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.
|Hills Product Recall — Update 3/20/19: Recall expanded to more products!!!
Update 3/5/19: A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Hills for the company’s neglectfulness in allowing excessive, potentially toxic amounts of Vitamin D to permeate the dog food it sold over a significant period of time. Dogs have, in fact, died as a result of consuming the food, as detailed in the lawsuit. For information on which foods are being recalled, visit the Hills site.
Colorado Springs, CO, now has its own Senior Dog Retirement Home!! The Old Mutt Hut! The Old Mutt Hut is a retirement home for senior dogs who have been abandoned at a shelter or are languishing and have little chance of adoption at a rescue. “We take in those who are not adopted and place them in a home environment with other agreeable dogs and a full-time paid caregiver who provides love, comfort and medical care for the rest of their days.” Way to go!!
|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
|Flea and Tick Season! As spring moves into summer, many areas will face an increase in the flea and tick population. When deciding on the type of protection to use for your senior (or, in fact, any age) dog, become familiar with the Center for Veterinary Medicine’s warnings on toxic products.|
|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.|
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