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
Don’t mistake signs of arthritis in dogs for old age. What many pet guardians see as normal signs of aging, may actually be a dog in pain from the effects of arthritis.
Dogs slowing down, having difficulty getting in and out of their bed, and a “seeming” lost of interest in going for walks may be caused by many things, and arthritis is one of those “things.”
What is arthritis?… 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
I’m so fascinated by the holistic approach to veterinary medicine, I wanted to share an article about its’ use for treating arthritis in dogs
Why specifically arthritis you ask?
I’m interested in holistic medicine as it applies to the overall care of animals, not just a specific condition. I’m highlighting arthritis in this post because I have seen a few dogs lately that have it.… Read full post
Is this a post about Best Vets Glycan Plus Glucosamine or a product review?
Well, it’s a little of both I guess.
There is no shortage of “success” stories when it comes to how much glucosamine has helped both humans and animals. A search of the term will bring up an unlimited amount of information, not only about what it is and its benefits, but success stories from people who have seen their dogs almost transformed as a result.… Read full post
A common issue yet one too often ignored by pet parents, it’s time to address arthritis and dogs.
I literally want to cry when I speak to people with dogs who are obviously in pain, yet they assume it’s a natural part of aging and don’t do anything to help. Of course I suggest they go to the vet immediately.… Read full post
In this post I would like to talk about dog mobility aids – what they are, how much they have helped us, and what they can do for you.
What are dog mobility aids?
As the name suggests, they are items or products that help your dog get around. A pet stroller, dog ramp, pet stairs and slings are just some of what we will be talking about in this post.… Read full post
This post is about how I taught Saffy to use a dog ramp.
Let me start by saying you’ll have to rely on my descriptive abilities, since I have no pictures of the process, and only a few of Saffy. Two reasons for that…I didn’t know I would be starting this website and need so many images in a wide range of situations, and I didn’t expect the vet to panic during dental surgery and cause her death, 9 months after we rescued her.… Read full post