Nina Ottosson dog brick activity toy

Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Activity Toy Review

The Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Activity Toy is a wonderful way to provide mental stimulation to dogs of all ages, sizes and abilities. We are all aware of the importance of physical exercise, but less so of the need for mental stimulation. Puzzles, games and activity toys are great ways to challenge the mind, prevent boredom and help work off excess energy.… Read full post

the importance of proper senior dog nutrition

Senior Dog Food: Does It Satisfy Their Nutritional Needs?

Welcome to this guest post about Senior Dog Nutrition. 

I’m so pleased to introduce my guest author, Carlotta Cooper. She writes for Dog Food Guide, is a long-time contributing editor for the weekly dog show magazine Dog News, the author of The Dog Adoption Bible, the Dog Writers Association of America Adoptashelter.com Award winner for 2013.… Read full post

signs of arthritis in dogs

Arthritis and Dogs

A common issue yet one too often ignored by pet parents, it’s time to address arthritis and dogs.

I literally want to cry when I speak to people with dogs who are obviously in pain, yet they assume it’s a natural part of aging and don’t do anything to help. Of course I suggest they go to the vet immediately.… Read full post

dog mobility aids

Mobility Aids For Dogs

In this post I would like to talk about dog mobility aids – what they are, how much they have helped us, and what they can do for you.  

What are dog mobility aids?

As the name suggests, they are items or products that help your dog get around. A pet stroller, dog ramp, pet stairs and slings are just some of what we will be talking about in this post.… Read full post

the importance of mental stimulation for dogs

The Importance of Mental Stimulation For Dogs

I have a hard enough time explaining the importance of physical exercise, but the importance of mental stimulation for old dogs?

That’s a whole other matter.

Never heard of it. What is it?

When I mention the words “mental stimulation” people stare at me with a blank expression. They’ve never heard of it, and quite frankly don’t seem terribly interested when I explain what it is.  … Read full post

how I taught Saffy to use a dog ramp

How I Taught Saffy to Use a Dog Ramp

This post is about how I taught Saffy to use a dog ramp.

Let me start by saying you’ll have to rely on my descriptive abilities, since I have no pictures of the process, and only a few of Saffy. Two reasons for that…I didn’t know I would be starting this website and need so many images in a wide range of situations, and I didn’t expect the vet to panic during dental surgery and cause her death, 9 months after we rescued her.… Read full post

lots of reasons to adopt an old dog

Why You Should Adopt an Old Dog

As far as I’m concerned, you only need one reason to adopt an old dog – there’s no greater feeling in the world.  

If you need more, keep reading.  

It is difficult to find the words to adequately convey how I feel when I bring a new oldie into my home, and into my heart.… Read full post