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Grey Matters Blog celebrates senior dogs and provides a resource for the people who care for them. It draws upon the wealth of knowledge and experience with senior dogs offered by The Grey Muzzle Organization community. Our contributors will share articles on senior dog care, as well as relevant news, success stories from our grantee organizations, and more. 

Protecting Your Dog & What to do Should the Worst Happen By Denise Fleck, aka The Pet Safety Crusader™

Responsible and caring Dog Moms & Dads try to do our best. We love and nurture, provide preventive veterinary care, seek out quality nutrition and teach our pups (even those only still young at heart) manners and basic obedience that not only makes them welcomed family members, but also keeps them out of harm’s way.

On a Mission: Helping Dog Owners be Proactive in their pet’s care, an interview with Dr. Julie Buzby

Dr. Julie Buzby knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from age three. She knew it was her calling. Fast forward to her senior year in veterinary school when she was in the clinic seeing cases and it hit her - being a veterinarian is just as much about caring for and helping people as it is about caring for and helping animals. As she puts it, “there’s always somebody at the other end of the leash.”

Traveling With a Senior Dog by Alexandra Seagal

As the annual family vacation draws nearer, there’s one fluffy member of the family that you’ll need to spend extra time thinking about - your senior pooch. He may have shared many a road trip, and hiking adventure with you - but as he gets on in years, it’s important to remember that his needs can change. We’re going to take a look at three of the best solutions for combining dog ownership and travel! 1. Leaving Your Older Dog In a Boarding Kennel The decision to leave your canine pal in a boarding kennel or pet hotel is a tough one. But , you have to think selflessly and decide based on...

Can CBD supplements help my aging dog? by Dr. Megan Buchanan

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? The active ingredients in hemp and marijuana are called cannabinoids. The most widely recognized cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These compounds affect the body by binding to receptors in the brain and immune systems. Hemp-based products are the primary source of CBD supplements used by pet-owners, and these supplements lack the higher levels of THC that cause the “high” sensation seen with marijuana use.

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