How to Help Relieve Dog Joint Pain

How to Help Relieve Dog Joint Pain

Over the last few years, I have been really privileged to work with a number of different dog patients, especially older dogs, all with different physical challenges. I really enjoy watching the transformation in my patients, seeing a dog with joint pain, being stiff and struggling to move; to then relaxing into the massage treatment and gaining increased flexibility. My patients genuinely seem to enjoy our massage sessions. In many cases, the dogs get a renewed energy and interest in life. With this in mind, I wanted to share a case study with you about one of my clients, Dennis. … 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

What to Feed Your Senior Dog

Senior Dog: What Your Pet Senior Dog Needs to Be Healthy

As our dogs age, there are many things we need to consider changing in their lives, including our perspective of what is coming during our pup’s senior years.   Most dogs begin to show visible age-related changes at about seven to twelve years of age. There are metabolic, immunologic and body composition changes; some of these are unavoidable while others can be managed with diet. The main goal in feeding an older dog should be to provide your pup with a diet that promotes good health and the ideal body weight, while trying to slow down and minimize diseases that … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Adopting a Senior Dog Beats Buying a Puppy

Senior Dog Advantages Versus a Puppy

While everyone loves puppies with their playful ways, perky personalities and plump, cuddly bodies, the ‘cute factor’ is less obvious with our older canine friends. This means they’re often overlooked when it comes to people thinking about bringing a dog into the family and shelters struggle to find them homes. This is a real shame as seniors have a lot of cute, plus more, to offer if we open our hearts and homes to them. Seniors Know Everything Well, maybe not everything that would be weird, but where puppies need to be taught the lot, older dogs have already mastered … Continue reading