Supplies for Your Senior Dog

Supplies for your senior dog

Figuring out what supplies you need for a new senior pup is daunting. Just walking through a pet supply store or looking online can be overwhelming.  From water and food bowls to sweaters and beds, we’ll talk about it all right here! Four Important Things to Mention  Items are not listed in order of importance … Read more

How to Help an Aggressive Senior Dog

How to help an aggressive senior dog

Whether this behavior is recent or worsening over time, senior dog aggression can be managed. Snapping, snarling, and barking incessantly can all seem like aggressive behavior, but it’s often due to pain or anxiety. Medication, supplements and in some cases training, can all make a big difference. Does it feel like you woke up one … Read more

How to Get an Old Dog to Eat

How to get an old dog to eat

I have shared my life with old dogs who have refused or been unable to eat. It’s frustrating, worrying certainly a challenge. If your old dog is not eating, your first step should be getting him checked by your vet as soon as possible. Although there are many foods to try and tricks to use … Read more

How to Treat Dog Dementia

How to treat dog dementia

I found one of the hardest things about Red having dementia was the constant circling. I’ve read a lot about dogs pacing, so perhaps she used to circle because she was blind.  Although dementia is progressive, it is encouraging how many treatment options there are that may help, especially with the anxiety. CBD Oil  I … Read more

Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Sick Dog

Caring for yourself while caring for a sick dog

Since starting my Facebook group Senior Dog Care Club, I’ve had the pleasure, and honour, to meet an amazing group of parents taking incredible care of their senior dogs.    At the same time, I’ve read lots of accounts of those who are caring for very sick dogs and these members are stressed, anxious, sad, confused, … Read more

My Life as a Dog with Dementia

My life as a dog with dementia

My name is Red, or Rosie as my wonderful mom likes to call me, and I am a dog with dementia. Oh no, I haven’t even started my story yet and there she is with the waterworks already! This morning my mom, Hindy, decided to write a follow up post about what it’s like living … Read more

A Comprehensive Guide to Dog Dementia

Many senior dogs will develop dementia, also known as canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD), but sadly it isn’t always diagnosed. That is because many of the signs typically associated with this disease are assumed to be nothing more than a part of the natural aging process. Some of the signs you will see in a dog … Read more