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