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  • Canine Syncope, Seizure, Heart Attack and Stroke

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    Senior Dog Syncope, Seizures, Stroke, and Heart Attack Part 5

    Yesterday, in the fourth installment of an article series on syncope, seizures, stroke and heart attack in dogs, I talked about heart attack in dogs and how it compares to syncope, seizures, and stroke. If you missed this article, you can find it here. If you missed the first installment of the article series, you […]

  • Heart Attack in Dogs

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    Senior Dog Syncope, Seizures, Stroke, and Heart Attack Part 4

    A couple of days ago (my apologies, I was a little under the weather,) in the third installment of an article series on syncope, seizures, stroke and heart attack in dogs, I talked about strokes in dogs and how they compare to syncope and seizures. If you missed this article, you can find it here. […]

  • Senior Dog

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    Senior Dog Syncope, Seizures, Stroke, and Heart Attack Part 3

    Yesterday, in the second of an article series on syncope, seizures, stroke and heart attack in dogs, I talked about seizures and  how they compare to syncope . If you missed yesterday’s article, you can find it here. If you missed the first installment of the article series, you will want to read that first, […]

  • Canine Epilepsy

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    Senior Dog Syncope, Seizures, Stroke, and Heart Attack Part 2

    Yesterday I talked about syncope in the first of an article series on syncope, seizures, stroke and heart attack in dogs. If you missed this first installment of the article series, you will want to read that first, you can find it here. Today we are going to talk about seizures and how they are […]

  • Flea and Tick Preventative

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    Is Flea and Tick Preventative Really Poison?

    I keep my ear to the ground. I also have a senior dog who is prone to…well, anything. Ask our vet and he will tell you that IF there is a side effect that can happen, it will happen to Jet. This is likely why I wasn’t too surprised when, out of the blue, Jet’s […]

  • Jet and His Baby Copyright Philosophy of Dog

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    10 Things to Know About Having Senior Dogs

    When you’re preparing to bring a new puppy home, advice abounds. When that puppy becomes a senior dog or when you bring a new senior dog home, however, advice can be harder to come by. So today, I wanted to share 10 things you need to know about having senior dogs.     Exercise is […]

  • Life with an Anxious Dog Copyright PhilosophyofDog.com

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    Life With An Anxious Dog

    If you have ever had a dog with anxiety then you will know that there are anxious dogs and then there are ANXIOUS dogs. Jet is of the latter persuasion, so today I want to talk to you a little bit about life with an anxious dog.         I have dedicated the […]

  • Senior Labrador Copyright to PhilosophyofDog.com

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    The Cost of Owning a Dog

    Once upon a time, my lumbering senior Labrador was a tiny, naked belly having, bundle. One thing my boy has never been, however, is cheap. If Jet was a person, he’d be the kind that ordered the 8lb, fresh Maine lobster on the first date.     While thinking about this today, I thought it […]

  • Canine Hemangiosarcoma

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    Canine Hemangiosarcoma – AKA How Jet Kicked Cancer’s Butt

    Let me preface by telling you that the pictures included in this post are graphic. There is blood, open wounds, and stitches. There is also cancer. A rapidly growing, highly invasive cancer. That Jet survived. Let me start from the beginning. When Jet was around 8 years old a quarter sized growth popped up out […]

  • The Best Natural Anti-Inflammatory for Dogs

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    The Best Supplies for the Senior Dog

    After yesterday’s post, I was reflecting upon the time it has taken us to find supplies that work for our needs as a senior dog household.   There has been plenty of trial and error as we try to find what works for us, so I wanted to put together a quick post to share […]

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    Low Phosphorus Dog Kibble Options

    **PLEASE NOTE, ALL BLUE BUFFALO FOODS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS POST DUE TO JET BECOMING SEVERELY ILL AFTER EATING A TAINTED BAG OF BLUE BUFFALO WILDERNESS!** If you have ever had to search through the thousands of dog kibble varieties out there for a specialized food that meets your dog’s needs, then you will […]