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

the importance of mental stimulation for dogs

The Importance of Mental Stimulation For Dogs

I have a hard enough time explaining the importance of physical exercise, but the importance of mental stimulation for old dogs?

That’s a whole other matter.

Never heard of it. What is it?

When I mention the words “mental stimulation” people stare at me with a blank expression. They’ve never heard of it, and quite frankly don’t seem terribly interested when I explain what it is.  … 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
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

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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

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

dog cooling gel mat

Dog Cooling Products

When I heard from my neighbour about this amazing product (the dog cooling jacket pictured below) that helped her German Shepherd stay cool in the heat, I had to share these dog cooling products with you.

I’m always on the lookout to bring you products I know will help not only your senior dog, but can benefit dogs that are recovering from surgery or illness, or just need a bit of extra TLC.… 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

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Dog Clothes For Small Dogs

Summer is almost here, yet here I am writing about dog clothes for small dogs.

Doesn’t make sense does it?

Well, first of all it must be cold somewhere!! But seriously, as someone who has a small dog that wears a sweater most of the year, it doesn’t sound so far fetched.… Read full post