Eight things I learned caring for a senior dog

Eight things I Learned Caring For a Senior Dog

I shared nine fantastic years with my dog Daisy who sadly crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in April when she was 13.

She had arthritis from the age of four when I first rescued her, but was so lively and only slowed her down in her final few months.

Two months before we lost her, Daisy was diagnosed with dementia, and a week before she passed her vet suspected she had a brain tumour.… Read full post

How to build your own dog ramp

How to Build Your Own Dog Ramp

Thankfully the weather where we live is FINALLY starting to improve, the dogs can go for longer walks and I can start planting flowers.

Except for a random three days it was pretty miserable, but those three days got all my neighbours out and going DIY crazy!!  

My new neighbour created a whole garden, complete with paving stone lined paths and wooden boxes she built to hide things she didn’t like the look of.… Read full post

How to choose the best toothbrush for a dog

How to Choose the Best Toothbrush For a Dog

Do you know how to choose the best toothbrush for a dog? Do you even brush your dog’s teeth?? If you don’t you’re not alone, a lot of pup parents either don’t realise how important it is, aren’t sure how to do it, or can’t get near enough to their dog’s mouth to try!… Read full post

Natural Instinct raw food for senior dogs

Feeding Raw to Older Dogs

 

Dogs and cats have evolved to eat meat and bone. The structure of their jaws, their teeth and their digestive system have not changed at all since the days that they would hunt and scavenge for their food, which is why it makes sense to continue to feed them raw meat and bone, just as nature intended.… Read full post

ThunderShirt for dogs product review

ThunderShirt for Dogs – Product Review

Does any of this sound familiar?

Your senior dog has dementia and can’t stop circling or pacing You are about to start campaigning for a ban on fireworks The sound of rumblings in the sky sends you into a panic Your dog is left out of family fun days because he can’t handle a car ride It’s a wrestling match trying to take him or her to the vet Your dog is destroying your home when left alone You can’t find the “off” switch when he starts to bark Don’t worry because help is finally here!… Read full post
if a senior dog has a seizure is it canine epilepsy

If A Senior Dog Has A Seizure, Is It Canine Epilepsy?

 

One minute your sweet senior dog seems fine, taking a lovely snooze in a ray of sunshine or laying nearby chewing on a toy, and the next minute s/he is convulsing on the floor, having a seizure. After the initial fright and fear starts to ebb, and you soothe and care for your dog, your mind begins to race: Is my dog okay?… Read full post

dog ramps and pet stairs

2 Things You Must Know About Dog Ramps and Dog Stairs

I’ve piqued your curiosity haven’t I? Excellent!

As someone who lives with senior dogs, and dogs so neglected they have no idea how to use stairs, I love these products and would never be without one or both. I try and take pictures as much as possible, but unfortunately have none to show you of them being used in my house.… Read full post

Nutrition and your senior dog

Nutrition and Your Senior Dog

 

It’s easy to assume that the changes older dogs experience are inevitable. While hard to believe, most dogs are considered “senior” around age seven, and around this time, may slow down, sleep more, play less and otherwise show signs of age. But older dogs that get exercise, mental stimulation and specially-formulated nutrition can avoid some of the physical and cognitive changes that can come along with age such as decreased lean muscle mass, reduced mobility, reduced metabolism and changes in mental sharpness.… Read full post

Bailey was a dog with pancreatitis

What You Need to Know About Dogs and Pancreatitis

The most important thing you need to know about dogs and pancreatitis is, they could die if left untreated.

My dog Bailey died, not because he wasn’t treated but because he was in the “care” of incompetents who decided feeding him a can of dog food after being at their clinic just one day was a good idea.… Read full post

How to entertain a bored dog

How to Entertain a Bored Dog

What do you mean, how to entertain a bored dog? Mine isn’t bored she’s old and prefers to spend her days sleeping.

Are you sure that’s what she prefers?

Do dogs get bored?

Research says they do, and there’s quite a bit to back that up. At the end of this post I’ve included a few links to some interesting articles you may want to have a look at.… Read full post