The love of my life, Red, lived with dementia for 2 ½ years and I was always looking for ways to help relieve her dog dementia symptoms.
I’ve written a lot about my experiences and struggles with canine cognitive dysfunction. I say “my” because dementia doesn’t just affect your dog, it affects everyone living in the house and in your circle. … Read full post
You’re planning a holiday and bringing your senior dog along for the fun. You want to find the best pet friendly hotel, but aren’t quite sure where to start. You first have to determine what “best” means to you, since we all have different criteria by which we judge. I would say it’s what meets the needs of you and your family…furry family member included!… Read full post
Some dogs are absolute stars when it comes to taking their medication. They’re easy going, don’t mind that you’re trying to disguise a pill in a lump of cheese or put drops of some foreign substance on their food. Maybe your dog is so chill he’ll eat a tablet right out of the palm of your hand!!… Read full post
I loved my senior dog Red more than anything, and when she died I fell apart. I would be lying if I said it was always easy caring for her, and I’m honest when I say at times I wished it was over.
I know these are sentiments shared by many senior dog parents, particularly those of us who were and are dealing with serious health issues.… Read full post
I know from experience what it’s like to feel so desperate when your old dog won’t eat, you’re willing to do and try anything!
Red, the love of my life, sadly got her wings on May 18 of this year (2018). I adopted her when she was around 8 so we think she passed at around 17 years of age.… Read full post
One of the indisputable facts of life that everyone has to come to terms with is that time waits for no one. Yes, time does not wait for you or me or Fluffy. The same thing can be said when it comes to dealing with terminal illness and death. This is always a very sensitive subject as it is very close to the heart.… Read full post
You never know how you’re going to grieve, or what you’ll find the hardest to cope with, until that time when you say goodbye.
I knew Red’s time with me was drawing to a close, and I used to think about what life would be like without her.
Having spent almost every moment of the past 9 years with her (except for when I was on vacation), I couldn’t imagine a life that didn’t include her.… Read full post
I see so many lists for new puppy items, but not so many for senior dog supplies!! What’s up with that…senior dogs also need stuff!!
If you’ve shared your life with your dog since he was a puppy, I’m sure there’s no shortage of supplies, but have you adapted them to his changing needs?… Read full post
One week ago today, on May 18, 2018 at just after 11:00am UK time, I said goodbye to my sweet girl Red.
This is not easy for me to write, especially because I never discuss my feelings, but it’s spilling out of me and I can’t stop it.
What inspired me?… Read full post
Are green lipped mussels the next “great thing” for our senior dogs? Let’s take a look and see!
What are they and are they really green?
Green lipped mussels (or GLM) are a type of mussel found only in New Zealand, and the shell is rimmed in green.
Boosts the immune system
Helps in repair of cartilage
What makes green lipped mussels so powerful?… Read full post