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Wishing you all a very happy Valentine's Day.
Give your dog an extra hug today!
Old dog incontinence is upsetting for everyone - including Fido. Find the reason/s behind your dog's plumbing malfunction and learn what you can do to help.
Natural remedies for dog anxiety come in lots of different forms. There's bound to be one that will help your anxious dog feel better. Check them out here.
Senior dog toys can be chewy, challenging, cuddly, tasty... or just plain fun. Keep your golden oldie happy with this selection of toys for older dogs.
Did you know that there's a KONG toy made especially for our golden oldies?
I know my puppies and dogs always love their Kong's - especially when I fill them with tasty treats or peanut butter.
But sometimes the rubber can be a little hard on older mouths.. so this one is perfect.
Made from a softer rubber formula which is designed to maintain the legendary Kong toughness but be gentle on our seniors mouths.
Chewing is a great stress reliever and a safe, enjoyable exercise for dogs of all ages.
Why not treat your precious oldie to one of these and add a little extra fun to his/her day :)
Old dog anxiety isn't unusual and can be caused by many different things. Learn what you can do to help your senior dog feel happier and more confident.
A look at the best dog incontinence products on the market. Everything you need to keep your dog dry and comfortable, and protect your home too.
A dog in pain doesn't always shows obvious signs of his distress. Find out how to tell if your dog is hurting, and how to help him feel better fast.
Diabetes in dogs is on the increase, and adult or senior dogs are most at risk. Risk factors, symptoms, treatment and management of canine diabetes.
The combination of anesthesia and older dogs doesn't have to be worrisome. Learn how to balance risks and benefits and keep your senior dog safe.
Christmas time is often when a new puppy appears under the tree... and everyone gets excited about welcoming the newcomer.
Except perhaps the resident dog/s!
Sometimes older dogs have health issues that make dealing with a boisterous puppy a challenge.
Other times they just feel a bit jealous of the new 'baby' or get anxious.
All of this is usually just temporary, but there are ways to make this time easier on everyone.
Check out the link below for tips, ideas and help.
Hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy all the blessings of this holiday season :)
Intervertebral Disc Disease in dogs (aka IVDD) can cause pain, lameness, even paralysis.Learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatment here.
From time to time I review new, or interesting, products for dogs and recently I was asked to give the eco-friendly Bark Potty a trial run.
My daughter's Dachshunds were the willing testers, and the cat gave it a try too :)
Bark Potty is an innovative and totally natural alternative to pee pee pads, dog litter boxes and grass dog potties (real or synthetic)
It consists of a sturdy cardboard tray, filled with natural bark chips held in place by a fine wire mesh over the top.
A small spray bottle of natural pheromone scent is included which you can apply to the bark to encourage Fido to use it.
Here are the Pro's and Con's we found:
Overall I personally think that Bark Potty is an interesting and promising alternative to the existing portable dog potties on the market.
If your dog takes to using it then it's a very clean, portable, long-lasting and environmentally friendly option.
Bark Potty is available by subscription so a new box is delivered to your door each month! Super easy.
If you need a new tray more often, that can be arranged, and you can cancel your subscription at any time.
You can also buy Bark Potty from Amazon and other outlets.
This gives you the opportunity to try it before subscribing, but costs a few dollars more per tray so if your dog loves it, then definitely subscribe!
BarkPotty has provided a Promo Code for my visitors ('tailwaggers') which will save you 5% on your first order!
Hi, my family has just adopted a senior lab named Sasha. We think she is 8 or 9. We have 3 kids 11 and twin 6 yr olds. This is our first family dog.