Exercising Senior Dogs – Free Video

In this video, we’ll talk about the things you need to be aware of when exercising senior dogs.  As your dog gets older, there are lots of things you need to watch for and accommodate for as his physical abilities decrease.  Not only for their happiness, but for their safety!  Thanks for watching!  Debra

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10 Tips When Caring for a Senior Dog

Older dogs have different care requirements as compared to their younger counterparts. But to most people, a dog will always be a puppy even after reaching canine years, or even after their fur turns gray.

But eventually, a time will come when you realize that your dog is panting harder even when taking short walks or is struggling to climb onto the bed or the sofa. At that time, you’ll need to adjust to the lifestyle requirements of a senior dog.

Below you’ll find tips that will help you take care of your senior dog appropriately. Read on to learn more.

1.  Watch Your Dog’s Diet

Senior dogs are less active, and therefore you should avoid feeding them a diet with large amounts of calories. This will help prevent your dog from gaining extra weight that could lead to many health problems. Talk to your vet so you can understand the right diet for your aging dog.

2.  Exercise Your Dog

Exercise is a great way to keep your senior dog lean and maintain a healthy body. Just like people, as dogs age, they are unable to perform certain physical activities as they used to do when they were young. But exercises remain an important aspect of their health and well being.

Therefore, you should involve your dog in certain physical exercises. But you should tailor the exercises to the individual needs of your dog.

If your dog has not been doing exercises for a long time, start slow as you increase the intensity gradually. It is also important to consult a veterinarian to understand the duration of exercise suited for your dog.

For more information, read this article, Exercising Elderly Dogs.

3.  Involve Your Senior Dog in Social Activities

As dogs age, they tend to be less active and some even disengage from social activities. Even if your dog is too weak to go to the dog park, he’s definitely missing his pet pals, and so you should plan for some play dates. Through this, your dog will socialize and enjoy being in a less-restricted environment.

It is also important to take your dog with you when going out for family outings, instead of leaving him alone just because he has slowed down. Create a comfortable space for your pet in the car, drive slow, and book nice a pet friendly hotel.

4.  Have a Vet Check Your Dog More Often

As dogs get older, their immune system also gets weak. It is therefore important to have your dog checked by a vet at least twice a year. Just like senior people need routine care from the doctors, pets will also benefit from these visits.

Your older pet will require additional blood tests, dental care, as well as other examinations. Besides, some breeds have predispositions towards certain health conditions such as hip dysplasia, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.  Frequent visits and early detection will help you discover these ailments before they become life threatening.

5.  Consider Dental Health

It is important to maintain the dental hygiene of your aging dog. Be sure to brush and clean your dog’s teeth to prevent dental diseases, decay, and chewing problems.

If it’s a challenge to brush and clean your dog’s teeth, you can opt for dental toys and dental treats instead.

6.  Watch Out for Any Behavioral Changes

Your dog can’t speak, but looking at his behavioral changes, you can know if he is ailing or not. While a senior dog is usually less active, paying attention to uncommon behavior can help detect problems early. Some dogs get excessively cranky when they are in pain or avoid interaction.

Signs such as decreased appetite, increased irritability or agitation, changes in urination, and increased water consumption could also mean that your dog is unwell.

7.  Keep Obesity at Bay

Overweight pets are at a higher risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even skin disease. You should ask your veterinarian about the nutritional requirements of a senior dog because overweight dogs need a special type of diet that provides the nutrients needed while allowing for weight loss.  

For instance, there are special diets with low calories and high L-carnitine content that can help in slow and steady weight loss.

8.  Provide Special Accommodation for Your Senior Dog

Just like puppies need customized boxes to sleep and stay warm,  you should also provide special accommodation for your aging dog.

If your dog is suffering from joint issues or hip dysplasia, install ramps that your dog can use to get to climb the bed or even the car. Also, ensure that food and water are kept in places where your pets can easily reach them, especially for those with vision impairments.

If you live in cold climates, consider providing your dog with heated beds, especially those with achy joints.

9.  Consider Regular Checks for Arthritis

The American Veterinary Medical Association shows that many pets suffer from arthritis. Therefore, you should have your dog checked for arthritis more often. If you notice signs such as decreased activity, difficulty climbing stairs, difficulty sitting or standing and seemingly stiff joints, you should contact your vet.

10.  Keep Your Dog Occupied with Toys

You can use toys to keep your old dog occupied. This will not only help keep your pets entertained but also help in weight loss. Toys that require chewing or promote activity will also stimulate the aging muscles and keep your dog healthier for longer.

