Some Solutions for your Dog’s Itching

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Skin allergies are quite common in dogs. Just like humans, dogs can be allergic to a range of things, from products (shampoos, carpets, insecticides) to environmental factors (pollen, mold) to parasites (ticks and fleas). Anxiety, dry skin and hormonal imbalances can also contribute to your dog’s scratching. Dogs itch and scratch normally, but when it becomes compulsive, it means your … Read More

5 Health Hazards for your Dog in Winter

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Brrr. Even if you live in balmier states such as Florida and California, the temperatures in the winter months dip. In some parts of the country, they can be downright freezing! Here are some health hazards for your dog in winter. Freezing Temperatures If the temperatures dip below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, your dog could be susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia. … Read More

Hair Raising Facts About Dog Hackles

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Does the hair on your arm, neck or head ever go up involuntarily when you are stressed or overexcited? In humans it is called “goosebumps” but in dogs it’s called “hackles”. The medical term in dogs is piloerection, with pilo meaning hair. Hair doesn’t talk yet it does tell the emotional state of a dog. It is a dog’s way … Read More

Questions to Ask Before Adopting a Senior Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

Adopting a senior dog will give you a special feeling … it’s almost as if he can sense you have saved him! Too many senior dogs are left to spend the rest of their days confined to a kennel or shelter, abandoned through no fault of their own. Many older dogs have been abandoned because their owner passed away. However, … Read More

Apartment Living with Dogs

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

If you live in an apartment or condo, you know that your neighbor’s barking dogs can be unnerving. As a good neighbor and responsible dog owner, there are some doggie and pet parent manners that are especially important when living in smaller, shared spaces. For instance, do your neighbors complain that your dog howls all day when you are gone. … 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

Could Your Dog Have Small Dog Syndrome?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

If you have a small dog, he/she is probably a gorgeous dog you love with all your heart. A cute little lap dog that keeps you company and has the sweetest kisses. A canine companion that is the center of your world. However, many small dogs have a reputation for being yappy and demanding. Some are even described as “tiny … Read More

Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

Is your dog a social dog? Does he/she like to schmooze with other dogs? Not all dogs do. In fact, many dogs are afraid to go to the dog park because of the personalities of the dogs at the park. That’s okay because the dog park is not necessarily the safest place for dogs.

Are You a Responsible Dog Owner?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Dog Safety, Senior Dogs

With September being AKC Responsible Dog Owner Month, we thought we would reiterate what being a good dog owner is all about. Most of us had our first pet as a child, when our parents were trying to teach us responsibility. Chances are, you tried to get out of cleaning up after the dog and quickly realized that having a … Read More

Does Your Senior Dog Have an Upset Tummy?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

When I get a stomach ache, I reach for Saltine crackers and 7up. Maybe even some Pepto Bismol. However, when your senior dog gets an upset tummy, the remedies are not the same. Why do dogs get stomach aches? Usually because they have eaten something they shouldn’t have. Dogs love to eat dirt, bugs and more… they are virtual garbage … Read More