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Published on August 16, 2021 in Life and love

“Owning” a dog

These days, we sometimes refer to ourselves as our dogs’ “guardians” yet we are still called “owners.” But none of us can really own another living thing.

Published on August 9, 2021 in Life and love

Instructions for living a life

Even if you do not normally read poetry, I recommend you read Mary Oliver. She has a way of saying things directly and eloquently with few words.

Published on August 2, 2021 in Communication and Life and love

Have you raised your dog lately?

When I got Beau as a puppy, mornings were the best time. As the day went on, it seemed he always managed to do something that tried my patience.

Published on July 26, 2021 in Health and Senior dog

What is the best way for my older dog to exercise?

Dogs, just like people, lose endurance, muscle mass, and develop arthritis in their joints. The difference is that they won’t be able to tell you directly.

Published on July 19, 2021 in Health, Senior dog and Orthopedic issues

What can I do to help my old dog with mobility problems?

It is hard to see our dogs start to age. Seeing them struggle on stairs can be heartbreaking. But you can do many things to improve their quality of life.

Published on July 12, 2021 in Health and Senior dog

What is Dog Vertigo and what will happen to my dog if he gets it?

Many older dogs develop vertigo – called vestibular syndrome – for no known reason. It can be really scary to watch and difficult to deal with.

Published on July 5, 2021 in Health and Senior dog

How do I help my old dog who is losing his hearing?

When the day comes that you find your dog sleeping through your arrival, or they don’t come when called, you know that your dog is probably losing her hearing.

Published on June 28, 2021 in Health and Senior dog

My older dog started peeing in the house! What do I do?

First, sorry if that is happening. Second, any older dog who starts peeing in the house needs to see the vet.

Published on June 21, 2021 in Health and Senior dog

My older dog is pooping in the house! What does that mean and what do I do?

It is very common for old dogs to start pooping in the house after a lifetime of good potty manners. Why does it happen? It can be a few different things.