Facing Your Dog’s Cancer Diagnosis

The last thing you want to hear is that your dog has cancer. It’s a diagnosis all pet owners dread. It’s one of hopelessness, of sadness, and defeat. You may assume your dog will die tomorrow, but that’s not always the case. As in people, each diagnosis is different and not all of them are death sentences. However, you’ll still …

6 Tips On Feeding Senior Dogs

As your dog ages, you’ll notice not only behavioral changes, but, metabolic, immunological, and body composition ones as well. Some of these are unavoidable and some can be adapted to. One thing that can and should change as your dog grows older is his diet. How will your dog’s eating habits change? What should you feed him? As with people, …

4 Myths About Surgery For Your Dog

As your dog ages, he may experience an injury, or other conditions like cancer, lumps, or warts that could require surgery. According to Animal Wellness Magazine, most dogs will need one or more surgical procedures during their lifetime. These operations may bring anxiety and stress for a pet parent like you, however there are many myths associated with them. To …

4 Ways To Get Your Dog To Take Their Medicine

We all know that dogs are attracted to the smell and taste of many things, “pill-flavored” food is not one of them. Having to give medicine to your dog can go one of two ways: the easy route or the complicated route. Some dogs will voluntarily swallow a pill or won’t even notice it amongst their food, while other dogs …

5 Common Health Ailments in Senior Dogs

As your dog ages you may notice he moves a little slower, is less energetic, and may become hard of hearing. These age-related changes are just a few things you may see as your dog gets older. In addition to this, certain common health ailments may arise. It’s beneficial for you as a dog owner to be mindful of these common …

How To Teach Your Senior Dog to Use A Ramp Or Stairs

As your dog gets older, you’ll need to practice patience and compassion for your senior pet. It may be difficult for him to accept that as he ages, he’ll need to make some lifestyle changes in order to make his life easier. It’s not unusual for older pets to use portable steps and ramp ways to make their way around …

4 Ways To Prevent Paw Pad Injuries In The Winter

Winter can be a challenging time on the paw pads of your pets. Trekking through the outdoors in rain, snow, and cold weather can leave their precious paws at risk for damaging injuries. Is there anything you can do about this, or is cold weather just harmful to their feet? Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to protect …

5 Ways To Prevent Your Dog From Developing Cancer

There is nothing more frightening than a cancer diagnosis, for people or for pets. Cancer refers to an uncontrolled cell growth on or in the body. This serious disease can affect any household pet and their susceptibility increases with age. In fact, cancer accounts for close to half of all pet deaths who are over 10 hears old. Unfortunately, the …

4 Tips For Socializing Your Adult Dog

Whether you’re bringing a new adult dog into your home, or socializing your own older dog with others, it’s important to know the ropes. It’s beneficial for most animals to socialize and this is also true for dogs. Maybe your dog is new to socializing because he was a stray, or you’ve recently adopted and aren’t sure how your dog was …

5 Tips For Living With a Blind Dog

As your dog ages, there are many conditions he may develop as a result of getting older, like arthritis, hearing loss, or even blindness. Vision loss can occur for many reasons such as birth defects, illness, or injury, not just age. However, if your dog develops blindness later on in life, you will both need to adjust to this new …