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
Dogs and cats have evolved to eat meat and bone. The structure of their jaws, their teeth and their digestive system have not changed at all since the days that they would hunt and scavenge for their food, which is why it makes sense to continue to feed them raw meat and bone, just as nature intended.… 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
It’s easy to assume that the changes older dogs experience are inevitable. While hard to believe, most dogs are considered “senior” around age seven, and around this time, may slow down, sleep more, play less and otherwise show signs of age. But older dogs that get exercise, mental stimulation and specially-formulated nutrition can avoid some of the physical and cognitive changes that can come along with age such as decreased lean muscle mass, reduced mobility, reduced metabolism and changes in mental sharpness.… Read full post
All dogs no matter age, breed, or size have a natural desire to engage in enriching mental and physical activities. However, for senior dogs, physical activity may eventually become limited due to arthritis or medical issues that prohibit your dog from taking long walks or romping around in the yard. When that happens, mental stimulation becomes even more important.… Read full post
About a year and a half ago my dog Jack suddenly became paralysed. At 7:00am he was walking fine, by 3:00pm he lost the use of his back legs. Long story short, after spinal surgery he needed support until he regained the use of his legs, so I’m very familiar with the incredible benefits of a sling. … Read full post
If you have a dog, The MidWest iCrate Folding Metal Dog Crate is an indispensable tool you’re going to love…and rely on. The first time I ever needed a crate was when my dog Jack became paralysed. It was the only way to ensure he would remain still during his long recovery.… Read full post
Is this a post about Best Vets Glycan Plus Glucosamine or a product review?
Well, it’s a little of both I guess.
There is no shortage of “success” stories when it comes to how much glucosamine has helped both humans and animals. A search of the term will bring up an unlimited amount of information, not only about what it is and its benefits, but success stories from people who have seen their dogs almost transformed as a result.… Read full post
The Snuggle Safe Pet Bed Microwave Heating Pad seems perfect for this time of year, doesn’t it? I don’t know about you, but my dog Red really feels the cold, and isn’t happy about it! She wears a sweater in the house, has a blanket on her bed, and a heater where she sleeps.… Read full post
The Nina Ottosson Dog Brick Activity Toy is a wonderful way to provide mental stimulation to dogs of all ages, sizes and abilities. We are all aware of the importance of physical exercise, but less so of the need for mental stimulation. Puzzles, games and activity toys are great ways to challenge the mind, prevent boredom and help work off excess energy.… Read full post