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

The Best In Senior Dog Gifts

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Holidays

If you’re like me, you are pondering what to get everyone for the holidays … chances are Mom and Dad have everything and the little ones have so many toys, they could open their own toy store! And you can’t forget your dog, one of the most important members of your family. Because we deal with senior dogs all the … Read More

Thanksgiving Safety Tips For Your Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Holidays

As the calendar turned over to November and daylight savings time ended, my thoughts quickly turned to the holidays. They are just around the corner … the mad rush is about to begin! I remember one year when our spunky puppy managed to sneak into the garbage can after our Thanksgiving dinner and almost choked on a turkey bone. Another … Read More

Could Your Dog have Diabetes?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

Did you know that canine diabetes usually occurs in senior dogs who are seven years or older? That approximately 1 in every 160 dogs has diabetes? That the rate of dog diabetes has tripled since 1970? Diabetes is very prevalent in dog owners as well. More than 29.1 million people or 9.3% of Americans have diabetes with the largest percentage … Read More

Is Your Older Dog Experiencing Behavior Problems?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

The other day I went to visit a friend’s mother in a nursing home. When we were growing up, this woman was so sweet, always baking us cookies and other goodies when we came home from school. That is why I was so alarmed by the change in her behavior. She was combative, anxious and disoriented. Unfortunately, she was recently … Read More

Does Your Senior Dog Have Cataracts?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

As we age, we tend to lose our near vision causing us to be forever looking for our reading glasses! This is due to a hardening of the lens in our eye, also referred to as nuclear sclerosis. More commonly it is called presbyopia, which literally translates into “old eye”. This occurs in older dogs as well causing their eyes … Read More

6 Common Ailments In Senior Dogs

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

As we get older, you often notice your pace slowing down, your bones start to creak, minor pains can become major, and any added weight can result in diabetes or circulatory problems. Hopefully, you stay in shape and eat a healthy diet to minimize the risks of developing serious illnesses and complications as you head into your senior years. As … Read More

How to Keep Your Older Dog From Aging Too Fast

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

Beauty counters are filled with creams, wands, and magic potions to help keep us younger looking. However, what’s more important than looking younger is feeling younger, so that no matter your age, you feel healthy and happy. The same holds true for our dogs. As dog owners, we want to do everything we can to help our older dogs feel … Read More

Exercising Your Senior Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanSenior Dogs

As we age it’s easier to be sedentary versus active. Our muscles hurt, our back may throb and we have a million and one excuses why we can’t exercise. It’s easier to pick up the remote than to put your walking shoes on. Like people, senior dogs need to exercise. Not at the pace of a puppy, who have a … Read More