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

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

Could Your Senior Dog Have Kennel Cough?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

As the holidays approach, many people have to board their dogs. Like a child exposed to all the germs at school, senior dogs can be extremely susceptible to kennel cough.  Unlike a child that can cover their mouth when they cough, this is a highly contagious illness for dogs.

Preparing Your Senior Dog to the Vet

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Many of us fear going to the doctor or dentist. The office can have an antiseptic smell and we often associate the visit with shots. It’s no different for dogs. Although taking them to the vet is essential for their health and well-being, a visit can be distressing for our canine companions. Not only will they encounter hundreds of new … Read More

Could Your Senior Dog have Heart Worm?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

All across America, vets begin testing dogs (and cats) for heart worm in April, which is why April is National Heart Worm Awareness Month. It used to be that heart worm was only prevalent in certain parts of the country. Unfortunately, it has now been detected in all 50 states, with the disease spreading to new regions of the country … Read More

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

It is true that as we age, we get more settled in our ways. We often have a certain way of doing things developed over years of experience. It is a myth that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks or that you can’t teach senior citizens new ways of doing things. For instance, research shows that 86% of … Read More