signs of arthritis in dogs

Arthritis and Dogs

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

dog mobility aids

Mobility Aids For Dogs

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

how I taught Saffy to use a dog ramp

How I Taught Saffy to Use a Dog Ramp

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

gen7pets dog ramps

The Single Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Dog Ramps

I must admit I’m always surprised by how few people know about dog ramps.

The thing is, that makes me concerned for three reasons

People are lifting some very heavy dogs in and out of the car, potentially injuring themselves Dogs are missing out on quality family time Dogs of all ages are putting unnecessary wear and tear on their joints.… Read full post
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5 Exercises to Keep Your Old Dog Feeling Young

Plain and simple, senior dogs are amazing.  We, often, have dogs in the “Project Golden Years” program that are, simply, some of the most wonderful dogs in the rescue.  Oddly enough, these dogs also seem to spend the most time in the rescue before they find their forever home.  My suspicion is 

folks have a misguided perception that these old dogs are just waiting to pass.  … Read full post

6 tips to help you choose the perfect pet stroller

6 Tips For Buying the Right Pet Stroller

Before you get that credit card out, these 6 tips for buying the right pet stroller will help you choose the best one.

Although I will be mentioning dogs specifically (because I use it for my dogs), a stroller can be used for cats as well, and of course the same tips apply.… Read full post

Hip Dysplasia in German Shepherds

How to Help German Shepherds With Hip Problems

Charley’s story

My Charley has Hip Dysplasia (HD). She’s turning 9 years old on the 10th of October this year.

I knew Charley had HD when I decided to invite her into my life. But it didn’t matter, I loved her from the moment I saw her.

The breeder said her hips fall into the borderline category and she might never present with HD symptoms.… Read full post

tips for buying the best pet stroller for a big dog

Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller Review

The Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller is worth looking into if you have a large dog. Sometimes it seems most of the strollers are made for small dogs, so it’s always nice to see a stroller that will help a bigger one get around. Advertised as suitable for up to 150lbs, I had to do some further investigating.… Read full post

bestpet all terrain extra wide 3 wheel pet stroller

BestPet All Terrain Extra Wide 3 Wheel Pet Stroller: Review

The BestPet All Terrain Extra Wide 3 Wheel Pet Stroller is definitely worth a look if you’re a fan of 3 wheels, and wanted the extra roominess to bring more than one pet on your walks. I confess I was first drawn to the leopard pattern – something different from the plain, solid colours I’ve been used to seeing.… Read full post

Guardian Gear double decker pet stroller review

Guardian Gear Double Decker Pet Stroller Review

The Guardian Gear Double Decker Pet Stroller is perfect if you share your life with more than one dog or cat, and would like to take them out at the same time. I have a wonderful stroller I bought for my senior dog Red, but now that my young dog Jack has had spinal surgery and can’t walk, he’s been using it.… Read full post