caring for an elderly dog
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caring for an elderly dog

When your dog doesn't seem interested in eating his food, do you know what to do? When your dog vomits often, could there be something serious wrong with him? If he struggles to get up the stairs, does he need to see a vet? Having never owned an older dog, I knew nothing about the things that can begin to go wrong when dogs age. I adopted this guy when my neighbor moved into a nursing home and had to learn a lot about how to care for an older dog. My blog is filled with the many things that I have learned over the last year through the help of my vet.


caring for an elderly dog

  • Three Things You Need To Know About Pug Dog Encephalitis

    27 July 2016

    There are many health problems that can affect pugs, including pug dog encephalitis. This is an inflammation of the brain that only affects pugs. Here are three things you need to know about pug dog encephalitis. What are the signs of pug dog encephalitis? Usually, this condition strikes quickly, and it often affects pugs between the ages of two and three years old. Since pug dog encephalitis causes brain inflammation, affected pugs exhibit neurological symptoms like seizures or a loss of muscle coordination.

  • Three Things Pug Owners Need To Know About Exposure Keratopathy

    27 July 2016

    Pugs are adorable pets, but the features that make them cute—their flat faces and bulging eyes—also put them at risk of health problems. Exposure keratopathy is one of the many health problems that your pug is at risk of. Here are three things pug owners need to know about exposure keratopathy. What is exposure keratopathy? Keratopathy is a medical term that refers to any disease or damage that affects the cornea, which is the tissue that covers the front of the eyes.

  • 4 Reasons To Have Your Pet Vaccinated

    19 July 2016

    You probably care about your pet's health just as much as your own. That should be reason enough to have your pet vaccinated on a regular basis. However, the list of reasons why pet vaccinations are important is quite extensive. Read on and discover just a few of the reasons why it is important to have your pet vaccinated. It Is The Law Although vaccination laws vary from state to state, there is one law that is universal among all fifty states: it is illegal to not have your pet vaccinated.

  • Hamster Healing: When Does Your Hamster Need A Vet?

    5 July 2016

    Hamsters are typically considered low maintenance pets that don't need to see a professional. Hamsters do not require immunizations or routine health check-ups, but sometimes they do need emergency care. Which situations might require your hamster to visit a vet? Here are a few.  Broken Bones Hamsters have small, fragile bones that can be easily broken due to falls or being handled in a rough manner.  If your hamster is limping or doesn't seem to be able to move, it might have a broken leg.

  • Five Things You Can Do To Keep An Outdoor Cat Safe

    1 June 2016

    If you have a cat that spends time outdoors, they might run into some safety issues that indoor cats would not. If, for whatever reason, your cat will be spending time outside, make sure to take into consideration a few safety measures. Here are five things that you might want to look into in order to keep an outdoor cat safer. 1. Spayed or Neutered Most veterinarians will recommend having cats spayed or neutered not only to keep cat populations down, but also because this is healthier for your cat.