Consider Fostering a Dog

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

Although many of the shelters were cleared out during the pandemic, it seems that many are full again. Have you ever considered fostering a dog? Here we’ll talk about what it involves and the fantastic opportunities it may provide for you and your family. What is fostering a dog? Fostering a dog means you provide temporary care for a predetermined … Read More

How Do You Know If Your Senior Dog Is Healthy?

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

With October being Pet Wellness Month, we wanted to talk about the signs you can look for that your senior dog is doing well. As a dog owner, it is your responsibility to make sure your dog is healthy physically and psychologically. Since you are with him the most, you are the best qualified to notice any changes in his … Read More

Is Your Senior Dog Going Blind?

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

As we age, there are physical changes in our bodies including a change in our vision. Although you may have been born with 20/20 vision, you may lose some vision as you age. This same can hold true for dogs. Just like us, dogs can go blind in one or two eyes. Fortunately, most causes of vision loss in dogs … Read More

Springtime Means Fun Time But Be Wary

Cindy SmithDog Health, Dog Safety, Senior Dogs

As the days are longer and the weather is better, you can have even more fun with your dog, senior or not! Dogs can get easily There are many things about spring that can be downers and some great activities that lead to lots of run. First, we’ll talk about some dangers, then we’ll hit the highlights you won’t want … Read More

Dog Bite Prevention

Cindy SmithDog Health

With April 11 – 17 being Dog Bite Prevention Week we thought we would remind you about some important preventative tips.

Using Acupuncture to Treat Your Animal’s Chronic Pain

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

Acupuncture originated in Chinese medicine and has been used for thousands of years to treat chronic pain in humans. Acupuncture restores the natural flow of Chi, or energy, stimulating neural-hormonal pathways to release hormones that reduce pain and inflammation. Additionally, the needles are said to improve circulation at the points they are placed. Acupuncture was first introduced for dogs and … Read More

Facts About Dogs in Heat

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

Female dogs are only receptive to mating when they are in heat, and it is also the only time they can get pregnant. A dog’s first heat usually occurs when they are between 6 months to a year old. Here we will separate the facts from the myths about female dogs and their heat cycles.

Hitting the Road Over the Holidays With Your Dog

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

We all love our pets like family members. With COVID and the risks of flying, the transportation industry estimates that more people will be taking to the roads over the holidays. That means that more pets will be going too! Before you put your dog (or cat) in the car, consider the cons of traveling versus having a pet sitter … Read More

What Dogs Can Detect

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

It never ceases to amaze me what dogs can detect.  It’s because their nose and sense of smell is so much more advanced than ours. A dog has 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about six million in ours. Also, the part of a dog’s brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is 40 times greater than ours. Dogs have been … Read More