Senior Dog Care

An older couple enjoys a walk with their dog on a beautiful fall day. It’s important to recognize when a senior citizen can no longer properly care for their pets.
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4 Signs A Senior Can No Longer Care For A Dog

By Josh Weiss-Roessler Helping seniors cope with aging can mean taking care of their finances, medical care, and living arrangements. None of these responsibilities is easy, but one difficult decision rarely discussed is when it’s time to place an older person’s dog with someone who can provide better care. This can be a challenging conversation to have, but it’s essential if you notice that the dog is being neglected. What Signs Should You Look For? Weight Loss If you notice that the dog keeps getting skinnier and skinnier, there’s a good chance that his aging dog parent forgets to feed

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Introducing Puppy To Older Dogs

Dear Cesar, I have a stable pack of three older adults. Since they are getting so old, my husband and I want to add a puppy. We have babysat the puppy of a friend for a weekend, and our dogs hate puppies. Puppies are ignorant and absurdly brave and curious. Is there any direction on how to get the pup to learn to respect the big dogs without him getting hurt? I am sure, if I leave a pup unsupervised with my geriatric neutered male, the old man will joyously get rid of the puppy problem. I have not found

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Shih Tzu With Back Problems

I have a Shih Tzu that is about 10 years old, and he is having problems with his back hind leg. It is almost like there is a catch in his back. He is unable to jump and appears to be in some pain. I have taken him to the vet 3 different times. They put him on steroids, which seems to help for awhile, but it always happens again. I have limited his exercise, and basically he does nothing but sleep and eat. I was reading on the internet about the breed, and it said the breed tends to

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