My senior dog Red having acupuncture treatments at her holistic vet in Spain

Are You Interested in the Benefits of Acupuncture In Dogs

If you’ve landed here I guess it’s because you’re interested in learning about the benefits of acupuncture in dogs!!  

Or maybe you didn’t realise acupuncture in dogs was “a thing” and your curiousity was peaked? Whatever brought you here, welcome. 

Of course I was familiar with acupuncture in humans, and I know many people who have derived tremendous benefits from it.… Read full post

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How to Help Fat Dogs Get Slim

It is absolutely heart wrenching when I see fat dogs. The dog’s back looks like a table you could put dinner plates on, they can barely move and they’re panting so much they look like they’re gasping to breathe. Don’t their guardians see the state they’re in? I must admit I have had chats with some of them and I’m always shocked by how blase they are.… Read full post

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Confidence Deluxe Folding Four Wheel Pet Stroller Review

The Confidence Deluxe Folding Four Wheel Pet Stroller is a great addition to any household with a dog weighing up to 20lbs. After carrying my dog Red around on family outings or trips to the vet for longer than I can remember, I decided it was time to stop breaking my back and look into getting a pet stroller.… Read full post

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How to Care For a Blind Dog

Whether it’s vision changes in older dogs or you are already living with a blind dog, figuring out the best way to care for him (or her) can be overwhelming. I adopted my first vision impaired dog about 9 years ago, and then next dog I adopted was totally blind. I had no rule book I just figured it out as I went along.… Read full post

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How to Help a Dog With Dementia

Dementia, senility or Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD) – whatever you call it, dementia in dogs does exist.

It’s probably sounding a bit scary but don’t worry, I’m going to walk you through what this is, how it’s diagnosed, and the treatment options available. One thing I always like to mention that is relevant for all pets, but seniors in particular, is the importance of keeping an eye out for changes in behaviour.… Read full post

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How to Keep a Dog With Arthritis Comfortable

Our most important goal in caring for a dog with arthritis, is making sure they are as comfortable and pain free as possible. The good news is there are some quick, easy and helpful lifestyle changes you can make, starting right now.

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Elevating the bowls means less stretching so less chance of pain when drinking or eating.… Read full post

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The Joy of Living With a Senior Dog

 

Is it our general attitude about all things “old” that cause us to see old dogs as not worthy of our love and care? As something that is ready to be casually tossed, replaced with a younger, faster and “better” model? I suppose in many cases that is true, certainly not for those who share their lives with senior dogs, or do so much to rescue and care for them, and certainly not in my case.… Read full post

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Keeping an Older Dog Comfortable

You may have just welcomed a senior dog into your life and if you have, congratulations!! Or your dog has reached that golden age and you’re starting to wonder if there are things you should be doing differently.

Well, this post is all about me sharing the ways I keep Red comfortable.… Read full post

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Arthritis Symptoms in Dogs

Don’t mistake signs of arthritis in dogs for old age. What many pet guardians see as normal signs of aging, may actually be a dog in pain from the effects of arthritis.

Dogs slowing down, having difficulty getting in and out of their bed, and a “seeming” lost of interest in going for walks may be caused by many things, and arthritis is one of those “things.”

What is arthritis?… Read full post
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Have You Found The Best Senior Dog Food

Have you found the best senior dog food?

If you haven’t I assume you’re hoping I will reveal the brand…right?  

Well, I don’t believe there is a “best” senior dog food for every dog. The “one size fits all” approach many take simply does not make sense to me. Some brands are far superior to others, and dogs have individual needs, some requiring a more specialised diet than others.… Read full post