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

  • Helping An Injured Dog After An Accident

    22 July 2015

    It's one of a dog lover's nightmares. You're driving down the road and spot a dog lying in the street after it was hit by a car. Act quickly and you could save the dog's life. But you need to approach this rescue so as not to excite the dog and get yourself bitten. Here is what you need to know to help this unfortunate four-legged victim. Call Ahead So the Vet Can Prepare

  • Separation Anxiety Got Your Doggy Feeling Blue? 4 Ways To Treat Separation Anxiety

    21 July 2015

    Dogs can suffer from separation anxiety too. When you leave, they may act out by becoming destructive or by whining the entire time you're gone. Luckily, there are ways to treat the anxiety your dog experiences when you leave. Here are just a few of the ways you can help your pet deal with separation anxiety. Get Them Tired If you're dog acts out each time you leave, take a look at your dog's activity level prior to your departure.

  • Should You Take Your Cat To The Emergency Vet Clinic

    20 July 2015

    Cats, like people, get sick from time to time. But, when your cat is sick, how do you know whether you should make an appointment with its normal vet or take your cat to the vet clinic to be seen and treated immediately? Check out the information below to help you determine whether or not your cat needs to visit the nearest vet clinic. Difficulty Breathing It's important for your cat to see a veterinarian immediately if he or she is having trouble breathing, which isn't always easy to determine.

  • Importance Of Vaccinating Your Cat

    20 July 2015

    Many pet parents have a general notion that vaccinating their cat is important. Vaccines prevent or at least lessen the severity of diseases. It's not a guarantee that an unvaccinated cat will develop a disease. It is, however, a distinct possibility. All cats need core vaccines, and some felines should receive non-core vaccines as well. Core Vaccines against Serious Diseases Vaccines in general contain antigens that cause the immune system to develop defense against target diseases.

  • Answering Common Questions About Your Pet's Dental Health

    20 July 2015

    Your pet's dental health is an important factor in determining its quality of life, but this is something that many owners may overlook. This mistake can lead to several consequences that well-meaning pet owners would likely want to avoid. However, if you understand the following answers to common pet dental concerns, you will find yourself in a better position to care for your beloved pet. Are Dental Problems Serious For Pets?