Keeping your Senior Dog Calm at the Vet

Keeping your Senior Dog Calm at the Vet

Going to the vet can cause anxiety in any dog, but it can be quite traumatic for your senior. Older dogs can become very used to routine and rely on it to comfort them; it can be quite a shock when you must take them to the vet’s office for an exam. However, there are some things you can do to help ease their anxiety at their next vet visit.

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6 Tips for Managing Dementia in Senior Dogs

So you’ve noticed lately that your senior dog is acting unlike himself — showing alarming symptoms in older dogs such as disorientation, anxiety, a change in temperament. As dogs get older, it’s common that they change, but your dog might be going through more: suffering the onset of dog dementia. 

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The Power of Touch for Senior Dogs

The Power of Touch for Senior Dogs

Touch has a significant impact on our lives. A hug can bring light to an otherwise dark day. Holding hands with a loved one can give you comfort. A massage can help to relieve stress from your everyday life. Touch has a powerful effect on our wellbeing and how we connect to other people — and it can have just as big an impact on senior dogs.

 

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Our Best Tips for Introducing a New Dog to Your Senior Pup

Our Best Tips for Introducing a New Dog to Your Senior Pup

So you’ve decided to adopt another dog — congratulations! At Dog Quality, we believe adoption is a beautiful way to save the life of a dog in need of any age. We also know how exciting it is to bring a new fur baby into the family, but if you already have a senior dog at home, introducing your new pup into the home could take a little more time and patience than you think.

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What Causes Senior Dog Diarrhea and How to Treat it

What Causes Senior Dog Diarrhea and How to Treat it

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When you bring your dog home for the first time, there are so many exciting things to look forward to. With afternoon walks, play time at the park and evening snuggles to attend to, cleaning up messes like dog diarrhea is likely far from your mind. But while diarrhea might not be pleasant, it can be a common part of a senior dog’s life. You need to be willing to support your pup in sickness and in health.

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Tips for Enjoying Winter With Your Senior Dog

Tips for Enjoying Winter With Your Senior Dog

Even in the winter, walks are essential for your senior dog to get the exercise and stimulation they need. After all, in some areas of the country, avoiding winter walks would mean keeping your dog cooped up for a good portion of the year. Yet, with ice and snow, de-icing chemicals on the ground, low temperatures and dogs with very strong feelings towards the weather, navigating winter with your older dog can be tough.

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