very helpful, and I will consider some of these goodies for my friend’s dog.

  43. I had no idea there were so many things out there to help special needs dogs! I think this is so great. Finally something to extend their life and not just putting them down which happens all to often. Thank you so much for sharing, you might have saved some animals!

  44. I have a friend who has special needs dog… I am glad that you posted this… I was thinking to get her as well as her dog something as I am planning to visit them this weekend.. Now i have some options to choose for and also share this post with her πŸ˜€

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