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When is it Too Cold for Dogs? Free Video

I live in Western New York, so I know what cold is.  Winter can be dangerous here – not only because of snow and ice that make driving hazardous, but because the temperature gets so cold that people and animals can actually die. This is a serious issue, and dog owners need to educate themselves about dogs and cold weather.  Our dogs are no more capable of surviving in frigid temperatures than we are…so let’s not expect them to! When is it too cold for dogs?  Let’s review some of the times your dog is outside in cold weather and see what your guidelines should be.  Thanks for watching!  Debra

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How to Make My Dog Lose Weight – Free Video

In this video, we’ll discuss dog obesity, how to determine your dog’s ideal weight, how to weigh your dog, and we’ll discuss step-by-step things you can do to help your dog lose weight.  Thanks for watching!  Debra 🙂

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Dog Obesity

Dog Obesity is just as serious an epidemic for dogs as it currently is for humans. Dog obesity can greatly reduce your dog’s life span, and greatly lower your dog’s quality of life. Helping your dog to maintain a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do to increase the quality of your dog’s life, as well as make him live longer (and enjoy his life more!)

How to Help a Dog Lose Weight

As discussed in the video, there are several easy steps you can take to help your dog to lose weight.  These include reducing the dog’s food intake to be more in line with the amount of food the dog actually needs to fuel his activity, exercising the dog more (a few minutes of playtime in the evenings or a short walk can do wonders), paying attention to what your dog’s body looks like, and refraining from feeding too many table scraps. In my opinion, the easiest and most effective way to help your dog lose weight is to start feeding them raw vegetables instead of treats.

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I hope you found this video and article helpful in showing you that dog obesity is treatable and preventable. Please feel free to comment below to let me know how your dog is doing on his weight loss journey!  Please feel free to add suggestions or ask questions as well.  Thanks for visiting!  Debra 🙂


Buy Pet Medications Online – Free Video

In this video, I’ll give you information about VetApprovedRX, the best place to buy pet medications online for their low prices on pet medications and also their extraordinary customer service.  You’ll also get a free gift at the end of the video!  Thanks for watching.  Debra

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I highly recommend buying pet medication online instead of at your local vet’s office.  The vet’s offices just don’t/can’t do the volume that the online pet medication stores do; therefore, they can’t possibly offer the pet medications at a decent price.  You’ll save a TON of money by purchasing your pet’s medications online instead.

Discount Pet Medications

Don’t be afraid to buy your dog’s medication or your cat’s medication from VetApprovedRX.com.  They are selling the same products you’d get from your vet’s office…the same medications, the same brands.  They’re far cheaper on VetApprovedRX.com because they’re sold in a much larger volume, that’s all.

Please Share This Information

Please share this blog post with your friends who have dogs or cats.  It could save somebody a lot of money on their pet’s medications, and possibly even make it possible for the pet owner to provide the medication if they can get it cheaper.  They’ll appreciate it a lot – both the owner, and the pet!

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I donate 10% of all commissions earned on this website to animal charities.  You can see a list of charities I donate to HERE Thank you so much for visiting my website, and for watching my video.  I hope you’ll share my website with your friends, and come back often!  Also, please feel free to comment below if there is a topic you’d like me to research and do an article and/or video on regarding your pet.  I’m happy to help!  Thanks again.  Debra 🙂

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Is Pet Health Insurance Worth it for Dogs? – Free Video

In this video, I’ll help you decide if pet health insurance is worth it for dogs. We’ll talk about things you should know before buying pet health insurance, and we’ll go over the pros and cons, as well as the cost, to help you decide whether you should purchase pet health insurance for your dog.  Thanks for watching!  Debra

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Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?

If you’ve already watched the video above you know that my opinion is yes, pet insurance is worth the cost.  The only circumstance in which I would recommend that someone not purchase health insurance for their pet is if the person is somewhat wealthy and easily able to pay out of pocket for any medical expenses the pet may have – up to and including a serious illness or accident.  But if that’s not the case for you, I strongly recommend getting pet health insurance.

Best Pet Health Insurance

I personally recommend Healthy Paws as my top recommendation, mostly because of their outstanding record of excellent customer service.  PetPlan is also excellent, and I’d consider them my second recommendation for the best pet health insurance.  Click on the links above for each of them to get your free quote.

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If you have had pet health insurance in the past, please comment below to share your experiences.  It will help everyone!

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Thank you for visiting my website.  I donate 10% of all commissions I make on this website to animal charities.  You can see a list of the charities I donate to here.  If you like this website, please share it with your friends – every purchase helps animals! Debra 🙂

Discount on Pet Insurance PLUS $25 Petco Gift Card for Memorial Day

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I just got an email from Pet Plan that they’re offering a deal for Memorial Day – so I’m passing this along to you:  “Memorial Day savings have arrived! Right now, save up to 10% on your new Petplan policy AND receive a $25 Petco gift card with coupon code MEMDAY19AF.  Be sure to click the link below ASAP, as it is only valid thru 5/27!”
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How to Get a Dog to Stop Eating Poop – Free Video

In this video, we’ll talk about how to get a dog to stop eating poop, specifically why they do it, and how to stop it.  Whether the dog is eating his own poop, other dogs’ poop, or cat poop, this video will help you understand the reasons why dogs eat poop and ways to get them to stop!  Thanks for watching!  Debra

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Why Dogs Eat Poop and How to Stop It

Dogs eating poop is truly disgusting.  I know, because I’ve experienced it.  I also had a mini doxy who ate cat poop from the litter box!

