I am a certified dog trainer and pet care consultant, specialising in working with rescue dogs and first time pet parents. I foster and adopt senior and special needs dogs, and advocate for shelter adoption of all animals, particularly older dogs and cats. I am currently working on a spay/neuter program in Spain.
You’ve decided you’re ready for a new furry friend, and want to know what’s involved in introducing a new dog to an old dog. I’m beyond delighted you’re doing research and didn’t run out and adopt on a whim. Attitude… Read more
In my ongoing quest to keep our senior dogs safe and well, I’m going to be talking about common dog injuries and how to prevent them. Age has nothing to do with ability to get hurt, making our dogs vulnerable… Read more
The truth about weight loss in older dogs is…it’s not a good thing. Let’s backtrack for a moment. If your old dog has gotten fat because of inactivity, too much food, too many treats or you adopted a fat… Read more
Lumps and bumps in dogs are not unusual, and most of the time are nothing at all to worry about. You know when you’re sitting on the couch relaxing, slowly petting your dog and then you feel a lump?… Read more
Following on from my previous post “Incontinence in Older Dogs” I’d like to highlight some dog incontinence products that will help. Whatever the reason for your dog’s incontinence, and whether it can be resolved in a short period of time,… Read more
Perhaps not the most glamorous topic to discuss, but incontinence in older dogs is a reality for some, so let’s get to it! Many people who have the pleasure of sharing their lives with senior dogs attribute any and all… Read more
Vestibular disease in senior dogs is not something I had ever heard of…until Red got it. One day, I guess it was a couple of years ago (lots of things were happening to her around that time period), I saw… Read more