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  • Urine Burn and Your Senior Dog


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    Urine Burn and Your Senior Dog

    When it comes to urine burn and your senior dog there is much more to think about than the grass in your yard. What do I mean? As your dog gets older they may experience urinary incontinence. They may also experience backend weakness which causes your dog to inadvertently urinate on their feet. Why does […]

  • How to Assess Your Senior Dog's Quality of Life

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    How to Assess Your Senior Dog’s Quality of Life

    In my last post, I talked about how you and your partner can work together to care for your senior dog. One of the topics that I covered was talking with your partner about your dog’s health. Sadly, as senior dog owners, this often means talking about end-of-life decisions. Making end-of-life decisions is hard. So, […]

  • My Dog Has Cancer, Now What?

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    My Dog Has Cancer…Now What?

    When Jet was first diagnosed with cancer everything the doctor said after the word ‘cancer’ fell on deaf ears. My heart dropped into my stomach, I wanted to throw up, and I tried to prepare myself for putting my boy to sleep. I was devastated. It’s not an uncommon reaction. In fact, it’s the same […]

  • What Can Coconut Oil Do For Your Dog

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    Coconut Oil and Your Dog

    Many people these days are incorporating coconut oil into their diet because of the health benefits that it has to offer, but did you know that coconut oil has a wide range of benefits for your dog too? From itchy skin to a compromised immune system, a spoonful of coconut oil can be just the […]

  • Why Does My Dog Get So Many Ear Infections?

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    Why Does My Dog Get So Many Ear Infections?

    If you follow us on Twitter, then you know that Jet has one heck of an ear infection going on at the minute. Ear infections are not unknown to us…in fact, we are very familiar with each other. So, while I was cleaning poor Jet’s ears this weekend, I thought it would be a good […]

  • Fecal Incontinence in Dogs

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    Fecal Incontinence and Your Dog: A Survival Guide

    It was just over a year ago that Jet began experiencing fecal incontinence. The first time it happened was when he had an intestinal bug. At the time, we put his incontinence down to the bug and didn’t think much of it…until he recovered from the bug and it began happening with increased frequency. Today, […]

  • Why is My Dog Pacing?

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    Why Is My Dog Pacing?

    Something that I hear often in the foster, rescue, and the canine community in general, are questions pertaining to behavioral issues. One question that pops up repeatedly is: why is my dog pacing? Today I want to cover 5 of the possible reasons that your dog might be pacing and what you can do about […]

  • Dog Paws Yeast Infection


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    What’s Causing Your Dog’s Itchy Paws?

    This Christmas we went to visit my parents and their terrier, Finn. Finn was adopted from Elizabeth’s Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Florida. Finn is a wirehaired dachshund with a little bit of something else peppered in. He is an avid barker at bunnies and squirrels and he has a favorite stuffed dog named George. […]

  • Senior Dog Medications

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    Do You Read Your Dog Medication Inserts? You Should

    Do you read your dog medication inserts? You should, and let me tell you why. On January 28, 2014, Jet was diagnosed with mitral valve insufficiency via cardiac ultrasound. We began him on 20mg of Enalapril daily. On May 15, 2014, Jet’s heart murmur had increased from a grade 2 to a grade 3. We […]

  • First Aid Kit For Dogs

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    Build Your Own First Aid Kit For Your Dog

    They sell first aid kits built for dogs. I saw one the other day on a daily deal website. Pre-packed first aid kits for dogs are much the same as pre-packed first aid kits for people in that they are mostly filled with “fillers”. The best way to make sure that you actually have what […]