Tight Budget? 7 Money Saving Tricks to Trim Costs Without Compromising Your Pet’s Health

Tight Budget? 7 Money Saving Tricks to Trim Costs Without Compromising Your Pet’s Health

Sniff Around for Quotes Without a Paid Visit Did you know the majority of veterinarian offices offer quotes on procedures over the phone? Information is often available about routine annual exams and emergency situations at the tip of your fingers. In order to find and keep the best care for your fluffy friend, compare fees to ensure your best deal. Keep in mind, emergency surgery that requires anesthesia can cost a pretty penny, always be prepared. Attack Health Issues Before They Become a Major Problem  If you notice that your aging dog doesn’t have as much pep in his step, is … Continue reading

Wellness Care for Aging Dogs: Breaking Down Alternative Therapies

Wellness Care for Aging Dogs: Breaking Down Alternative Therapies

Aging well isn’t just a human problem. With proper care and attention, many older pets can stay vigorous and energetic, aging gracefully well into their senior years. Regular adjustments to key lifestyle factors, like diet, nutrition, activity and exercise levels can make a big difference to your pet’s health and wellness throughout the golden years. By keeping your dog healthy and properly addressing age-related health problems as they arise, you boost your dog’s psychological well being too, avoiding depression that often comes with poorly managed health problems. Since dogs are individuals with their own unique challenges, histories and genetics, no wellness plan … Continue reading

Senior Dogs in the City: 8 Tips to Keep Your Senior Dog Happy & Healthy in the Concrete Jungle

Senior Dogs in the City: 8 Tips to Keep Your Senior Dog Happy & Healthy in the Concrete Jungle

Keeping your city dog happy and healthy into old age is easy provided owners follow a few guidelines.   1. Keep your animal’s weight down—the thinner the dog, the easier it is to handle them and the easier it will be to help lift him to his feet, if needed. Consult a veterinarian about proper weight loss methods. 2. Try to eliminate stairs— both up and down are difficult on the joints. Get a ramp, if possible. 3. There are many slings and harnesses available. The harness I like is the webmaster, by Rufffwear, and slings from Walkabout. These will … Continue reading

When Animals Age: How to Care for Your Aging Pet

When Animals Age: How to Care for Your Aging Pet

Is your dog no longer jumping around like a puppy? Has your playful pooch started to sleep the day away?   Dogs mature differently depending on their size and breed, and it is guessed that for every one year of a human life, a dog ages 7. So, by twelve, he’s equivalent to an 80-year-old man. Wellness is of huge importance to health and a major factor in your dog’s happiness and comfort. Just like us, an aging lethargic dog often feels gloomy, while an invigorated dog faces life with a smile. We can help improve the aging process – … Continue reading