How to Care for an Aging Dog

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Puppies are notoriously difficult to train and care for. However, most pet owners believe that dogs require less maintenance as they get older – and that’s true, to a point. While young dogs need only routine … Read More

Feeding Senior Dogs

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As dogs age, their nutritional needs change. Conventional wisdom about feeding senior dogs calls for lower levels of protein and fat, with additional fiber and ingredients to support the joints. However, pet owners and veterinary nutritionists … Read More

Adopted an Obese Senior Dog… What Now?

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A friend of mine recently adopted a seriously overweight senior dog. He’s a good-natured animal very much deserving of a forever home, but his new owner, who is accustomed to focusing on preventing her dogs from becoming … Read More

Housebreaking an Older Dog

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Puppies can be tough to housebreak, but the challenge of housetraining an older dog who has become accustomed to pottying inside is a whole ‘nother bag of chips, so to speak. While the most important part … Read More

In Honor of Stump: Why Senior Dogs Rule

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“Stump,”  a 10-year-old Sussex Spaniel, won Best in Show this week at the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club championship. Stump is the oldest dog ever to amble away with top honors at the nation’s most prestigious dog show. … Read More

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