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

  • Make Your Dog Comfortable Going To The Vet With These 4 Tips

    17 July 2015

    When it's time to go to the vet, sometimes your dog doesn't want to go. Sometimes you don't want to go because the experience is so stressful. However, there are some things you can to to make a trip to your veterinarian a good one for both you and your dog. Use the following tips when to help you get your dog to the vet. 1. Make an Appointment at the Least Busy Time

  • How To Choose A Boarding Kennel For Your Pet

    16 July 2015

    Choosing the right pet boarding kennel for your pet can be a big process, since there are many safety and health factors to consider. Here are some things that you should look for when choosing your kennel.  Certification When you are looking for the safest pet kennel, be sure to check for relevant certifications. The American Boarding Kennels Association awards a certificate to certain kennels that meet high standards for safety, cleanliness, and other factors.

  • Cool Pets Are Happy Pets: 5 Awesome Ways to Keep Fido Cool This Summer

    16 July 2015

    Dogs get hot just like humans do. Humans tend to sweat in order to cool off, and dogs typically pant when they are hot. Humans are able to take care of themselves, but dogs need their owners' help. So in the summertime, when you have to send your dog outside for whatever reason, you need to take some steps to keep Fido cool so that he doesn't suffer from heat exhaustion.

  • Choosing The Best Diet For Your African Grey Parrot

    16 July 2015

    If the feathers on your parrot begin to look a little dull and ragged, it's time to evaluate your bird's diet. Packaged bird diets often don't match what your bird would eat in the wild. You may need to find a higher quality food and supplement it with some fresh items. Here is how your parrot's wild cousins eat in their native habitat and how to match your bird's diet to theirs.

  • What Does a Veterinary Clinic Provide ?

    15 July 2015

    Whether you are a current pet parent or considering adding a fluffy, furry, or feathered friend to your home, understanding what a local veterinary clinic has to offer is at the top of the list. Just like canines are considered "man's best friend," the same can be said for a quality clinic with experienced technicians and doctors providing a variety of healthcare services. Basic Services Regardless of the type or age of a pet, a veterinarian with a general practice provides basic healthcare for newborns and adolescents as well as mature and senior animals.