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

  • Visiting Friends With Your Dog? Know How To Keep All Pets Safe By Proper Introductions

    24 July 2015

    Taking your dog with you to visit friends in another area can be a little stressful for your dog, the people you are visiting and their dogs as well. It is important to understand that the people you are visiting probably treat their dogs like family, just as you do. Everyone wants the dogs to get along and to be safe during the trip. With this in mind, use this guide to properly introduce your dog to the environment, the people and their dogs.

  • Tips For Before And After Pet Surgery

    23 July 2015

    A surgery for your pet can be a big deal. It can be a scary experience for a pet to get a surgery because they will not understand what is happening and that the surgery is to help them. It is very important as a pet owner to make sure that you follow certain guidelines before and after the pet's surgery so that the pet can be adequately prepared and feel taken care of as well.

  • Could Your Pet's Food Or Treats Be Contaminated?

    23 July 2015

    You probably enjoy spoiling your pets with food or treats they like to eat. But how safe are the pet products you buy?  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which tracks recalls of pet food that are either required by the agency or that a company does voluntarily, listed 20 recalls through July 2015. These recalls were for reasons that included contamination from salmonella and listeria, two types of bacteria that can cause vomiting and diarrhea in affected pets.

  • Great Ways To Support Your Local Cat Shelter

    23 July 2015

    Late spring and early summer are the "kitten" months for any cat shelter. Cats have their litters at that time, and people without the time or desire to take care of them, bring the kittens into the shelters for adoption. Many shelters can use additional support during the summer months. Monetary donations are always welcomed, but here are few different ways to help out your local cat shelter. Help With Pet Food Donations

  • 3 Unique Services That Animal Hospitals Provide

    22 July 2015

    While many people know that professional animal hospitals, like Deep Creek Veterinary Hospital, are places to take their animals when they need a check up or are sick, they don't realize that they offer a variety of other services as well. These services are rather unique in comparison to the regular medical care animal hospitals provide, but can be just as important for your pet. This article will discuss 3 of these unique services in more detail.