Andy and Teri G. with Tux, adopted from Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

The Senior Dogs Project

Thinking about getting a dog? Why not adopt a senior dog — say, over the age of five years?  Or even a senior dog of unlimited age?  We’d like to guide you toward successfully providing a new home and a new life for a senior dog.  Even though many people gravitate toward puppies, senior dogs offer a host of benefits that compare well to younger dogs.  We refer you to our list of the Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog.  If you’re concerned about health care for a senior dog, you’ll find help beginning with our list of the Ten Tips for Keeping Your Older Dog Healthy.  You’ll discover a lot about yourself when you adopt a senior dog — especially about your capacity for compassion and for making the world a better place — and not only for the senior dog you adopt.  As Ghandi once said, you can tell a lot about a society by the way its animals are treated. Treat them with compassion and kindness, and you’ll enlarge your own heart and, through your example, expand the hearts and minds of those around you.


Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories  — Rimadyl, Etogesic, etc. — can increase the risk of infection and delay wound healing!! —

A recent study found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increased the risk of infection. According to the authors, this association — which is new to veterinary science — might be because non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs cause immunosuppression, making infection more likely.  Read the complete report….

FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Due to Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenesSee the article….

If you believe your dog has had a reaction to tainted food or any kind of medication, contact the Veteinary division of the FDA:



Revaccination for Rabies — can it harm your senior dog……?

Should your senior dog be revaccinated for rabies?  Read about the dangers and how to assess them for your senio


Can the use of a collar hurt your dog’s neck and cervical spine and cause health problems?  Read Dr. Peter Dobias’ take on this issue…..


CBD Oil — The latest entry in the field of alternative medicine for dogs is a substance derived from  hemp.  The AKC site has current information about its status as a treatment for various canine health issues.  And NBC news recently covered the topic.


See the Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog…..  Read testimonials to the joys of adopting a senior dog….

(Photo: Andy and Teri G. with Tux, adopted from Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, Pacific Grove, CA. Photo by Jane Goldman)

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