Could Your Senior Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

On my child’s first day of school at pre-kindergarten, I was a nervous wreck. What if she cries? What if she hates it? What if she doesn’t make any friends? I opened the car door, waiting for her to start bawling. Instead, she waved goodbye and never even looked back. I was the one who fell apart! I was not … Read More

Could Your Senior Dog have Heart Worm?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

All across America, vets begin testing dogs (and cats) for heart worm in April, which is why April is National Heart Worm Awareness Month. It used to be that heart worm was only prevalent in certain parts of the country. Unfortunately, it has now been detected in all 50 states, with the disease spreading to new regions of the country … Read More

How Senior Pets Can Help Senior Citizens

Lindsey ZimmermanSenior Dogs

When my Mom passed away, there is no doubt my Dad was depressed. Sure, he stilled played poker once a week with his friends and went fishing when the weather was nice. He kept up many of his routines, like going to breakfast once/week. However, my Mom was really the “social” life of the family and my Dad was not … Read More

Dog Proofing Your Back Yard For Your Senior Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

If you’re like me, you are itching for winter to be over and for Spring to arrive. March brings with it the beginning of Spring, Easter and the start of daylight savings time … all which mean you’ll have more daylight hours to play with your dog! However, is your backyard pet proofed and poison proofed? With March also being … Read More

Could Your Senior Dog Have The Flu?

Cindy SmithDog Health

If you have had the flu recently, you know it is miserable – headaches, coughing, sneezing, nausea and a high fever. Although the symptoms for a dog are slightly different, did you know your dog can get what is known as “canine influenza virus” or “dog flu”? It can be equally as debilitating for dogs! What is Canine Flu? Canine … Read More

Does Your Older Dog Have Gum Disease?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

Do you brush your dog’s teeth twice a day? If not, lurking under his gums may be an accumulation of bacteria that starts out as gingivitis but can progress to periodontic disease. Generally there are no symptoms in the beginning … until it is too late! Left untreated, it can lead to chronic pain in your dog’s mouth and stomach … Read More

Help’Em Up Dog Mobility Harness Helped Me Out!

Cindy SmithPet Adventures, Senior Dogs

I have sciatica. My husband has a bad shoulder and back. My 15-year-old dog has arthritis. What a fun threesome we are! My 75-pound Labrador Buddy lives to hunt ducks with my husband. In fact, that is a big reason we moved to Texas after 40 years in Colorado. My husband and Buddy spend three months a year getting up … Read More

Tips to Help Your Senior Dog With Walking

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Safety

When I take my older dog to the dog park, I often see dogs pulling their owners when their on a leash. Sometimes it is hard to tell who is walking who! Since it is Walk Your Dog Month, we thought we would give you some tips to make walking your dog a little easier.

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

It is true that as we age, we get more settled in our ways. We often have a certain way of doing things developed over years of experience. It is a myth that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks or that you can’t teach senior citizens new ways of doing things. For instance, research shows that 86% of … Read More

Keeping Your Senior Dog Warm In The Winter

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

Even if you live in hot and sunny climates such as Arizona, Florida and California, the temperatures can dip and get below freezing at night. If you live in colder spots throughout the country, you and your dog may have to battle the rain, ice and cold. During the winter season, many dogs feel the cold as much as their … Read More