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

dog mobility aids

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

how I taught Saffy to use a dog ramp

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

gen7pets dog ramps

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
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

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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

6 tips to help you choose the perfect pet stroller

6 Tips For Buying the Right Pet Stroller

Before you get that credit card out, these 6 tips for buying the right pet stroller will help you choose the best one.

Although I will be mentioning dogs specifically (because I use it for my dogs), a stroller can be used for cats as well, and of course the same tips apply.… 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

why you need a pet stroller

Why You Need a Pet Stroller

By the end of this article I am convinced you’ll know why you need a pet stroller. Why I would never be without one

When I first started seeing pet strollers, I admit I wasn’t crazy about the idea. To me it looked like nothing more than people wanting to show off their cute dogs, like a new accessory.… Read full post

bedside dog ramp

OMG! The Best Dog Ramps Ever

I am always surprised by the number of pet parents who have never heard of dog ramps.

Well, I’m on a mission to change all that!

It makes me very sad when I think of how many dogs have a lesser quality of life simply because they are older, when there is so much we can do to help.Read full post