With spring on its way, maybe you have some road trip plans in the works. My senior dogs absolutely love car rides. What dog doesn’t? It’s one of their greatest joys. Thankfully, there’s no need to leave your dog behind even if they are older. With a little planning and the right supplies, you can have a safe and successful senior dog-friendly road trip. Whether you’re taking a trip to meet your own rescue fur baby or just for a little spring break fun, here’s how to navigate the road with your four-legged friend (or friends)...
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.
Recently I was speaking with one of our customers, a huge supporter of our Dogger stroller, who expressed concern that by focusing on senior dogs we may be missing out on customers with younger dogs that could use our products. As I began to explain to her why we are so passionate about creating products for seniors, I thought that perhaps I should share our reasoning with all of you because you may be surprised to know that our focus on senior dogs means that all dogs benefit and here's why...
November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month. When you adopt a senior dog, you’re saving a life and giving them a second chance. I’ve personally found it life-changing. Here are some of the things I’ve learned over the years from adopting senior dogs.
Dog owners choose to purchase a Dogger for their older or disabled pooch for many different reasons. Often a four-legged family member is having trouble walking and/or vision loss, and that is the obvious motivation to bring a stroller home. However, there are many more reasons beyond the gift of mobility. Often owners of healthy canines and young pups are enjoying the Dogger as well. To explain further, we've got the top 10 reasons to use the Dogger dog stroller.
Just when you think your pooch couldn’t be any cuter, Halloween rolls around and there’s really nothing more adorable than dogs in Halloween costumes. Whether your four-legged family member will be joining the rest of the family trick or treating or you’ll be heading out for a doggie Halloween event, I’ve rounded up some of the best dog Halloween costume ideas I could find.
I am so excited to have just released our Gentle Rise Bed Ramp. We have been working on it for the past year. I wanted to share what inspired me to design this particular ramp and some of the decisions and challenges we faced along the way.
A lot of people don’t realize how common older dog incontinence is. I didn’t either until I had my own senior dogs. When pooches hit a certain age, managing accidents often becomes the center of your life. Sadly, it’s a reason why people put down their pets. It really doesn’t have to be that way and the good news is that an older dog having accidents isn’t necessarily a sign of something serious. Usually, it’s due to a leaky bladder or, in the case of fecal incontinence, a spinal issue. With patience, the right dog incontinence products and creativity, you can keep your older dog comfortable and your floors and furniture dry.
Making your own dog food is a more affordable alternative to commercial versions and you’ll be able to control what goes into it. With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite homemade dog food recipes for older dogs that contain safe ingredients.
"Old dogs, eccentric owners and 'fur baby' movement combine for pet stroller's moment in the sun. Nancy Jelenic doesn't go anywhere without Mr. Pickles and Georgy Girl. As the name of her Yaletown store — Barking Babies — suggests, Jelinec thinks of the Chihuahua and Yorkie as her "dog children." She takes them everywhere: work, hairdresser, grocery store."
When my senior dogs started experiencing mobility issues, there were pet strollers on the market but I couldn’t find something that was comfortable, durable and handled all types of terrain. For me, it was crucial to have a dog stroller that worked equally as well whether I took one of my older dogs for a jog, on a hiking trail or simply around the block for a stroll. Just because a dog reaches an age where they can’t get around as well as they used to and they need to rest frequently, doesn’t mean they can’t stay active and continue to have adventures. In fact, in their senior years, it’s more important than ever that dogs go for walks and enjoy the outdoors since it gives them the exercise and stimulation they need to improve their health and avoid boredom and depression.