separation anxiety in older dogs

Separation Anxiety in Older Dogs

It is so heartbreaking to witness separation anxiety in senior dogs, I want to take a look at what it is and how we can help. 

Separation anxiety can be experienced by dogs of all ages, yet it is one of the most common behaviours in senior dogs. Not only can it be harder for older dogs to handle changes in routine, but losing hearing or sight will likely make them more anxious in general.… Read full post

Fight Against Canine Cancer

12 Signs Your Dog May Have Cancer: Don’t Ignore Them

In this new post we will be looking at 12 signs your dog may have cancer.

Are there really signs your dog may have cancer? The short answer is yes, but a more in depth answer would be that the signs for cancer can also signal the presence of other diseases, as symptoms can be similar.… Read full post

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Dog Dental Chews: Do They Help Keep Teeth Clean?

We’re getting the message about the importance of brushing our dog’s teeth, so we want to know if dog dental chews will help. 

In previous posts we looked at various toothbrushes and toothpastes, now it’s time to talk about dog dental chews.

We already know how plaque can build up on our dog’s teeth, just like it does on our own.… Read full post

Through a Dog's Ear

Through a Dog’s Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion – Review

Product: Through a Dog’s Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion

Where to buy: Amazon.com

Product specifications: Running time – 59:58

My rating: 5/5

 

Through a Dog’s Ear: Overview

Through a Dog’s Ear is a 1 hour CD of classical music (Bach, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann) played on a piano, solo.… Read full post

ErinAmanda

Glucosamine for Dogs: What to Expect From an Overdose

Hello everyone, and welcome to this guest post written by Erin Amanda. Erin is a Certified Veterinary Technician with experience in veterinary toxicology, living in Illinois with her partner, her son, and her zoo of critters.  She has written and published peer-reviewed continuing education articles on toxicology through the NAVTA journal and the VSPN network.… Read full post

senior dog dental care

Toothpaste for Dogs

The importance of taking our dog’s oral hygiene seriously cannot be overstated, so in my series about dog dental care the next topic we’ll be addressing is toothpaste for dogs. 

While looking for toothpaste for my dogs, I was surprised by the number of ingredients in some of the formulations I researched, and concerned about how many I had never heard of.… Read full post

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Which Dog Toothbrush Should I Buy?

Believe me, dental disease is something you’re going to want to avoid if at all possible, and a dog toothbrush is a great start.    

See your vet

Nothing wrong with buying a toothbrush right now (and don’t forget the toothpaste!), but I recommend you make an appointment to have your dog’s teeth checked by your vet.… Read full post

Close Down Puppy Farms

Saffy’s Story – The Story of a Rescue Dog That Will Melt Your Heart

 

 

As I write this story, tears are streaming down my face and my heart is broken. Saffy died yesterday afternoon.

In spite of this, her story must be heard.

Saffy (or Saffron Cleopatra – the formal name my husband gave her), was rescued from a puppy mill, also known as dog hell.… Read full post

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Christmas Pet Safety Tips

 

Extra care needs to be taken of our pets at holiday time, so read on for my best Christmas pet safety tips. 

Just because certain family members sport fur, feathers or even scales, and may have more legs than we do, does not mean they shouldn’t be able to join in the festivities of the holiday season.… Read full post

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Senior Dog Dental Care: It Could Save Your Dog’s Life

Unfortunately senior dog dental care, and dog dental care in general, is not taken as seriously as it should be. 

You want me to what? Brush my dog’s teeth? Like with a toothbrush and toothpaste? Ridiculous! No, it isn’t. Actually, it could save your dog’s life.

The importance of senior dog dental care cannot be overstated.… Read full post