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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. 

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...

MAAP Plan—Publish by Debra A. Vey Voda-Hamilton

In the prior three articles we talked about the plans you need to make that will provide care for your pet, the people you appoint to carry out those plans, and plans to address the needs of your individual pet(s). These articles help pet owners learn how to navigate the journey their pets will take if they cannot care for them. We discussed creating a MAAP (Make a plan, Address needs, Appoint caregivers, Publish plan). This MAAP helps others care for your pets in the way you intended.

Appoint by Debra A. Vey Voda-Hamilton

In our initial discussion of navigating the journey your pets take if you cannot care for them we talked about creating a MAAP (Make a plan, Address needs, Appoint caregivers, Publish plan). This MAAP will help others care for your pets in the way you intended. People think the only time they need a plan for their pet’s care is when they die. I thought so too until I broke my ankle. I had no plan in place to help my family care for my pets and me. This experience spurred me to write the initial MAAP program. Pet owners need a MAAP plan to cover their animal’s care if they are sick or injured.

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