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
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
Does any of this sound familiar?
Your senior dog has dementia and can’t stop circling or pacing
You are about to start campaigning for a ban on fireworks
The sound of rumblings in the sky sends you into a panic
Your dog is left out of family fun days because he can’t handle a car ride
It’s a wrestling match trying to take him or her to the vet
Your dog is destroying your home when left alone
You can’t find the “off” switch when he starts to bark
Don’t worry because help is finally here!… Read full post
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. Why? I have no idea and it’s as simple as that!!… 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
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
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
Did you know there are natural remedies for seizures in dogs
I have to say something up front, and yes I know it’s obvious but I’ll say it anyway. Don’t stop giving your dog his medication or add supplements without the advice of a vet or holistic vet.
Now that I got that out of the way…
A little background info
When it comes to my own healthcare I have long preferred a more homeopathic whole person approach, and I am extending that philosophy to the care of my animals as well.… Read full post
In a perfect world, we would not need supplements. That said, this is not a perfect world. Far from it. No corner of the globe, however remote, escapes the far-reaching side effects of today’s society: air and water pollution; topsoil erosion and soil depletion; radiation; exposures to toxic chemicals from pesticides, herbicides, immunizations and medications; and, with all due respect to those who deny its existence, climate change.… Read full post
As anyone fortunate enough to have a senior canine knows, these animals are in a class all their own, and, as such, warrant specialized care. Much like their two-legged counterparts, senior dogs tend to develop age-related health challenges that may involve any or every body part, from mouth to gut to joint to bone to brain, and beyond.… Read full post