Keeping Your Senior Dog Safe Over Thanksgiving

Cindy SmithDog Holidays, Senior Dogs

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Can you smell it? The aroma of pumpkin and apple pies, the smell of turkey and stuffing, the laughter of family gathered together. Although Thanksgiving is a great time to give extra love to your dog, it’s not the best time to give him certain foods. Unfortunately, our Thanksgiving feast is riddled with a high sugar and fat content that … Read More

What Your Senior Dog Would Like To Say to You

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

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Too often, senior dogs are the last to be adopted in a shelter. Maybe his pet parent passed away. Or she can’t jog with her owner anymore. Or he needs a little help getting up the stairs. Either way, whether you they young or old, mutt or pure bred, there are some things a senior dog languishing in the shelter … Read More

Does Your Dog Have Bad Breath?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Does your dog’s breath knock you out? When he tries to plant sloppy kisses on your face do you cringe from the odor? Most dogs suffer from terrible breath at one time or another, and it is quite common among senior dogs. Some struggle with horrible halitosis throughout their entire lives.

What Your Older Dog Can Teach a Puppy

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

We have all heard the adage: “with age comes wisdom.” If you already have an older dog and are introducing a new pack member, much can be learned from the senior dog. Just like older siblings teach the younger kids both good and bad habits, so too do dogs. Dogs often mimic the behavior of other dogs. According to Psychology … Read More

Choosing the Right Vet For Your Senior Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

After you and your family, one of the most important individuals in your dog’s life will be his/her vet.  He will be the one helping you with your dog’s nutrition, health and care. As many of us have senior dogs, their needs can be quite different than puppies or even middle-aged dogs. Therefore, it is important to choose a veterinarian … 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

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

How to Keep Your Older Dog From Aging Too Fast

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

Beauty counters are filled with creams, wands, and magic potions to help keep us younger looking. However, what’s more important than looking younger is feeling younger, so that no matter your age, you feel healthy and happy. The same holds true for our dogs. As dog owners, we want to do everything we can to help our older dogs feel … 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