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, …

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 …

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 years old.  Unfortunately, the causes …

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 …

5 Tips For Living With A Senior Dog

As you enjoy the passing years with your beloved furry companions, the time will come when they reach their senior years. Your dog may become more tired, slower, and could develop conditions like canine arthritis or doggy dementia. With proper wellness care and special attention, there is no reason you can’t keep your dog comfortable, happy, and healthy as she nears the …

How To Communicate With Your Deaf Dog

Have you been relentlessly yelling your dog’s name with no answer? Does your dog seem to be ignoring you? Does the vacuum cleaner not phase him any more? If you answered yes to any of these questions then your dog may have hearing issues or be deaf. Lack of communication isn’t healthy for anyone, especially between you and your pet. To …

6 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Dog

Adopting a dog can be a life-changing experience. Bringing a new, loving animal into your household can better the lives of you, your family members, and the dog. When you go to a shelter to choose a dog to adopt, don’t overlook senior dogs. A senior dog is generally put into this category when he or she reaches 7 years …