Many of you are dealing with a pup who has lost his appetite, and are struggling with how to get an old dog to eat. I know from my own experience how challenging and worrying that can be. Dementia, medications and some health issues can be blamed, and we’re left trying to figure out how to ensure our pets are getting the nutrients they require. … Read full post
Ever since Red was diagnosed almost 3 years ago, I’ve learned how many options there are to treat a dog with dementia.
When I first realised my sweet girl had dementia, (yes it was me my vet never mentioned the possibility), I was given a prescription only drug called Selgian, and told there was nothing else to treat her with.… Read full post
An alternative to a potentially stressful outing to the groomer is to groom your dog at home…by yourself!!
Wait…come back! It make a lot of sense if you’d just keep reading.
Sadly grooming seems to be an often overlooked part of keeping senior dogs healthy, but I have no idea why, especially because it’s such an important aspect of health and wellness.… Read full post
Aging is a fact of life. Our dogs depend on us for affection, training, exercise, and nutrition. As our pets age they require more special attention. You notice your dog taking longer to get up; moving more stiffly and slowly. It seems suddenly your dog doesn’t want to jump up on the bed or take the stairs like they used to when younger.… Read full post
I understand the panic you must be feeling when you come to the realisation “my dog is going blind.”
Vision problems can be tough to catch early, even if our dogs are showing us there’s a problem. They may be walking a bit slower than usual, don’t seem interested in walking as much as they used to, even becoming startled when someone approaches.… Read full post
Doggie dementia is not something everyone is familiar with, I wasn’t, and if that’s the case how do you even recognize if you have a dog with dementia?
There are a couple of important points I need to mention. First of all, many of the signs we attribute to “my dog is getting older and it’s normal” can actually be indicators that your dog is beginning to experience, or is already in an advanced state of, Canine Cognitive Disorder (CCD).… Read full post
It’s unfortunate dog dental care, and specifically senior dog dental care is not taken as seriously as it should be.
You want me to what? Brush my dog’s teeth? Like with a toothbrush and toothpaste? Ridiculous! Admit it, you’ve had the same reaction haven’t you!! Don’t worry you’re not alone, but hopefully by the time you reach the end of this post you’ll realise how important it really is. … Read full post
As pups start to get older it’s important to start looking at ways to make your home senior dog friendly.
Why is that important, and what does it even mean you ask? It simply means evaluating your dog’s current health issues, and looking at ways you can make it easier for your dog to get around.… Read full post
If you’ve landed here I guess it’s because you’re interested in learning about the benefits of acupuncture in dogs!!
Or maybe you didn’t realise acupuncture in dogs was “a thing” and your curiousity was peaked? Whatever brought you here, welcome.
Of course I was familiar with acupuncture in humans, and I know many people who have derived tremendous benefits from it.… Read full post
Surprised I was able to come up with 21 reasons why you need to buy a pet stroller?
When you think something is as fantastic as I think a dog stroller is, it’s not too difficult to come up with lots of reasons why people should buy one.
I must admit when I first saw a dog in a stroller I had a mix of emotions.… Read full post