Would your senior dog benefit from New Zealand green lipped mussels

Would Your Senior Dog Benefit From Green Lipped Mussels?

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.

Benefits   Natural inflammatory Reduces pain Protects joints Boosts the immune system Strengthens bones Helps in repair of cartilage Preventative What makes green lipped mussels so powerful?… Read full post
How to choose the right pet stroller for your senior dog

How to Choose the Right Pet Stroller For Your Senior Dog

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

How to build your own dog ramp

How to Build Your Own Dog Ramp

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

dog ramps and pet stairs

2 Things You Must Know About Dog Ramps and Dog Stairs

I’ve piqued your curiosity haven’t I? Excellent!

As someone who lives with senior dogs, and dogs so neglected they have no idea how to use stairs, I love these products and would never be without one or both. I try and take pictures as much as possible, but unfortunately have none to show you of them being used in my house.… Read full post

GingerLead dog support sling

GingerLead Dog Support Harness Review

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

treatment for dogs with arthritis

Managing Arthritis Pain in Dogs

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

ways to keep your senior dog active

Ways to Keep Your Senior Dog Active

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

how to treat arthritis pain in dogs naturally

How to Treat Arthritis Pain in Dogs Naturally

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

massage to naturally improve mobility in senior dogs

How to Naturally Improve Mobility in Senior Dogs

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

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