Let’s kick off this discussion about how to deal with older dog incontinence with a definition of what “incontinence” actually means.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary incontinence is the “inability of the body to control the evacuative functions of urination or defecation: partial or complete loss of bladder or bowel control.”
It’s hard on your dog too!… Read full post
About a year and a half ago my dog Jack suddenly became paralysed. At 7:00am he was walking fine, by 3:00pm he lost the use of his back legs. Long story short, after spinal surgery he needed support until he regained the use of his legs, so I’m very familiar with the incredible benefits of a sling. … Read full post
Through a Dog’s Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion Review
The CD called Through a Dog’s Ear is incredible, and it helped me during some rough times. If, like me, you have a dog suffering from canine cognitive dysfunction (doggy dementia), your dog gets extremely stressed during thunderstorms, he’s cowering under the bed every time fireworks go off, or he’s suffering from separation anxiety, you’re going to want to read this review.… Read full post
Since starting my Facebook group Senior Dog Care Club, I’ve had the pleasure, and honour, to meet an amazing group of parents taking incredible care of their senior dogs.
At the same time I’ve read lots of accounts of those who are caring for very sick dogs and these members are stressed, anxious, sad, confused, heartbroken, sleep deprived… Some find themselves yelling at their dogs, then living with the guilt afterwards.… Read full post
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Have you heard the talk about bone broth for dogs? I feel like it’s been popping up everywhere lately, yet it’s been around forever. I must admit I didn’t know much about it, having never researched it as a possible nutrition source for any of my dogs.… Read full post
Of course I am aware of how common arthritis is, and what a painful condition it can be. What I wasn’t aware of, until I started my Facebook group Senior Dog Care Club, were the heart wrenching stories of pet parents who were watching their dogs in pain, desperately searching for solutions.… Read full post
It seems like the older dogs get, the less active they become. Is it because –
They are in pain and can’t move about like they used to
As dogs age they naturally become less energetic
Weight gain has made it uncomfortable or too difficult to move
Failing eyesight makes Spot less confident going out, so he doesn’t
Some pup parents believe an old dog doesn’t need more than one short walk per day…if that
The dog seems to prefer lying in bed to going out
The belief that an old dog doesn’t need or want to go out leads to quite the vicious cycle.… Read full post
There are many vets who believe the nutritional needs of the senior dog can be met by feeding them senior dog food. There are also many vets who believe they can’t!
I am not a vet or a professional dog food expert, I am however someone who has shared their life with dogs and cats for the past 31 years, and senior dogs specifically for the past 10.… Read full post
If your pup is on more drugs than you’re happy with, let’s take a look at how to treat arthritis pain in dogs naturally.
Don’t get me wrong – I do believe there is a need for drugs in the treatment of our animals, and I am sure Red wouldn’t be here without them, but personally I like to include natural options when I can. … Read full post
If you’re concerned about the care your pet is receiving, you are definitely going to want to read this article on how to find a great vet.
My sweet Red, the love of my life, would not be with me today if I had not found my vet…and I know that for sure!… Read full post