If your dog seems to be going deaf, then this post on everything you need to know about hearing loss in dogs is for you.
Before I continue let me introduce the sweetheart in the picture (the 4 legged one!) our deaf and blind dog Josephine. Her dad was her favourite person as you can tell.… Read full post
There are 2 things you must know about dog ramps
and pet stairs and they are…
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.… Read full post
As fun as the upcoming holiday is for humans, pet safety is super important so let’s talk about how to keep your dog safe on Halloween.
Keep the candies for the kids
We all leave the candies right near the front door don’t we? After all it’s the most convenient for us, but is it convenient for your dog as well?… Read full post
Many of you are dealing with a pup who has lost his appetite, and are struggling with how to get an old dog to eat. I know from my own experience how challenging and worrying that can be. Dementia, medications and some health issues can be blamed, and we’re left trying to figure out how to ensure our pets are getting the nutrients they require. … Read full post
Ever since Red was diagnosed 2 years ago, I’ve learned how many options there are to treat a dog with dementia.
When I first realised my sweet girl had dementia, (yes it was me my vet never mentioned the possibility), I was given a prescription only drug called Selgian, and told there was nothing else to treat her with.… Read full post
An alternative to a potentially stressful outing to the groomer is to groom your dog at home…by yourself!!
Wait…come back! It make a lot of sense if you’d just keep reading.
Sadly grooming seems to be an often overlooked part of keeping senior dogs healthy, but I have no idea why, especially because it’s such an important aspect of health and wellness.… 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
I understand the panic you must be feeling when you come to the realisation “my dog is going blind.”
Vision problems can be tough to catch early, even if our dogs are showing us there’s a problem. They may be walking a bit slower than usual, don’t seem interested in walking as much as they used to, even becoming startled when someone approaches.… Read full post
Doggie dementia is not something everyone is familiar with, I wasn’t, and if that’s the case how do you even recognize if you have a dog with dementia?
There are a couple of important points I need to mention. First of all, many of the signs we attribute to “my dog is getting older and it’s normal” can actually be indicators that your dog is beginning to experience, or is already in an advanced state of, Canine Cognitive Disorder (CCD).… Read full post
It’s unfortunate dog dental care, and specifically senior dog dental care is not taken as seriously as it should be.
You want me to what? Brush my dog’s teeth? Like with a toothbrush and toothpaste? Ridiculous! Admit it, you’ve had the same reaction haven’t you!! Don’t worry you’re not alone, but hopefully by the time you reach the end of this post you’ll realise how important it really is. … Read full post