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Active Lives of Disabled Dogs

Frankie scampers through life, tail wagging and wheels rolling, says owner Barbara Techel. That’s why Frankie, a perky dachshund left partially paralyzed after a fall, has been named the mascot for National Disabled Pets Day. National Disabled Pets Day National Disabled Pets Day, May 3, is an effort to promote recognition of disabled dogs like […]

How To Help Shelter Dogs – Even If You Can’t Adopt

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1 . Food Donations to an Animal Adoption Shelter Like the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA), many shelters are taking to the Web to list their needs. Often, these needs will include pet food donations. The SFSPCA lists some items that you would expect to find, such as any […]

When Is a Dog Considered a Senior?

According to guidelines published by Tufts University, “The point at which a dog qualifies as ‘aged’ varies. Veterinarians generally consider small dogs to be senior citizens at about 12 years of age, while large dogs reach the senior stage at 6 to 8 years of age. This roughly corresponds to the 55-plus category in people.” […]

Healthy Nutrition For Your Senior Dog

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When New York City native George Kingsman’s 11-year-old Pug, Lily, began regularly limping around after each of her many naps, her veterinarian suggested a food change: senior-plus formula. “I transitioned to senior-plus food. She lost weight and, even better, her joint stiffness subsided within weeks,” says Kingsman. Dr. Trisha Joyce, veterinarian of BluePearl Veterinary Partners, […]

Top 5 Ways to Improve Life for Your Senior Dog

Staying in tune with your dog’s health and needs can make the difference in improving its quality of life as it ages. It doesn’t require great effort either, say dog owners and experts. Manage Your Dog’s Senior Years Five simple steps will help your furry friend age well: 1. Visit your veterinarian frequently. “Instead of […]

Hydrotherapy Helps Dogs Get in Shape for Adoption

Emma, a golden retriever, clearly loves her hydrotherapy sessions at Doggie Paddle in Portland, Oregon. The two and a half-year-old swims for 45 minutes with the water jets blasted on high. And then there’s two-year-old Labrador retriever Seamus. “He won’t get out of the pool unless he’s retrieved four rubber chickens. Not two or three, […]