Traveling With Your Senior Pet

Cindy SmithDog Safety, Senior Dogs

Senior Pet travel

Just as you put your baby or toddler in the car with a car seat, it’s important to keep your dog or cat safe whether you’re on a car ride, a trip to the veterinarian or a family vacation. January is a time when pet travel safety awareness is uppermost in our minds. Traveling can be stressful enough without worrying … Read More

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

A Special Thanks to Dogs

Cindy SmithDog Holidays, Senior Dogs

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means overstuffing yourself with turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. It’s also the kickoff of a busy season, where giving thanks can often get lost in the shuffle. Today we are going to take a moment to give thanks for one of the most important members of your household, man’s best friend … 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

Top Nine Senior Breeds

Cindy SmithHarnesses, Senior Dogs

It is often said that the only bad part of being a dog owner is that dogs are on this earth for too short of time. So true! The most you can hope for is for your dog to live a long, happy life and enjoy his senior years. How well you take care of your dog – regular vet … Read More

Summertime Tips For Your Senior Dog

Cindy SmithSenior Dogs

June signals the official start of summer and hopefully a break from the pandemic. Summer can also mean high temperatures, ticks, sunburn and even heatstroke so you must be careful. It is important you keep you and your dog safe by following these safety summer tips, whether your dog is a senior or puppy! Made in the Shade You need … 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

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