Involving your vet in senior dog care

Involving Your Vet in Senior Dog Care

I cannot overstate the importance of involving your vet in senior dog care.

I rely on my vet so much to help me care for Red, at times I feel like my life revolves on him and his schedule. I’m so worried when he’s not around, I’m terrified of what will happen to Red since there’s not much choice where I live, and I wouldn’t trust her life in his colleagues’ hands.… Read full post

symptoms of diabetes in dogs

Symptoms of Diabetes in Dogs

Many of the symptoms of diabetes in dogs are actually similar to those of other diseases.

What else is new?

It seems like whenever I write about a particular disease, I say those same words, and that’s because it’s true. Many symptoms are common so how can you even figure out which one to suspect?… Read full post

what is wrong with my dog

What is Wrong With My Dog

What is wrong with my dog – not an uncommon question is it, especially if you share your life with a senior dog?

I decided to write this article after a bit of a scare last week. I’m forever banging on about the importance of noticing and acting upon behaviour changes in our older dogs.… Read full post

On a hike in El Torcal Antequera Spain with my senior dog Red

Next Stop on Red’s Whirlwind Tour of Spain – El Torcal

After spending four months in Spain, we’re about to say goodbye. I can’t talk about it because I’m devastated, not to mention very unhappy. I will definitely be back for another few months in the not too distant future, but in two weeks we’ll be saying adios.

There were still a few places on our bucket list, and we just crossed off a big one – El Torcal.… Read full post

Why-You-Really-Need-Pet-Stairs

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

Reds Antequera Adventure

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