If you have a dog with dementia like I do, I hope you will find this post helpful. I had quite a struggle before Red was diagnosed (by me initially, then my vet agreed), and I know how tough it can be to handle, so I wrote this post all about how I care for my dog in the hopes it will help others. … Read full post
Getting older is not a topic I like to dwell on, but denial or not it’s happening. When it comes to our dogs it’s particularly important to be aware of the signs of aging, as well as any changes in behaviour, no matter how slight they may be.
Many people attribute changes in behaviour and physical abilities to getting older and they leave it at that.… Read full post
Why does my dog have diarrhea you ask?
You watch him like a hawk when out for your walks, you’re careful about the type of food you give him, his diet is good quality and surprise surprise!! Your dog is about to poop and what do you see? Don’t worry, the graphics end there. … Read full post
Another question I get asked quite regularly is “why does my dog throw up?”
Before we look at causes, let’s talk about what to do when it happens. If your dog has been eating grass then throws it up later, that’s not uncommon and is often a “one off” occurrence. I wouldn’t worry too much, but I absolutely would keep an eye on my dog to see how he is.… Read full post
Why does my dog pee so much? I’ve asked that many times about the senior dogs I’ve had and the answer was always kidneys or diabetes, and most recently hormones.
There are many causes that can explain this, so let’s look at what they are.An increase in exercise
More exercise = more water = more peeing.… Read full post
Have you been walking around lately thinking “why does my dog ignore me?” Maybe you’re wondering if you’ve done something to piss him off, and he’s getting back at you. Maybe he’s just being bratty?
Bratty is possible, getting back at you…not.
Have you considered the possibility he can’t hear you?… Read full post
From experience it seems many people believe bad breath is a normal thing, and why would you think of questioning something that’s normal? I know I wouldn’t!
The truth is, bad breath is nature’s way of telling you your dog is having some oral hygiene issues, which need to be addressed as soon as possible.… Read full post
As dogs get older it is not unusual for sleep patterns to change or for them to sleep more. The question is what’s “normal” and what is caused by an underlying problem.Is your dog sleeping or merely resting?… Read full post
They realise panting is normal, but they aren’t sure if what they’re seeing in their dog is excessive, and if yes what it means.Why dogs pant
Dogs don’t sweat like we do, so they pant in order to cool off and regulate body temperature.… Read full post