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
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
Have you found the best senior dog food?
If you haven’t I assume you’re hoping I will reveal the brand…right?
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
If you have a dog with dementia like I do, I hope 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
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
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
Why does my dog have diarrhea you ask?
You watch him like a hawk when out for your walks, you’re careful about the type of food you give him, his diet is good quality and surprise surprise!! Your dog is about to poop and what do you see? Don’t worry, the graphics end there. … Read full post
Another question I get asked quite regularly is “why does my dog throw up?”
Before we look at causes, let’s talk about what to do when it happens. If your dog has been eating grass then throws it up later, that’s not uncommon and is often a “one off” occurrence. I wouldn’t worry too much, but I absolutely would keep an eye on my dog to see how he is.… Read full post
Why does my dog pee so much? I’ve asked that many times about the senior dogs I’ve had and the answer was always kidneys or diabetes, and most recently hormones.
There are many causes that can explain this, so let’s look at what they are.
An increase in exercise
More exercise = more water = more peeing.… Read full post
Have you been walking around lately thinking “why does my dog ignore me?” Maybe you’re wondering if you’ve done something to piss him off, and he’s getting back at you. Maybe he’s just being bratty?
Bratty is possible, getting back at you…not.
Have you considered the possibility he can’t hear you?… Read full post