Adoptable Dog of the Day: Zach in Washington

This senior Dachshund is Zach, currently in foster care under the supervision of the Seattle Animal Shelter in Seattle, WA. Zach is a mannerly, lively guy who still has plenty of energy for going on walks and romping in the yard. He also can be quite a snuggler and his foster family says that he […]

Adoptable Dog of the Day: Gadget in California

Gadget is a senior female Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) who is currently in the care of Sonoma County Animal Care and Control in Santa Rosa, CA. Gadget is a friendly dog who apparently had a rough life before being rescued. One of her hips was broken and did not heal properly. Since then, […]

Adoptable Dog of the Day: Dexter in Kentucky

Dexter is a senior male Shepherd/Hound mix who was surrendered to the Woodford Humane Society in Versailles, KY when his previous owner moved to a place that did not allow dogs. Dexter may be a senior, but he has plenty of energy for going on walks. He values his down time, too, and is happy […]

Adoptable Dog of the Day: Journey in Missouri

Journey is a senior male Rat Terrier mix who is currently in the care of S.T.A.F.F. (Society for Treatment of Abandoned and Fractured Friends) in Laurie, MO. This sweet older gentleman is looking to find a forever home. Due to his age, he will be happiest in a home without young children. Journey is quiet […]

Caring for Senior Pets: Interview with Dr. Ernie Ward

Last week we asked you for your senior pet care questions for Dr. Ernie Ward (you might recognize him from the Rachael Ray Show and other programs). Now we have his answers! Dr. Ward was on a tight schedule so he didn’t have time to answer all the questions but, if your question was not […]

Dr. Marty Becker’s Tips for a Safe Holiday

Holidays can spell fun–but also danger–for your dog. Houseguests who may not be familiar with dogs can leave medications on the counters, creating a real risk for counter surfing dogs! This is just one of the great tips in the video Dr. Marty Becker created especially for DogTipper, above. You’ll recognize Dr. Becker from “Good […]

Senior Dog Gifts: Silver Tails Senior-Friendly Chew Toys

Just like older humans, older dogs have special needs. They may have weaker teeth and gums (and jaws) and need something a little softer for chewing activity. They may have diminished vision and need toys that are easy to see. But they definitely still have a need for fun! And that’s where Silver Tails™ Senior-Friendly […]

DOG TALK®, Sept. 17, 2011

Is your dog a senior? Whether your dog is a senior…or just on the road to becoming a senior…be sure to tune in to this week’s DOG TALK® and Kitties, too! Tracie Hotchner’s radio show has a special “Old-Timer’s Show” planned this week discussing everything you need to know about senior dogs. The show airs […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Senior Dog Is Misbehaving!

I have a question about my lab-golden retriever mix who is 13 years old. In the last 4 or 5 months she has become defiant to things that we have done many times before. Like when we get her in the car we have to move her around a bit to get her in a […]

Blog the Change: Senior Dogs

Today is Blog the Change Day, a quarterly effort for pet bloggers to write about a cause dear to them. In past Blog the Change events, we’ve written about the joy of adopting mixed breed dogs, adopting a feral cat, and the impact that telling just one person about pet adoption can have. But today […]