The thing is, that makes me concerned for three reasonsPeople are lifting some very heavy dogs in and out of the car, potentially injuring themselves Dogs are missing out on quality family time Dogs of all ages are putting unnecessary wear and tear on their joints.… Read full post
Managing pain and mobility issues can be one of the most challenging problems facing caretakers of senior dogs.
Don’t settle for having a pet in pain before exhausting every avenue available. Many pet owners are unaware their pets are suffering from pain; most pets don’t moan or whine, even though they are painful.… Read full post
I feel so helpless when it’s time to say goodbye. Everything I could have done was done, and I have to figure out how to adapt without my constant companion. Finding a way to honour the memory helps me cope.… Read full post
I can’t think of anything more rewarding than making the last years of a pet’s life the absolute best they can be. There are many issues that may need to be addressed as our pets age, including mobility, pain, changes in vision and hearing, cognition or senility, dental care, incontinence, cancer, and changes in appetite and nutritional needs.… Read full post
You heard, or should I say read, correctly. I recently wrote about pet urns, and I know what a tough topic it is to think about. For those of us who like to keep our pets with us, we don’t have much choice I’m afraid.… Read full post
Plain and simple, senior dogs are amazing. We, often, have dogs in the “Project Golden Years” program that are, simply, some of the most wonderful dogs in the rescue. Oddly enough, these dogs also seem to spend the most time in the rescue before they find their forever home. My suspicion is
folks have a misguided perception that these old dogs are just waiting to pass. … Read full post
I will never forget the first time I had to say goodbye to a pet. Her name was Calypso, and she was 3 weeks old when I found her in a pile of garbage on my way home from work.… Read full post
My Charley has Hip Dysplasia (HD). She’s turning 9 years old on the 10th of October this year.
I knew Charley had HD when I decided to invite her into my life. But it didn’t matter, I loved her from the moment I saw her.
The breeder said her hips fall into the borderline category and she might never present with HD symptoms.… Read full post