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Monitoring Your Senior Dog for Signs of Disease

As your dog ages, the likelihood he will develop various changes in the function of his body system increases. Some of these will be normal changes to the aging process, others may be indicative of disease. To be more easily alerted to possible signs of disease early in the disease process: Monitor food consumption: how much is being eaten? what type of food is being eaten( does your dog leave...

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Cheers and Boos: Good, bad and ugly of 2016

The New Year is just around the corner. It is a good time to reflect on the good, bad and ugly. Cheers to our ever-loyal furry senior companions. The warmth of your pet on your lap, and the sheer joy your dog shows when you walk through the door are enough to brighten and dreary winter day. Boos to irresponsible pet owners who do not properly contain their pets. Loose...

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How Seniors Dogs Behave as they age!

When dogs reach senior status, expect physical and behavioral changes.  Listed are some senior issues: Changes in elimination patterns Decrease in interactions with other pets Onset of aggression in a normally nonaggressive pet Disorientation and/or poor problem-solving Changes in sleep patterns Changes in vocalization ( chico is having more conversation now that he is 13 yers old. Onset of novel phobias Research has shown that medication, diets, and supplement as...

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Senior Pet Care

Due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are living longer now than they ever have before. One consequence of this is that pets  along with their owners and veterinarians, are faced with a whole new set of age-related conditions. In recent years there has been extensive research on the problems facing older pets can best handle their special needs. What kinds of health problems can affect older pets?...

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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...

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5 Best Supplements For Your Dog

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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...

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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...

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Senior Care Kennels

I hate to spend even one night away from Chico and Bella because they are such a big part of my daily life. But sometimes for any number of reasons , you simply must put your senior dog in a kennel for one night or more. Before making a choice and dropping him off, there are a few things you should consider. Has your senior stayed in a kennel before?...

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Why Does My Senior Dog Eat Grass?

Biologist have told us that canids-dogs, wild dogs, wolves , etc, All, eat grass, as a normal part of its diet. So its important to recognize that attempting to prevent  your little guy from eating grass is not necessary, unless your lawn has been treated  with insecticides, or some kind of chemical. if it has not been treated, let him eat away! It is widely believed that your dog is...

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Excercise and Older Pets

All of a sudden one day you notice the shining white (grey)creeping into your dogs muzzle . He sleeps  a little more carefully now but most time seems to be just as energetic. What is wrong-nothing. He is just aging. Happens to us all. If you have not already, now is the time to begin a regular program of excercise. Inside your aging pet:metabolism is slowing, organ function is slowing, and...

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What Causes Pet Cancer?

Enviormental and Food Toxins Do a screening of your household. Exposure to chemicals in the enviorment  and even small doses of chemical additives and preservatives can build up and be carcinogenic.  Look around your house and get rid of any toxins. You can read labels and it will tell you , if harmful to children or pets. Genetics Due to improper breeding practices  certain breeds of dogs are genetically prone...

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