Supplements for dogs a whole foods approach

Supplements for Dogs: A Whole Foods Approach

In a perfect world, we would not need supplements.  That said, this is not a perfect world.  Far from it.  No corner of the globe, however remote, escapes the far-reaching side effects of today’s society:  air and water pollution; topsoil erosion and soil depletion; radiation; exposures to toxic chemicals from pesticides, herbicides, immunizations and medications; and, with all due respect to those who deny its existence, climate change.… Read full post

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What is Hospice Care For Dogs

You’re familiar with hospice care as it applies to humans, but what is hospice care for dogs?

“Simply put, hospice care focuses on providing the best quality of life possible for a pet with a terminal disease or condition until the pet dies or is euthanized.” This is a snippet of a longer definition provided by The American Veterinary Medical Association.    … Read full post

how to find a great vet to help you care for your senior dog

You Need to Know How to Find a Veterinarian

You need to know how to find a veterinarian you like and trust enough to care for your senior dog. I am very fussy when it comes to who I choose to help me care for my pets, so if you’re like me and want that for your animals, here are my top tips to help. … Read full post

ignore these myths about old dogs

Ignore These Myths About Old Dogs

I love old dogs, I have a soft spot for them and foster/adopt them when I can. They didn’t ask to be dumped in their later years, and with puppies and young dogs barely making it out of most shelters alive, what chance do these more experienced pups have?

While it’s true there are many lovers of seniors out there, I don’t think it’s a leap to say most people have an attitude about them that is less than favourable.… Read full post

the natural path toward a springier step

The Natural Path Toward a Springier Step

As anyone fortunate enough to have a senior canine knows, these animals are in a class all their own, and, as such, warrant specialized care.  Much like their two-legged counterparts, senior dogs tend to develop age-related health challenges that may involve any or every body part, from mouth to gut to joint to bone to brain, and beyond.… Read full post

kidney disease in dogs how to treat it naturally

Kidney Disease in Dogs: How to Treat It Naturally

When Red was diagnosed with kidney issues, my first thought was how to treat kidney disease in dogs naturally.

I’ve been interested in alternative treatments for myself and then later for my pets, for quite some time. Due to various circumstances I wasn’t able to pursue that for my dogs until recently.… Read full post

dog dental care

Anesthesia and Senior Dogs: Is it Worth the Risk?

There is a widespread belief that anesthesia and senior dogs are a deadly combination, and therefore not worth the risk.

It is an issue I have been confronted with on a few occasions, most recently a couple of month ago, so I thought it was an important one to discuss.

While it’s true anesthesia in an old dog is riskier than in a younger one (that applies to other animals and people too!), I don’t believe a blanket “it’s too risky” is the right attitude.… Read full post

a holistic approach to treating arthritis in dogs

A Holistic Approach to Treating Arthritis in Dogs

I’m so fascinated by the holistic approach to veterinary medicine, I wanted to share an article about its’ use for treating arthritis in dogs. Why specifically arthritis you ask?

I’m interested in holistic medicine as it applies to the overall care of animals, not just a specific condition. I’m highlighting arthritis in this post because I have seen a few dogs lately that have it.… Read full post

types of dog food

Types of Dog Food: Which is Best?

When looking for the best types of dog food it seems like we focus on the brand, rather than the type.

By types I’m referring to dry, canned, dehydrated, raw… and that’s what this post is all about.

My search for a new dog food

We relocated a couple of weeks ago and we’ll be in our new adopted country for at least 3 months.… Read full post

prescription diet dog food

Prescription Diet Dog Food: The Lifesaver We’re Led to Believe?

Whenever I talk about dog nutrition, I can’t help but add how confusing it all is. However there are some things I know for sure, and I say “for sure” because it’s based on my experiences.

The vets I have seen, whether I liked them or not, did not have the understanding of nutrition I expected.… Read full post