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

  • Your Dog Got Locked Out In The Heat: 4 Steps For Treating Heat Stroke

    6 August 2015

    You leave your home for a few hours. Your dog is in the house, but there's a doggy door leading to the backyard. It's the middle of summer, so you make sure there's plenty of fresh water for your dog to drink while you're gone.    When you return home, you realize that your dog somehow blocked the doggy door when it went outside and it's been stuck in the heat for hours.

  • 2 Ways To Soothe Your Older Dog's Arthritis Pain Naturally

    27 July 2015

    If your older dog suffers from arthritis, then you likely look for any way you can help relieve his aching joints. Just like arthritis in humans, there are prescription medications that can help him, but no medication can cure or alleviate his pain completely. Thankfully, there are many natural ways you can help your older dog enjoy his golden years in less pain. Here are two natural pain remedies you can try right now.

  • Preventing And Dealing With Canine Hot Spots: What You Should Know

    24 July 2015

    As a loving and proactive dog owner, you are always doing what you can to keep your dog happy and healthy. However, even the most diligent dog owner can find themselves with a dog suffering from hot spots. Hot spots are also known as moist dermatitis or pyotraumatic. This skin condition occurs when outside substances or pests cause your dog's skin to become irritated and then infected. The moistness comes from the fact that the wounds usually look wet or damp and may be oozing clear or yellow liquid.

  • Tips On Caring For Your Cat After She's Been Spayed

    24 July 2015

    One aspect of being a responsible cat owner is getting your cat spayed or neutered. The term "spaying" refers to performing a hysteria-oophorectomy on a female animal to render the animal infertile. A hysteria-oophorectomy involves removing the animal's ovaries and uterus. This procedure is a fairly invasive surgical procedure that will usually leave the animal somewhat weak until the surgery wounds heal up. The following four tips can help pet owners take good care of their cats following surgery so that recovery is as fast and painless as possible:

  • Diseases of Ducks: Keeping the Quack Pack Healthy

    24 July 2015

    If you enjoy having ducks on your farm or homestead, you're not alone. Ducks in general are easy to care for and can provide plenty of entertainment for you and your family. Fortunately, ducks are one of the most disease-resistant fowl and are seldom bothered by parasites or sickness. However, when illness does occur in ducks, it can spread rapidly and be fatal in a short period of time. Taking a few measures to prevent disease will go a long way in keeping your ducks healthy.