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Feb 14, 2017

Love is in the Air

Wishing you all a very happy Valentine's Day.

Give your dog an extra hug today!

Feb 13, 2017

Old Dog Incontinence - Help For Your Leaky Dog

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.

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Feb 09, 2017

Natural Remedies For Dog Anxiety

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.

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Feb 07, 2017

Best Senior Dog Toys - Fun for Your Old Dog

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.

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Feb 06, 2017

A KONG just for senior 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 :)

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Feb 06, 2017

Old Dog Anxiety & How To Help

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.

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Jan 29, 2017

Best Dog Incontinence Products

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.

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Jan 29, 2017

Is My Dog In Pain? An Owners Guide

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.

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Jan 13, 2017

Diabetes In Older Dogs - An Owner's Guide

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.

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Jan 10, 2017

Anesthesia And Older Dogs - The Big Picture

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.

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Jan 03, 2017

Got a New Puppy in the Family?

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.

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Dec 25, 2016

Merry Christmas to All :)

Hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy all the blessings of this holiday season :)

Nov 17, 2016

Intervertebral Disc Disease In Dogs

Intervertebral Disc Disease in dogs (aka IVDD) can cause pain, lameness, even paralysis.Learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatment here.

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Nov 07, 2016

Bark Potty - Disposable Pet Potty

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:

Pro's

  • Good, sturdy construction
  • All natural ingredients
  • Recyclable & Compostable
  • Pleasant fresh scent from bark
  • Not messy at all
  • Light enough to move around easily
  • Long-lasting (2 - 4 weeks on average)
  • Wire mesh prevents digging (and dachshunds love to dig!)
  • Really absorbent

Con's

  • Wire mesh may be uncomfortable for some dogs to walk on
  • Bark is not necessarily the first choice for dogs to potty on, especially if they're used to using grass
  • Not suitable for use outdoors unless under cover from rain (ie on a patio or balcony)

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!

Nov 03, 2016

Sasha

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.

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