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

Through a Dog's Ear Product Review

Through a Dog’s Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion – Review

Through a Dog’s Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion Review

The CD called Through a Dog’s Ear is incredible, and it helped me during some rough times. If, like me, you have a dog suffering from canine cognitive dysfunction (doggy dementia), your dog gets extremely stressed during thunderstorms, he’s cowering under the bed every time fireworks go off, or he’s suffering from separation anxiety, you’re going to want to read this review.… Read full post

how to care for yourself while caring for a sick dog

How to Care For Yourself While Caring For a Sick Dog

Since starting my Facebook group Senior Dog Care Club, I’ve had the pleasure, and honour, to meet an amazing group of parents taking incredible care of their senior dogs.    

At the same time I’ve read lots of accounts of those who are caring for very sick dogs and these members are stressed, anxious, sad, confused, heartbroken, sleep deprived… Some find themselves yelling at their dogs, then living with the guilt afterwards.… Read full post

everything you need to know about bone broth for dogs

Everything You Need to Know About Bone Broth For Dogs

credit: Jennifer Lee Allen

Have you heard the talk about bone broth for dogs? I feel like it’s been popping up everywhere lately, yet it’s been around forever. I must admit I didn’t know much about it, having never researched it as a possible nutrition source for any of my dogs.… 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

should every old dog eat a senior diet

Should Every Old Dog Eat Senior Dog Food

There are many vets who believe the nutritional needs of the senior dog can be met by feeding them senior dog food. There are also many vets who believe they can’t!

My thoughts 

I am not a vet or a professional dog food expert, I am however someone who has shared their life with dogs and cats for the past 31 years, and senior dogs specifically for the past 10.… Read full post

why you should adopt a senior dog

Why You Should Consider Adopting An Old Dog

 

I have a passion for senior dogs and would love to see more finding homes, so I’m going to talk about all the reasons why you should consider adopting an old dog. Naturally I have a lot of other stuff to say about it first, but if you want to get straight to my reasons, just scroll down!… 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

how to find a great vet to help you care for your senior dog

How to Find a Great Vet

 

If you’re concerned about the care your pet is receiving, you are definitely going to want to read this article on how to find a great vet.

My sweet Red, the love of my life, would not be with me today if I had not found my vet…and I know that for sure!… Read full post