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7 Must-Have Items For Your Senior Dog

As our dogs age, they require a little extra comfort and care – and after everything they do for us, they definitely deserve it! Help your senior pooch stay safe, happy and healthy with these 7 must-have items. 1. A Supportive Bed Older dogs spend up to 18 hours a day sleeping and most of their waking hours lounging, so a high-quality orthopedic bed may be the most important product you can provide. Memory foam beds are great for seniors … Read more

How Gentle Stretches Can Help Your Dog Stay More Limber

Dogs suffer from stiff joints, soreness, and general bodily pain alongside the best of us. Unlike the human members of the family, however, their struggle usually goes unnoticed. The good news is, there’s an easy way you can help your dog ward off pain and feel younger and healthier. Stretching is great for both people and pets. People often underestimate the benefits, but making a daily effort to gently extend and exercise your dog’s muscles will do them a lot … Read more

8 Ways To Help Your Senior Dog Navigate Hard Floors

Of all the potential problems facing senior dogs, household accidents may be the most preventable. As dogs age, their risk of injuries caused by slips and falls on tile, hardwood, and laminate floors increases. These surfaces can be difficult for any dog, but seniors have the added challenges of achy, unstable joints and decreased confidence in their mobility. Canines have thick nails designed to dig into the soft earth for traction. As they walk their toes flex, gripping the ground … Read more

4 Natural Ingredients That Help Nurture & Heal Your Dog’s Joints

As your dog ages, you may notice he’s becoming stiff and slow – the same way people do as they get older. You’ll notice several changes as your puppy becomes an old fella, and you’ll want to respond to the changes the best way you can. In recent years, people have been turning back to nature to find relief from their own ailments, including joint issues as they age. The same can work for finding joint supplements for dogs. The … Read more

Certain Seasons Are Tougher On Your Dog’s Joints – Here’s What To Do

As the seasons transition from summer to fall, you may notice a substantial dip in temperature, depending on where you live. You may be saddened to know that the mild weather is coming to an end, or perhaps you’re relieved by the cool breezes that autumn brings. But as you prepare for the change in scenery, you should also think about how it impacts the health of your dog. Your pup may love frolicking in the leaves, or prancing through … Read more

Is Your Dog Sleeping More Lately? This Could Be Why

It’s common knowledge that cats love to nap, and the fact is, dogs do too! Believe it or not, dogs tend to spend about 12-14 hours a day sleeping … and even more for puppies and seniors! However, too many Z’s can be a sign of an underlying problem. So, how do you know how much sleep is too much for your dog? The quickest and simplest answer is this: you know your dog best, so trust your instincts. You may … Read more

The Reason Why Dogs Slow Down In Cold Weather

The chill of fall can be a welcome change after a long, hot summer, but for dogs with arthritis, cold weather can lead to increased pain and stiffness. Scientific studies indicate that 20 percent of middle-aged dogs and 90 percent of older dogs have osteoarthritis in at least one joint. Factors such as genetics, excess weight and prior injuries further increase your dog’s risk of painful degenerative joint problems. Our canine companions are known for their stoic nature. They seem to … Read more