Why You Really Need Pet Stairs

By the end of this article, probably even before, you are going to know why you really need pet stairs.

Sharing my life with a senior dog means I’m always on the lookout for products that will make her life, and mine, easier. Mobility aids, which include pet stairs, are incredible products that have a big impact on the quality of life of pets and their parents, which is why they feature so prominently on my site.… Read full post

el chorro welcomes Red Pearson

El Chorro Welcomes Red Pearson

Red’s next day trip took her to El Chorro, which of course had its hiccups in terms of knowing where in the world we were going. I don’t think I can remember an outing in Spain when we didn’t get lost, which is all part of the adventure of learning your way around a new place.… Read full post

Reiki healing for dogs

Reiki Healing For Dogs

As any dog person knows, our canine friends are such beautiful souls and a big part of our life. They’re always there to greet us with wagging tails even if we’ve only been gone a short while! These years of fun and boundless energy are followed by the senior years, when the whole dynamics of caring for a dog can change.… Read full post

Liver disease in older dogs

Liver Disease in Older Dogs

It feels like liver disease in older dogs is an illness not talked about as often as kidney disease, or diabetes, am I right?

We know it exists, we know dogs are afflicted with it, but I rarely hear it mentioned, except when my vet told me there was a problem with Red’s liver.… Read full post

my 16 1/2 year old senior dog named Red

Red’s Antequera Adventure

Red is quite a well-traveled dog, something you may not know!!

Adopted by me 8 years ago while living in Florida, Red is (I assume) originally from there, then moved with me to England about a year later. Every year for 5 years we flew back to Florida for 3 or 4 months, then during that time a quick visit to Toronto to visit her Canadian family.… Read full post

heart conditions in dogs

Heart Conditions in Dogs

A topic we haven’t discussed yet on this blog is heart conditions in dogs.

With up to 60% of old dogs having heart problems, it’s about time we covered this topic, don’t you think!!

Red and her heart issue

It wouldn’t be a post on this site without Red making an appearance, and as it often goes with the territory, she can relate to the topic at hand.… Read full post

allopathic and holistic veterinary care

Allopathic and Holistic Veterinary Care: Is It “Us V. Them” or Can the Twain Ever Meet?

One might assume that since I am a holistic practitioner, I do not endorse allopathic veterinary care.  Remember what our grade-school teachers warned about what happens when we assume, as this is simply not true.

Don’t get me wrong.  I am definitely not a fan of what veterinarian Ian Billinghurst, the founder of the BARF movement, refers to as “Fake Industrial Foods,” which allopathic vet clinics peddle for top dollar as premium quality fare. … Read full post

what questions to ask a vet about your senior dog

What Questions to Ask a Vet About Your Senior Dog

To get the most out of your appointment time, it’s a good idea to plan what questions to ask a vet about your senior dog.

I am a question asker. It’s who I am, and always will be. It’s hard for me to walk away from a situation without having all the info, and if I don’t I’ll go back until I get it.… Read full post

how to care for a senior dog

13 Helpful Tips on How to Care For a Senior Dog

I can never write enough about how to care for a senior dog.

I hear about, and see too many people who, for some inexplicable reason, don’t seem to realise senior dogs need to be taken care of. Joints so painful their dog can’t walk should not be ignored because of their “my dog is old” attitude.… Read full post

behavior changes in older dogs

Behavior Changes in Older Dogs

Did you know many behavior changes in older dogs are the result of a medical condition?

I cannot impress upon you enough, the importance of taking behavior changes seriously. Too many people assume they’re a natural part of the aging process and do nothing. Not only can this lead to a condition worsening so much that it is no longer treatable, but it’s likely your dog is living in pain, and that is never acceptable.… Read full post