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Behavior Changes in Senior Dogs

Weird, Winter Pet Risks When Winter Arrives & Sickness Thrives

A LETTER TO MY DOGS: I WISH THEY COULD READ

WHY I FEED MY SENIOR PET FROM AN ELEVATED FEEDER

How to Help Keep Your Pets Safe On Halloween

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Behavior Changes in Senior Dogs

With having a senior pet there are a lot of things to look out for such as illnesses, lumps/bumps, behavioral changes and dental issues. I know with my senior dog I have noticed a lot of changes, the one change that I first noticed was in his behavior. He started to have separation anxiety issues, and some other behavior changes such as compulsive licking of his forearms. These are just two of the behavior changes you might notice in your senior dog. Unfortunately, it’s common to start seeing behavior changes in your senior dog before you see signs of arthritis...

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Weird, Winter Pet Risks When Winter Arrives & Sickness Thrives

Weird, Winter Pet Risks When Winter Arrives & Sickness Thrives   We always want what’s best for our pets and when the temperature begins to drop, our likelihood of catching the common cold or the flu rises exponentially. Usually we’ll try to steer clear of those who are infected and take recommended precautions, like getting a flu shot or pounding some extra vitamin C, to ensure we won’t suffer from these wintertime blues. When it comes to our pets, there are some breeds of canines that are simply “snottier” than others. Imagine those “snorting” cute, little pugs, some tenacious terriers...

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A LETTER TO MY DOGS: I WISH THEY COULD READ

In the span of one week, my life has gone through a seismic change. I had significant knee surgery, AND I realized miraculous things about my two dogs. It’s one thing when you can explain to your family and friends that you have an upcoming surgery; they comprehend the outcome, but pets don’t know that something is bound to change until it does. That’s why I’m compelled to write an open letter to my dogs. I wish my dogs could read my letter that I’ve written or could receive daily text messages from me because this is what I would...

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WHY I FEED MY SENIOR PET FROM AN ELEVATED FEEDER

It was something about the breathing that got to me. Something about the rasping of air in and out and the whistle of his breaths while trying to eat. It shouldn’t have to be this hard for Lakota to get comfortable eating. My solution was to try an elevated feeder in hopes that it would make him comfortable. Hunched down, head low to the ground and feet slipping out from under him. Ugh. I hated seeing him this way especially because he still enjoyed his meals. A strong, powerful dog, now powerless. Why do the years have to do this to our...

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How to Help Keep Your Pets Safe On Halloween

Costumes! Decorations! Lights! Candy! Parties! These are the things that make Halloween a favorite holiday for many people. But the same things that make Halloween fun for humans can make the holiday downright scary for pets. With some planning, you can make sure Halloween is fun for the entire family—pets included. Here are some ways to help keep your pets safe and calm this Halloween. Keep Pets InsideDuring the week of Halloween, it’s best to keep your pets under a watchful eye. If you can’t supervise them outside, keep pets inside for their own safety and your peace of mind. Even...

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