diagnosing dementia in dogs

How to Recognize If You Have a Dog With Dementia

Doggie dementia is not something everyone is familiar with, I wasn’t, and if that’s the case how do you even recognize if you have a dog with dementia?  

There are a couple of important points I need to mention. First of all, many of the signs we attribute to “my dog is getting older and it’s normal” can actually be indicators that your dog is beginning to experience, or is already in an advanced state of, Canine Cognitive Disorder (CCD).… Read full post

the importance of oral care in dogs

Canines and Cavities: The Importance of Oral Care in Dogs

It’s unfortunate dog dental care, and specifically senior dog dental care is not taken as seriously as it should be. 

You want me to what? Brush my dog’s teeth? Like with a toothbrush and toothpaste? Ridiculous! Admit it, you’ve had the same reaction haven’t you!! Don’t worry you’re not alone, but hopefully by the time you reach the end of this post you’ll realise how important it really is. … Read full post

how to make your home senior dog friendly

How to Make Your Home Senior Dog Friendly

As pups start to get older it’s important to start looking at ways to make your home senior dog friendly.

Why is that important, and what does it even mean you ask? It simply means evaluating your dog’s current health issues, and looking at ways you can make it easier for your dog to get around.… Read full post

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

my senior dog Red has this confidence deluxe four wheel pet stroller

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

how to care for a blind dog

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

how to help a dog with dementia

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

how to keep a dog with arthritis comfortable

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.

Food and water bowls

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