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The Joy of Living With a Senior Dog

 

Is it our general attitude about all things “old” that cause us to see old dogs as not worthy of our love and care? As something that is ready to be casually tossed, replaced with a younger, faster and “better” model? I suppose in many cases that is true, certainly not for those who share their lives with senior dogs, or do so much to rescue and care for them, and certainly not in my case.… Read full post

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Keeping an Older Dog Comfortable

You may have just welcomed a senior dog into your life and if you have, congratulations!! Or your dog has reached that golden age and you’re starting to wonder if there are things you should be doing differently.

Well, this post is all about me sharing the ways I keep Red comfortable.… Read full post

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Can Climate Affect Senior Dog Health

I had never even considered the possibility climate could be affecting Red’s health, until recent events.

You may know my senior dog Red has some health issues, and you also may know we recently returned to England after spending four months in Spain.

While in Spain I took her to a holistic vet named Pepe, who is amazing!!… Read full post

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

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Senior Dog Food: Does It Satisfy Their Nutritional Needs?

Welcome to this guest post about Senior Dog Nutrition. 

I’m so pleased to introduce my guest author, Carlotta Cooper. She writes for Dog Food Guide, is a long-time contributing editor for the weekly dog show magazine Dog News, the author of The Dog Adoption Bible, the Dog Writers Association of America Adoptashelter.com Award winner for 2013.… Read full post

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Why You Should Adopt an Old Dog

As far as I’m concerned, you only need one reason to adopt an old dog – there’s no greater feeling in the world.  

If you need more, keep reading.  

It is difficult to find the words to adequately convey how I feel when I bring a new oldie into my home, and into my heart.… Read full post

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Pain and Mobility Issues in Old Dogs

Managing pain and mobility issues can be one of the most challenging problems facing caretakers of senior dogs.

Don’t settle for having a pet in pain before exhausting every avenue available. Many pet owners are unaware their pets are suffering from pain; most pets don’t moan or whine, even though they are painful.… 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

Red's holiday gift guide for old dogs

Red’s Holiday Gift Guide For Old Dogs

I’ve never written a post before, but I thought in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, I would create a holiday gift guide for old dogs.

As a senior girl myself, I thought I was the best “person” to put together a list of products I think all oldies will love.… Read full post

should every old dog eat senior dog food

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 buying senior dog food. There are also many vets who believe they can’t! My thoughts 

I personally don’t believe there is a “one size fits all” answer to canine nutrition, nor do I believe every food labelled “senior” is guaranteed to be the best diet for your dog.… Read full post