First, sorry if that is happening. Second, any older dog who starts peeing in the house needs to see the vet.
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.
I will confess that one of the things that makes me angry is vets over-vaccinating dogs, particularly older ones.
For me, having a dog lose vision is tougher than losing hearing. And losing both together is a real challenge for both your dog and you.
When I was running my dog water therapy pool, I got many calls from concerned dog parents that their dog had arthritis and wanted to bring them to swim.
And so it begins. My umpteenth walk on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. I am mentally ready but physically not where I need to be to walk 10 miles a day.
The last years of our animal companions can prove quite challenging given the rate of cancer, heart problems or degenerative diseases that our older dogs face.
I have so much to be grateful for. But right now, in this moment, I have to confess that I am having a hard time feeling grateful for anything.
We adopted him almost two years ago when he was eight years old. By chance, I saw his picture on a rescue web site, went to meet him and he stole my heart.