Does Your Dog Have Bad Breath?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Does your dog’s breath knock you out? When he tries to plant sloppy kisses on your face do you cringe from the odor? Most dogs suffer from terrible breath at one time or another, and it is quite common among senior dogs. Some struggle with horrible halitosis throughout their entire lives.

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Do dogs get stinkier in the summer because they perspire more in the heat! Does your dog like baths or does he fight you? Dog baths can be messy, particularly if your dog is bigger. Just like humans, dogs can get stinky too. A swim in the lake or river may be your dog’s idea of fun, but it’s not … Read More

Avoid Costly Vet Bills With Your Senior Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Your dog will probably visit the veterinarian many times during his life. There are the annual wellness checks and the routine shots and vaccines. Going to the vet can be very costly, particularly if it is on an emergency basis. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent an estimated $15.92 billion on veterinary care in 2016. If your … Read More

Marijuana & Dogs

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Dog Safety, Senior Dogs

Last month we discussed the therapeutic effects of CBD (cannabidiol, the medical component) for dogs. Although not much long-term research has been conducted, it has shown promising results in fighting the effects of cancer, pain, joint swelling, arthritis and more. However, this is not true of marijuana itself. The cannabis oil recommended for dogs does not contain (THC – tetrahydrocannabinol) … Read More

How to Make Rescuing a Senior Dog Less Stressful

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

We all know that adopting a senior dog is a good thing to do. You would be saving a life doomed to languish in a shelter. You would know exactly what you are getting because he/she is all grown up. Chances are he will already be housetrained and responsive to commands. That’s not to say there won’t be some bumps … Read More

Is Marijuana Good For Your Dog?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

There has been much controversy over the last couple of years regarding the legalization of marijuana for both recreational and medicinal purposes. It’s hard to keep track of the numbers – currently 8 states have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes (California, Colorado, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Vermont, and Washington) and 29 states for medicinal purposes. There has been much discussion … Read More

What Pets Teach Kids

Lindsey ZimmermanSenior Dogs

I come from a long line of pet owners. Even before I was born, my parents had dogs, my grandparents had dogs and my great grandparents had dogs. My Mom preferred small dogs and my Dad liked big dogs, so we always had a menagerie of strays, rescues and family dogs hanging around the house.

How People Are Modifying Their Homes For Dogs and Cats

Lindsey ZimmermanSenior Dogs

Trends in homes constantly change. It used to be that homes had formal living rooms and dining rooms, which has given way to the concept of a more casual “great room”. And who would have anticipated years ago that there would be such a thing as a video room or rooms to accommodate 70 – 80” TVs?

Surprising Ways Senior Dogs Show Their Love

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

We all know how we show our dogs affection. If your dogs are like mine, they love belly rubs. The mere mention of a “treat” sends them jumping for joy (even if it’s only a carrot!) All I have to do is pull the leash out and they know we are going for a walk and get very excited. They … Read More

Keeping Your Senior Dog’s Mind Alert Is Very Important

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from mental decline as they age. It’s often uppermost in our minds that dogs need physical exercise to stay healthy. What we often forget is that dogs – particularly senior dogs – need mental stimulation as well. As dogs age, they can experience mental deterioration which is referred to as Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS). … Read More