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Excercising the Mind of Your Senior Dog

One of the most important  contributions you can  make to your aging dog’s quality of life is helping to keep his mind active. The canine mind, as well , as the human mind not challenged on a regular basis becomes stagnant , bored and less engaged in the world. Include brain teasing games in your daily routine to keep his mind agile. Ask him to bring you his ball, or...


Staying on the Move

If you are trying to keep your senior dog reasonably limber, the most important thing that you can do is keep him moving. Experts urge  men as well as women , in orfer to forestall osteoporosis, to keep moving. This use it or loose it principal applies to dogs too. The typical senior tends to spend most of the day on the couch, which can accelerate her physical decline in...


Separation Anxiety in Older Dogs

Older dogs , in many cases misbehave, not because they don’t know the rules, but , for many reasons, are unable to follow them. Separation anxiety is one of the most common behaviour problems seen in older dogs. Your little guy will become anxious when he senses you are about to leave.  Often this same little guy will become destructive, barks or howls, may urinate or defecate.  When you do...


What Your Breeds Says About YOU!

Bulldogs Bulldogs are determined, persistent, and do not give up easily. People who own bull dogs are said to be silly and love to laugh, but can be viewed as stubborn at times. They are extremely efficient and methodical in completing jobs. Bull dogs are gentle. Owners tend to be hopeless romantics with sentimental streaks. Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniels are sweet, respectful and gentle. Owners of this breed are charming,...


Problem Behavior In Older Dogs

One of the truly most painfully heartbreaking things that’s almost unbearable to watch is to see your older dog go. As your senior pet approaches old age, you will notice several changes. They’re not as agile as before, or not as upbeat and sweet. There’s also a strong likelihood that they are suffering from Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS). Characterized by a deterioration of cognitive function in dogs, CDS is commonly...


How do you deal with aging in dogs

How do you deal with aging in dogs? Uninformed pet owners view it as an illness that can only be dealt with through euthanasia.  In a book entitled Good Old Dog: Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Healthy, Happy and Comfortable, the authors Dr. Nicholas Dodman and Lawrence Linder talks about how to navigate an often misunderstood stage in a dog’s life: advanced age. One of the first things...


How Older Dogs Let You Know How They Feel

httpv:// This video is from a normal, every day kind of ‘dog whisperer’ and talks about how older dogs can sometimes seem to have a hard time letting you know how they feel since they physically are not the same as they once were.  When they were younger, they could easily wag their tail or hop around to let you know they were happy.  They could get low to the...


Changes in senior dog’s behavior, and what you can do

Is your old buddy acting in a strange and uncharacteristic manner? Old age can result in a lot of changes in senior dog’s behavior, as in humans. You have to pay attention to these changes early on, so you can make the necessary changes and allow your beloved pet to live a happy and full life. One of the first senses to decline are your dog’s sensory or cognitive functions....

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