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
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!
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
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
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
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
If your pup is on more drugs than you’re happy with, let’s take a look at how to treat arthritis pain in dogs naturally.
Don’t get me wrong – I do believe there is a need for drugs in the treatment of our animals, and I am sure Red wouldn’t be here without them, but personally I like to include natural options when I can. … Read full post
If you’re concerned about the care your pet is receiving, you are definitely going to want to read this article on how to find a great vet.
My sweet Red, the love of my life, would not be with me today if I had not found my vet…and I know that for sure!… Read full post
If your dog seems to be going deaf, then this post on everything you need to know about hearing loss in dogs is for you.
Before I continue let me introduce the sweetheart in the picture (the 4 legged one!) our deaf and blind dog Josephine. Her dad was her favourite person as you can tell.… Read full post
If your dog refuses to wear a costume, no matter how many treats you bribe him with, stop stressing and check out these Halloween collars for dogs.
Jack has no interest in costumes, but since I love Halloween and he has to wear a collar anyway…I thought I would look for other ways to get him in the holiday spirit.… Read full post
As fun as the upcoming holiday is for humans, pet safety is super important so let’s talk about how to keep your dog safe on Halloween.
Keep the candies for the kids
We all leave the candies right near the front door don’t we? After all it’s the most convenient for us, but is it convenient for your dog as well?… Read full post