Involving your vet in senior dog care

Involving Your Vet in Senior Dog Care

I cannot overstate the importance of involving your vet in senior dog care.

I rely on my vet so much to help me care for Red, at times I feel like my life revolves on him and his schedule. I’m so worried when he’s not around, I’m terrified of what will happen to Red since there’s not much choice where I live, and I wouldn’t trust her life in his colleagues’ hands.… Read full post

symptoms of diabetes in dogs

Symptoms of Diabetes in Dogs

Many of the symptoms of diabetes in dogs are actually similar to those of other diseases.

What else is new?

It seems like whenever I write about a particular disease, I say those same words, and that’s because it’s true. Many symptoms are common so how can you even figure out which one to suspect?… Read full post

what is wrong with my dog

What is Wrong With My Dog

What is wrong with my dog – not an uncommon question is it, especially if you share your life with a senior dog?

I decided to write this article after a bit of a scare last week. I’m forever banging on about the importance of noticing and acting upon behaviour changes in our older dogs.… Read full post

Why-You-Really-Need-Pet-Stairs

Why You Really Need Pet Stairs

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

Reiki healing for dogs

Reiki Healing For Dogs

As any dog person knows, our canine friends are such beautiful souls and a big part of our life. They’re always there to greet us with wagging tails even if we’ve only been gone a short while! These years of fun and boundless energy are followed by the senior years, when the whole dynamics of caring for a dog can change.… Read full post

Liver disease in older dogs

Liver Disease in Older Dogs

It feels like liver disease in older dogs is an illness not talked about as often as kidney disease, or diabetes, am I right?

We know it exists, we know dogs are afflicted with it, but I rarely hear it mentioned, except when my vet told me there was a problem with Red’s liver.… Read full post

heart conditions in dogs

Heart Conditions in Dogs

A topic we haven’t discussed yet on this blog is heart conditions in dogs.

With up to 60% of old dogs having heart problems, it’s about time we covered this topic, don’t you think!!

Red and her heart issue

It wouldn’t be a post on this site without Red making an appearance, and as it often goes with the territory, she can relate to the topic at hand.… Read full post

allopathic and holistic veterinary care

Allopathic and Holistic Veterinary Care: Is It “Us V. Them” or Can the Twain Ever Meet?

One might assume that since I am a holistic practitioner, I do not endorse allopathic veterinary care.  Remember what our grade-school teachers warned about what happens when we assume, as this is simply not true.

Don’t get me wrong.  I am definitely not a fan of what veterinarian Ian Billinghurst, the founder of the BARF movement, refers to as “Fake Industrial Foods,” which allopathic vet clinics peddle for top dollar as premium quality fare. … Read full post

what questions to ask a vet about your senior dog

What Questions to Ask a Vet About Your Senior Dog

To get the most out of your appointment time, it’s a good idea to plan what questions to ask a vet about your senior dog.

I am a question asker. It’s who I am, and always will be. It’s hard for me to walk away from a situation without having all the info, and if I don’t I’ll go back until I get it.… Read full post