What Your Dog’s Paws Tell You

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Just as we communicate with our dogs through body language and voice tones, they too communicate with us through their body language. A wagging tail often tells you they are happy. A certain stance means they are aggressive. And pawing often means they want to play or want attention. Have you ever noticed that when puppies want to play, one … Read More

Canine Hydrotherapy Can Be Great For Your Aging Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

As you know, Help’EmUp is all about helping older dogs who have mobility issues, either temporarily because they are recovering from an injury or permanently due to old age. Our dog harness is perfect for dogs who need help  getting up from the floor, in and out of the car or who suffer from hip dysplasia, arthritis, muscle atrophy and … Read More

Ten Things Your Senior Dog Wants to Tell You

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

I talk to my dog all the time and yes, he does talk back. Studies have shown that the average dog knows about 165 words,  but mine is much smarter than that! I’m sure yours is too. Wouldn’t you love to know sometimes what your aging dog is thinking? When he gives you “that look”? He is more in tune … Read More

How Senior Pets Can Help Senior Citizens

Lindsey ZimmermanSenior Dogs

When my Mom passed away, there is no doubt my Dad was depressed. Sure, he stilled played poker once a week with his friends and went fishing when the weather was nice. He kept up many of his routines, like going to breakfast once/week. However, my Mom was really the “social” life of the family and my Dad was not … Read More

Help’Em Up Dog Mobility Harness Helped Me Out!

Cindy SmithPet Adventures, Senior Dogs

I have sciatica. My husband has a bad shoulder and back. My 15-year-old dog has arthritis. What a fun threesome we are! My 75-pound Labrador Buddy lives to hunt ducks with my husband. In fact, that is a big reason we moved to Texas after 40 years in Colorado. My husband and Buddy spend three months a year getting up … 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

The Advantages to Adopting a Senior Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanSenior Dogs

Without a doubt, puppies are adorable. They are so cute, playful, and energetic. If you are visiting an animal shelter, it’s hard to resist their cuddliness just begging to be adopted. However, senior dogs have many advantages over puppies. Generally, a senior dog is considered a dog over the age of seven years-old. They are often overlooked in shelters, seeming … Read More

What To Expect From Your Senior Dog As He Ages

Lindsey ZimmermanSenior Dogs

Because there is no Fountain of Youth, your dog ages just like we do. We get older, heavier, slower, and often crankier. These changes happen to your dog as well. Without a doubt, dogs age faster than people. Although conventional wisdom tells us that one human year equals seven dog years, there are too many  factors and variations that can … Read More