Confidence Deluxe Folding Four Wheel Pet Stroller Review

 

The Confidence Deluxe Folding Four Wheel Pet Stroller is a great addition to any household with a dog weighing up to 20lbs. After carrying my dog Red around on family outings or trips to the vet for longer than I can remember, I decided it was time to stop breaking my back and look into getting a pet stroller.… Read full post

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How to Care For a Blind Dog

Whether it’s vision changes in older dogs or you are already living with a blind dog, figuring out the best way to care for him (or her) can be overwhelming. I adopted my first vision impaired dog about 9 years ago, and then next dog I adopted was totally blind. I had no rule book I just figured it out as I went along.… Read full post

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How to Keep a Dog With Arthritis Comfortable

Our most important goal in caring for a dog with arthritis, is making sure they are as comfortable and pain free as possible. The good news is there are some quick, easy and helpful lifestyle changes you can make, starting right now.

Food and water bowls

Elevating the bowls means less stretching so less chance of pain when drinking or eating.… Read full post

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The Joy of Living With a Senior Dog

 

Is it our general attitude about all things “old” that cause us to see old dogs as not worthy of our love and care? As something that is ready to be casually tossed, replaced with a younger, faster and “better” model? I suppose in many cases that is true, certainly not for those who share their lives with senior dogs, or do so much to rescue and care for them, and certainly not in my case.… Read full post

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Keeping an Older Dog Comfortable

You may have just welcomed a senior dog into your life and if you have, congratulations!! Or your dog has reached that golden age and you’re starting to wonder if there are things you should be doing differently.

Well, this post is all about me sharing the ways I keep Red comfortable.… Read full post

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Arthritis Symptoms in Dogs

Don’t mistake signs of arthritis in dogs for old age. What many pet guardians see as normal signs of aging, may actually be a dog in pain from the effects of arthritis.

Dogs slowing down, having difficulty getting in and out of their bed, and a “seeming” lost of interest in going for walks may be caused by many things, and arthritis is one of those “things.”

What is arthritis?… Read full post
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Best Senior Dog Food

I assume you’re hoping to find out the name of the best senior dog food, correct? 

Well, I don’t believe there is a “best” senior dog food for every dog. The “one size fits all” approach many take simply does not make sense to me. Some brands are far superior to others, and dogs have individual needs, some requiring a more specialised diet than others.… Read full post

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How I Care For Red Who Has Dog Dementia

If you have a dog with dementia like a do, you will find this post helpful. I had quite a struggle before Red was diagnosed (by me initially, then my vet agreed), and I know how tough it can be to handle, so I wrote this post all about how I care for my dog in the hopes it will help others. … Read full post
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Bad Breath in Dogs

 

The day you say to yourself “yikes” my dog has bad breath, is the day to pick up the phone and make a vet appointment. The thing is, stinky breath means some sort of tooth or gum issue and possibly even some pain, the extent of which can only be determined by your trusty vet.… Read full post

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Signs of Aging in Dogs

Getting older is not a topic I like to dwell on, but denial or not it’s happening. When it comes to our dogs it’s particularly important to be aware of the signs of aging, as well as any changes in behaviour, no matter how slight they may be.

Many people attribute changes in behaviour and physical abilities to getting older and they leave it at that.… Read full post