Are green lipped mussels the next “great thing” for our senior dogs? Let’s take a look and see!
What are they and are they really green?
Green lipped mussels (or GLM) are a type of mussel found only in New Zealand, and the shell is rimmed in green.
Boosts the immune system
Helps in repair of cartilage
What makes green lipped mussels so powerful?… Read full post
If I had to choose one thing that has made a huge difference in my life and the life of my senior dog, I would have to say it’s a pet stroller. Although we would never have left Red behind on a day trip (unless we had a pet sitter), having the dog stroller made it a lot easier to include her.… Read full post
Thankfully the weather where we live is FINALLY starting to improve, the dogs can go for longer walks and I can start planting flowers.
Except for a random three days it was pretty miserable, but those three days got all my neighbours out and going DIY crazy!!
My new neighbour created a whole garden, complete with paving stone lined paths and wooden boxes she built to hide things she didn’t like the look of.… 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
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
Aging is a fact of life. Our dogs depend on us for affection, training, exercise, and nutrition. As our pets age they require more special attention. You notice your dog taking longer to get up; moving more stiffly and slowly. It seems suddenly your dog doesn’t want to jump up on the bed or take the stairs like they used to when younger.… Read full post
By the end of this article, probably even before, you are going to know why you really need pet stairs.
Sharing my life with a senior dog means I’m always on the lookout for products that will make her life, and mine, easier. Mobility aids, which include pet stairs, are incredible products that have a big impact on the quality of life of pets and their parents, which is why they feature so prominently on my site.… Read full post
The truth about weight loss in older dogs is…it’s not a good thing.
Let’s backtrack for a moment. If your old dog has gotten fat because of inactivity, too much food, too many treats or you adopted a fat old dog (like I did), then helping your dog get to a healthy weight is a very good thing.… Read full post
As anyone fortunate enough to have a senior canine knows, these animals are in a class all their own, and, as such, warrant specialized care. Much like their two-legged counterparts, senior dogs tend to develop age-related health challenges that may involve any or every body part, from mouth to gut to joint to bone to brain, and beyond.… Read full post