the natural path toward a springier step

The Natural Path Toward a Springier Step

As anyone fortunate enough to have a senior canine knows, these animals are in a class all their own, and, as such, warrant specialized care.  Much like their two-legged counterparts, senior dogs tend to develop age-related health challenges that may involve any or every body part, from mouth to gut to joint to bone to brain, and beyond.… Read full post

kidney disease in dogs how to treat it naturally

Kidney Disease in Dogs: How to Treat It Naturally

When Red was diagnosed with kidney issues, my first thought was how to treat kidney disease in dogs naturally.

I’ve been interested in alternative treatments for myself and then later for my pets, for quite some time. Due to various circumstances I wasn’t able to pursue that for my dogs until recently.… Read full post

a holistic approach to treating arthritis in dogs

A Holistic Approach to Treating Arthritis in Dogs

I’m so fascinated by the holistic approach to veterinary medicine, I wanted to share an article about its’ use for treating arthritis in dogs. Why specifically arthritis you ask?

I’m interested in holistic medicine as it applies to the overall care of animals, not just a specific condition. I’m highlighting arthritis in this post because I have seen a few dogs lately that have it.… Read full post

best vets glycan plus glucosamine

Best Vets Glycan Plus Glucosamine

Is this a post about Best Vets Glycan Plus Glucosamine or a product review?

Well, it’s a little of both I guess.

There is no shortage of “success” stories when it comes to how much glucosamine has helped both humans and animals. A search of the term will bring up an unlimited amount of information, not only about what it is and its benefits, but success stories from people who have seen their dogs almost transformed as a result.… Read full post

can you take me to a holistic vet

A Holistic Approach to Treating Cancer in Dogs

While most vets would recommend treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, are you interested in discovering a holistic approach to treating cancer in dogs?

Although I never had a dog with cancer, I did have 3 cats who had various types of the disease.

Tyler

Tyler had squamous cell carcinoma in her jaw.… Read full post

signs of arthritis in dogs

Arthritis and Dogs

A common issue yet one too often ignored by pet parents, it’s time to address arthritis and dogs.

I literally want to cry when I speak to people with dogs who are obviously in pain, yet they assume it’s a natural part of aging and don’t do anything to help. Of course I suggest they go to the vet immediately.… Read full post

wheelchairs are great mobility aids for dogs

Pain and Mobility Issues in Old Dogs

Managing pain and mobility issues can be one of the most challenging problems facing caretakers of senior dogs.

Don’t settle for having a pet in pain before exhausting every avenue available. Many pet owners are unaware their pets are suffering from pain; most pets don’t moan or whine, even though they are painful.… Read full post

dementia in dogs

Dementia in Dogs

I can’t think of anything more rewarding than making the last years of a pet’s life the absolute best they can be. There are many issues that may need to be addressed as our pets age, including mobility, pain, changes in vision and hearing, cognition or senility, dental care, incontinence, cancer, and changes in appetite and nutritional needs.… Read full post

Hip Dysplasia in German Shepherds

How to Help German Shepherds With Hip Problems

Charley’s story

My Charley has Hip Dysplasia (HD). She’s turning 9 years old on the 10th of October this year.

I knew Charley had HD when I decided to invite her into my life. But it didn’t matter, I loved her from the moment I saw her.

The breeder said her hips fall into the borderline category and she might never present with HD symptoms.… Read full post

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for dogs

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Dogs

In this post we are going to be looking at the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin for dogs.

Many pet parents assume that the slowing down they’ve been witnessing in their dogs – the stiffness, difficulty in getting up out of bed, and inability and/or unwillingness to take long walks, is a natural part of the aging process. … Read full post