Urinary incontinence happens when a dog loses control of their bladder, even though they’re usually housetrained and able to wait until they can find an appropriate place to urinate. It’s often easily treated, and the medications are not expensive, so the sooner you get your dog to the veterinarian, the better.
Euthanasia is an overdose of barbiturates that will stop a dog’s heart. Many dog parents choose this option when their pets’ suffering becomes too great and there’s no possibility of recovery. Here’s what you should know.
One of the issues that many senior dogs face is hearing loss. Deafness can be age-related or it can be caused by a medical condition. Hearing loss often happens gradually, and because of that, the symptoms are sometimes hard to spot until the condition is advanced.
Parvovirus can kill dogs in a matter of days, and it’s 80 percent fatal. Puppies under six months old and senior dogs are the most vulnerable. Luckily, a simple vaccine is all it takes to prevent this horrible disease. Here’s what you should know.
There are several reasons a dog might lose the ability to control when they go potty, and that can cause big messes in your home and further medical complications if it isn’t handled appropriately. Here’s how you can deal with your gray-faced pooch’s incontinence.
Bath time can be trickier for senior dogs who deal with arthritis, skin conditions, blindness, and more. When bathing your senior dog, you should make every effort to get them as comfortable as possible, work with their medical needs, and reduce anxiety.
In addition to the preparations you’d usually make when going for a long car ride with any dog, you have to take into account the special needs that come with your dog’s advanced age. Of course, we all love our senior pups and would gladly do anything to make their journey more comfortable.
Up to 80 percent of dogs will suffer from gum disease at some point in their lives, and poor dental health can seriously affect seniors’ overall well-being. Here are six tips that will help you keep your senior dog’s teeth clean and maintain their oral health.
To keep your senior healthy, you might need to switch your old dog’s treats to ones that may be lower in fat, are softer and easier to chew, are beneficial to your pet’s oral health, and contain ingredients that support your pet’s aging joints. Here are five of pet parents’ favorite treats that senior dogs love!
Arthritis is often assumed to be a senior dog disease. While it certainly does strike dogs in their golden years, younger dogs are susceptible, too. Although it’s incurable, treatment can make your dog feel a whole lot better. Here’s what you should know about arthritis in dogs.
The natural aging process will cause your dog to slow down. Luckily, there are plenty of supplements that can help to ease the symptoms of arthritis pain in your aging dog! Here are five dietary supplements that can help make your senior pooch more comfortable.
Canine cognitive dysfunction, or CCD, is similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, and it tends to appear in older dogs as the brain ages. The symptoms can be heartbreaking, but there are ways to help treat your dog, make them comfortable, and improve their condition.
When we start to think about bringing a dog into our family and home, we often consider adopting a puppy. But there are many reasons to go against the grain and adopt a senior dog. In fact, it can be a fulfilling and life-changing experience for those who do.
Regular, moderate exercise can help keep blood flowing to senior dogs’ muscles, get joint fluid moving, and stave off weight gain that can worsen conditions such as diabetes or arthritis. Here are some outdoor exercises for your older pooch.
Indoor exercises can provide a low-stress workout for your gray-faced, senior pup that will help them avoid gaining weight, which can worsen arthritis and heart disease. If your dog is stuck inside because of the weather, give these exercises a try.
If you must travel with your old dog by plane, make sure you and your dog are as prepared as possible, and start planning well in advance so you can be ready to meet your senior’s needs while flying and have a safe trip.
Like us, as our pets get older, navigating the challenges of winter becomes more difficult. Therefore, we must accommodate our senior dogs’ needs. Here are a few ways to keep your senior safe and comfortable through winter.
November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month! As our dogs get older we often see different age-related ailments that can cause our pups pain and discomfort. If you’re considering bringing home a sweet, old pooch this month, we’ve got a few tips that will help when it comes to caring for your senior dog.
If you’ve adopted a senior dog into your life, make sure you keep their mind stimulated and sharp. By keeping your dog’s brain active, you can help fight off the symptoms of dementia, anxiety, boredom, and more. Here are a few tips!
If you’re thinking about adoption, the advantages to bringing home an older dog are many. If the dog you’ve had since puppyhood is now approaching their golden years, it’s important to keep doing the things you’ve always done together. Here are a few things you should know about senior dog care.
We’re thrilled that November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and if you are considering adopting a four-legged friend, you should be, too! Here’s my senior dog adoption story, along with a few a few myths about senior dogs that need to be busted. Spread the word and give a sweet senior a chance in November!