GingerLead dog support sling

GingerLead Dog Support Harness Review

About a year and a half ago my dog Jack suddenly became paralysed. At 7:00am he was walking fine, by 3:00pm he lost the use of his back legs. Long story short, after spinal surgery he needed support until he regained the use of his legs, so I’m very familiar with the incredible benefits of a sling.  … Read full post

Through a Dog's Ear Product Review

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

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

The CD called Through a Dog’s Ear is incredible, and it helped me during some rough times. If, like me, you have a dog suffering from canine cognitive dysfunction (doggy dementia), your dog gets extremely stressed during thunderstorms, he’s cowering under the bed every time fireworks go off, or he’s suffering from separation anxiety, you’re going to want to read this review.… Read full post

how to care for yourself while caring for a sick dog

How to Care For Yourself While Caring For a Sick Dog

Since starting my Facebook group Senior Dog Care Club, I’ve had the pleasure, and honour, to meet an amazing group of parents taking incredible care of their senior dogs.    

At the same time I’ve read lots of accounts of those who are caring for very sick dogs and these members are stressed, anxious, sad, confused, heartbroken, sleep deprived… Some find themselves yelling at their dogs, then living with the guilt afterwards.… Read full post

everything you need to know about bone broth for dogs

Everything You Need to Know About Bone Broth For Dogs

credit: Jennifer Lee Allen

Have you heard the talk about bone broth for dogs? I feel like it’s been popping up everywhere lately, yet it’s been around forever. I must admit I didn’t know much about it, having never researched it as a possible nutrition source for any of my dogs.… Read full post

treatment for dogs with arthritis

Managing Arthritis Pain in Dogs

Of course I am aware of how common arthritis is, and what a painful condition it can be. What I wasn’t aware of, until I started my Facebook group Senior Dog Care Club, were the heart wrenching stories of pet parents who were watching their dogs in pain, desperately searching for solutions.… Read full post

ways to keep your senior dog active

Ways to Keep Your Senior Dog Active

It seems like the older dogs get, the less active they become. Is it because –

They are in pain and can’t move about like they used to As dogs age they naturally become less energetic Weight gain has made it uncomfortable or too difficult to move Failing eyesight makes Spot less confident going out, so he doesn’t Some pup parents believe an old dog doesn’t need more than one short walk per day…if that The dog seems to prefer lying in bed to going out

The belief that an old dog doesn’t need or want to go out leads to quite the vicious cycle.… Read full post

should every old dog eat a senior diet

Should Every Old Dog Eat Senior Dog Food

There are many vets who believe the nutritional needs of the senior dog can be met by feeding them senior dog food. There are also many vets who believe they can’t!

My thoughts 

I am not a vet or a professional dog food expert, I am however someone who has shared their life with dogs and cats for the past 31 years, and senior dogs specifically for the past 10.… Read full post

saying goodbye to your dog

Saying Goodbye to Your Dog…Will You Be There?

 

I know what a tough prospect saying goodbye to your dog is, something we avoid thinking about as much as we possibly can. Having said that it is important to find the strength to give it some thought, particularly when it comes to deciding whether or not you will be with him or her when it’s time.… Read full post

why you should adopt a senior dog

Why You Should Consider Adopting An Old Dog

 

I have a passion for senior dogs and would love to see more finding homes, so I’m going to talk about all the reasons why you should consider adopting an old dog. Naturally I have a lot of other stuff to say about it first, but if you want to get straight to my reasons, just scroll down!… Read full post

Reds list of the best holiday gifts for dogs

Red’s List of the Best Holiday Gifts For Dogs

I’ve never written a post before, but I thought with Christmas and Chanukah right around the corner, I would create a list of what I think are the best holiday gifts for dogs…and the people who take such great care of us! 

As a senior girl myself and someone who is looked after by the best dog mom ever, I decided I was the best “person” to put together a list of presents my fellow more experienced canines would appreciate. … Read full post