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  • 10 Signs That Your Dog May Be Losing Their Sight

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    6 Signs That Your Dog May Be Losing Their Sight

    When Jet was around twelve-years-old his eyes started to get cloudy. Now, cloudiness in the eyes isn’t necessarily a sign that your dog may be losing their sight, but it is a sign of aging which brings with it the possibility of diminished sight. Frequently dog owners confuse clouding of the eyes, called nuclear sclerosis, with […]

  • 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 […]

  • What is an Emotional Support Dog?

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    What Is An Emotional Support Dog?

    An emotional support dog provides an invaluable service to their owner. Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusion over what emotional support dogs are and how they differ from other dogs providing services to their handlers or owners. So today, I want to try to clear some of that confusion up to give you a better […]

  • 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, […]

  • 10 Statistics Every Dog Owner Should Know

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    8 Statistics Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

    There are many statistics about dogs and dog ownership, but today I want to cover 8 that every dog owner should know. From puppyhood to death, these 8 statistics span the lifetime of your dog and may even help you to be a better dog owner. 1. Puppies need to remain with their mother and littermates for […]

  • 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 […]

  • Things Your Senior Dog Wants You To Know

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    11 Things Your Senior Dog Wants You To Know

    Every dog wishes that communication with their human was a little easier, but there are some things your senior dog wants you to know. Like special needs dogs, senior dogs have needs and desires that differ from your “average” dog. While they can’t tell you these things themselves, those of us who have spent a […]

  • Bernese Mountain Dog

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    8 Things You Really Need to Stop Doing to Your Dog

    Chances are that if you are reading my blog, you are a dog lover. Even dog lovers take things a little too far sometimes, though. I know what you’re thinking – “Who? Me?” Yes, you. While we may be dog lovers, we are also humans and as humans, we communicate very differently than our canine […]

  • 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, […]