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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.

Published on June 14, 2021 in Health and Senior dog

Do I need to vaccinate my older dog?

I will confess that one of the things that makes me angry is vets over-vaccinating dogs, particularly older ones.

Published on June 7, 2021 in Senior dog and Health

What can I do to help my dog who is losing her vision?

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.

Published on June 1, 2021 in Health, Senior dog and Orthopedic issues

My old dog is limping! Does she have arthritis?

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.

Published on August 16, 2018 in Life and love

Laurie Duperier's 2018 Camino diary

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.

Published on May 3, 2018 in Health, Senior dog and Orthopedic issues

Gracefully walking your dog through the aging process

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.

Published on November 22, 2017 in Life and love

Searching for gratitude this Thanksgiving

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.

Published on August 1, 2017 in Life and love and Health

Meet handsome Dino

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.