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

  • How To Prepare Your Dog For Veterinary Surgery

    29 December 2015

    It is always stressful when your dog needs to have veterinary surgery. Your veterinarian knows best how you should prepare your dog for surgery and he will inform you of his concerns and requirements. Here are a few other suggestions that may also help to prepare you and your dog for his upcoming veterinary surgery: Bathe Your Dog - A day or two before your dog's scheduled surgery, examine him thoroughly to make sure he is clean and has no fleas, tics, or other skin issues or problems.

  • Alternative Therapy Treatments You Can Try For Your Dog's Arthritis Pain

    22 December 2015

    When your dog has arthritis, they can become far less active than they used to be. Arthritis can be very painful, and can cause your dog to become lethargic, overweight, and unhappy. If you are leery of trying traditional pain medication to alleviate their pain but still want them to have some relief in their hips, shoulders, and other affected areas, you can try alternative therapy. Here are some alternative healing methods you can try to alleviate your dog's arthritis pain that you can discuss with your veterinarian.

  • 2 Serious Diseases That Can Affect Your Cat

    19 August 2015

    If you are a cat owner, you want to keep your feline companion in the best possible health. However, there are several serious diseases that are common among pet cats. Here are a two: Feline Leukemia Feline leukemia is a cat disease that is caused by a virus. Within about 36 months of being diagnosed, 85 percent of cats that are persistently infected die from it. The virus works by negatively affecting the immune system.

  • How To Perform Artificial Respiration On Your Cat

    17 August 2015

    If you are a cat owner, you may not to know what to do if your animal stops breathing. Breathing cessation usually occurs before your cat enters cardiac arrest, so it is important to restore your cat's breathing as quickly as possible. Artificial respiration may be needed. Here are the steps needed to perform artificial respiration on a cat: Position your cat properly. Place the animal gently on a flat surface that you can easily access, such as a table.

  • Helping Your Overweight Adult Cat To Slim Down

    12 August 2015

    Kittens seem to have a constant source of energy to run, jump and play. Your adult cat may have spurts of energy, but more often enjoys napping in the sun. A more sedentary lifestyle, and poor eating habits, cause adult cats to become overweight. Here is how you can help your cat get rid of those pounds and keep themselves healthy and trim as they age. Get a Professional Opinion First