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Why You Really Need Pet Stairs

By the end of this article, probably even before, you are going to know why you really need pet stairs.

Sharing my life with a senior dog means I’m always on the lookout for products that will make her life, and mine, easier. Mobility aids, which include pet stairs, are incredible products that have a big impact on the quality of life of pets and their parents, which is why they feature so prominently on my site.… Read full post

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The Truth About Weight Loss in Older Dogs

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 old dog (like I did), then helping your dog get to a healthy weight is a very good thing.… Read full post

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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

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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

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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

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Mobility Aids For Dogs

In this post I would like to talk about dog mobility aids – what they are, how much they have helped us, and what they can do for you.  

What are dog mobility aids?

As the name suggests, they are items or products that help your dog get around. A pet stroller, dog ramp, pet stairs and slings are just some of what we will be talking about in this post.… Read full post

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How I Taught Saffy to Use a Dog Ramp

This post is about how I taught Saffy to use a dog ramp.

Let me start by saying you’ll have to rely on my descriptive abilities, since I have no pictures of the process, and only a few of Saffy. Two reasons for that…I didn’t know I would be starting this website and need so many images in a wide range of situations, and I didn’t expect the vet to panic during dental surgery and cause her death, 9 months after we rescued her.… Read full post

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The Single Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Dog Ramps

I must admit I’m always surprised by how few people know about dog ramps.

The thing is, that makes me concerned for three reasons

People are lifting some very heavy dogs in and out of the car, potentially injuring themselves Dogs are missing out on quality family time Dogs of all ages are putting unnecessary wear and tear on their joints.… Read full post
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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

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5 Exercises to Keep Your Old Dog Feeling Young

Plain and simple, senior dogs are amazing.  We, often, have dogs in the “Project Golden Years” program that are, simply, some of the most wonderful dogs in the rescue.  Oddly enough, these dogs also seem to spend the most time in the rescue before they find their forever home.  My suspicion is 

folks have a misguided perception that these old dogs are just waiting to pass.  … Read full post