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

Here are some possibilities:

  1.  The dog is hungry
  2. The dog has a vitamin or mineral deficiency
  3. The dog has been taught to eat poop (ie, by an owner who pushed his face into it when he was being housebroken)
  4. The dog has a parasite infestation

These possibilities are discussed in the video above, and are the first things you should consider when trying to figure out why your dog is eating poop.

How Do You Get Your Dog to Stop Eating Poop?

  1. Give him a daily multivitamin
  2. Make sure he’s getting enough to eat
  3. Take him to the vet to make sure he isn’t having a parasite issue or other medical problem
  4. Clean up the poop so it’s not there for him to eat!

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I hope this article and video have helped you with this very disgusting, yet very serious issue.  Dogs eating poop can be harmful to their health, so it’s important that you get it solved. Please feel free to comment below with questions or feedback.  Thanks so much for visiting!  Debra


Foods That are Harmful to Dogs and Cats – Free Video

In this video, I list the foods that are harmful to dogs and cats (and why), plus provide info on what to do if your pet eats something toxic.  I also talk about ways to keep your pet safe from foods that are poisonous or toxic. Thanks for watching!  Debra 🙂

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Foods That are Toxic to Pets

I was so surprised when I actually researched online to find out which foods are poisonous for dogs and cats. I knew chocolate was bad for dogs, I knew certain plants could be toxic to animals (especially cats), and a few other things.  But I had no idea the list would be so long!

Take Steps to Protect Your Pets

It’s our job as pet owners to protect our animals from getting into things that can harm them.  Even though they might be begging when we’re eating chocolate, for example, doesn’t mean we should share it with them.  They don’t know any different, but we do!  We have to educate ourselves so that we can keep our pets safe.

Keep Your Pets Out of the Garbage!

It’s very important not only to make sure you pets stay out of the garbage, but also to make sure we don’t leave food lying around that is harmful to cats and dogs.  Leaving candy (especially chocolate) on our nightstand, leaving food on the coffee table…leaving food anywhere our pets can get to it isn’t wise.  Even if it’s not toxic, we don’t want our pets eating things other than what we give them (and we don’t want them stealing our snacks! LOL)

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Please share this article and video with your friends who have dogs and cats and also on your social media pages.  If even one precious dog or cat is spared illness (or worse!) because we got this information out, it’s worth it!  Thanks do much.  Debra

Taking Your Dog on a Vacation – Tips for Traveling with a Dog – Free Video

In this video, I’ll give you good advice about taking your dog on a vacation and include tips for traveling with a dog.  There’s a lot of info in this video – stick with me and watch the whole thing, because there’s likely to be stuff you didn’t think of!  Thanks for watching.  Debra 🙂

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Taking Your Dog on a Vacation

There’s lots to consider anytime you’re taking your dog anywhere – whether it’s on vacation, on a weekend trip, camping – or even just on an outing for the day.  The most important thing is that you consider your dog’s comfort and safety.  You have to consider, for example, what you’ll be doing on the trip or vacation and whether your dog is going to be able to join you on those activities – or if they’re just going to be stuck alone in the hotel the whole trip.  You also have to consider many (many!) safety concerns involved with traveling with pets.

Is This Beneficial to the Dog?

You have to consider whether you’re just taking your dog with you because you feel guilty leaving him home alone or boarding him, or if the dog is actually going to enjoy the vacation or the outing.  Will you be doing activities that the dog will enjoy?  Will the dog be safe, both traveling to the destination and while he’s there?  And one of the biggest concerns, in my opinion, is Will The Dog Be Scared On This Trip?  The truth is, most dogs don’t travel well.  A lot of dogs don’t travel well in the car.  A lot of dogs don’t walk well on a leash.  A lot of dogs don’t stay with their owners and will run away.  Many dogs are not ok with being left in a hotel room (most are upset in a hotel even when their owner is in the room with them).  Dogs can get upset, nauceous, sick…you have to consider all of this.

taking your dog on a vacationI Hope This Has Helped

I hope you got good advice in the video at the top of this article, and I hope you’ll continue to check out articles and videos online to educate yourself about traveling with your dog.  And I’m so glad you’re doing this – that you care enough about your precious pooch to make sure you know what you’re doing if you’re considering taking him with you on a vacation or trip.  You’re a good dog parent!  🙂  Thanks so much for visiting.  Debra