What Your Senior Dog Would Like To Say to You

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

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Too often, senior dogs are the last to be adopted in a shelter. Maybe his pet parent passed away. Or she can’t jog with her owner anymore. Or he needs a little help getting up the stairs. Either way, whether you they young or old, mutt or pure bred, there are some things a senior dog languishing in the shelter … Read More

How to Greet A Dog The Correct Way

Cindy SmithDog Health, Dog Safety

“That puppy is so cute, he is going to love everybody… That dog looks old, so old he wouldn’t possibly bite anyone.”  Right?  Not always. The fact is not all dogs like to be petted or cuddled. That doesn’t make them bad dogs. However, approaching an unfamiliar dog correctly can save you, the dog, and the owner a lot of … Read More

The Help ‘Em Up® Harness Is Ideal for Mobility

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

As we age, it can get harder to climb up and down the stairs, get up from a chair or bed, and get in and out of cars. Seniors may even need some help temporarily if they are recovering from surgery or have arthritis. The same holds true for dogs. It is difficult for many aging dogs to get around … Read More

Can You Love Your Dog Too Much?

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

We all love our dogs. Many people even think of them as their “children”. Developing a loving relationship with your dog based on respect is what all responsible dog owners should be doing. How can you not love your dog? He doesn’t judge you. He is always happy to see you. He doesn’t care what you look like or how … Read More

Six Dog Friendly Holiday Activities

Cindy SmithDog Holidays

The holidays are a great time of the year to spend some quality time with our loved ones, whether human or furry. Although decorating, feasting and shopping are normal activities for us, they are not dog-friendly. Why not choose some dog friendly holiday activities where everyone can have fun? Here are six pet friendly and family-friendly activities that everyone can … Read More

Get Great Dog Photos Over the Holidays

Cindy SmithDog Holidays

Do you have any great photos of your dog? Dogs can be hard to capture, particularly because they don’t like to keep still. The holidays are a great time to take photos of your dog, chronicling his growth year after year. Unlike their owners, pets don’t know what we are asking of them – posing for the camera is not … Read More

Is Your Senior Dog Losing His Hearing?

Cindy SmithDog Health

If you are fortune enough to still have your dog in his senior years, he may start to suffer from age-related hearing loss (ARHL). It is very similar to what human’s experience as they age that causes many to get hearing aids. It is very hard to watch when your dog no longer responds to your voice or is aware … Read More

Puppies Aren’t For Everyone

Cindy SmithDog Safety

Who doesn’t love a puppy? They are cute, adorable and full of fun. You can’t help but smile when a puppy is around, complete with adoring eyes that follow you everywhere you go. Their faces are so sweet! However, puppies are not for everyone. This true story tells the tale of how a puppy can be a disaster if placed … Read More

How to Recognize If Your Older Dog Is In Pain

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

When children are hurt, you can often tell by their screams or the expression on their faces. When dogs are in pain or hurting it can be hard to tell. If you step on their paw accidentally, they may respond with a loud help. However, it is part of the animal instinct not to show they are hurting as the … Read More