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5 Must Read Essays for Senior Dog Parents

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5 Must Read Articles for the Senior Dog ParentI am always looking for articles and resources that are beneficial to the senior dog parent.

I do this not only because I’m a senior dog parent myself, but because senior dog parenting can be hard.

Not hard in the way that puppy parenting is hard because with puppy parenting you know (or at least hope) that years of happiness lie ahead.

No, senior dog parenting is hard because your job is to provide end of life care to your best friend, your fur child.

So today,  I want to share with you 5 of my favorite articles for senior dog parents.

5 Must Read Articles for Senior Dog Parents

1. Be Gentle: I Know My Dog is Old by Susan Seligson

This is by far my favorite article about senior dog ownership. This article focuses on the sheer lack of etiquette that seems to have overtaken society and their constant need to remind us of how old our dogs are.

2. Why Old Dogs are the Best Dogs by Gene Weingarten

A beautifully written piece about the many reasons why old dogs are the best dogs. This piece touches my heart and is an excerpt from the book “Old Dogs: Are the Best Dogs” which is another must read for any dog lover.

3. When My Dog Lucky Died, I Disappeared Too by Bob Sullivan

An article about the transformation that takes place in one dog dad after he loses his beloved companion. Although sad, this article is important because it highlights how much of ourselves we define by our pups.

4. Yesterday Was Weird by Benny Pointer Via John Pointer

“Yesterday Was Weird” will make you sob, but it will also give you a new perspective on the passing of your senior pup. I must have cried for a good hour after reading this piece for the first time, but ever since reading it, I find myself telling Jet “don’t worry, mama’s got you”. I mean it with every fiber of my being.

5. The Last Will and Testament of Silverdene Emblem O’Neill via O’Neill.com

I’m not sure that I can tell you exactly why I love this piece so, but I do. It gives a certain honor to the wisdom of the older dog and reminds us all that we should always leave our hearts and homes open to the love of another pup.

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