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Tips to Help Your Senior Dog Live a Longer, Happier Life

Senior chow chow
By Denise Fleck [Some portions excerpted from her book, The Autumn & Winter of Your Pet: Make Those Senior Years Golden ] As much as we’d like, we can’t turn back the paws of time, so there are some things we just can’t change about our senior dogs: A NCESTRY: We can’t change DNA (well, not yet), so your dog may be susceptible to certain diseases and defects based on his or her canine parents’ genes. For example, if your doggie’s daddy or a sibling suffered from Bloat, your dog is more likely to as well. B REED SPECIFIC HEALTH CONDITIONS Bichon Frises, Border Terriers and Cocker Spaniels...

Car Safety and Your Senior Dog

Zoe buckled up
It is the height of summer travel season, and pets are part of the family, so many may be hitting the road, but thousands of animals are injured or die each in car accidents. The cost of a properly fitting seat belt or harness is nothing compared to the cost of your pet not wearing one. A 50-lbs. dog, traveling 30 mph, will feel like nine 170-lbs. men pushed him against a brick wall if he is thrown during a motor vehicle accident (that’s “ruff”ly 1,500 lbs. of force)! Thinking back on our high school physics class -- a body in motion stays in motion until acted upon by an outside force. This...

Annie’s Saga: Heartworm Disease By Denise Fleck, The Pet Safety Crusader™

Vizla dog Annie
Affectionate, gentle, energetic and built for long days in the field. Vizslas are known to be an athletic breed - eager and graceful trotters possessing great stamina and making them ideal jogging or biking companions. Picture Annie : a Heartworm positive two-year-old Vizsla who is currently on restricted activity during treatment.

Senior Dog Ownership: Health Benefits for Humans

Grey muzzled dog in person's lap
This is a guest post on the Grey Matters Blog and not written by anyone affiliated with Grey Muzzle. We allow guest contributors from time to time in order to provide our supporters with a wide range of topics pertaining to senior dogs. Those of use that have a senior dog in our lives already know that they add to our quality of life in many ways: loyal companionship, unconditional love, and a calming energy. However, the benefits go beyond making each day better. Our canine companions can improve both our physical and mental health . This article will look at some of the research behind the...

Conquer Dog Nail Trims With Confidence: Take Dr. Buzby's online course to master dog nail trims without fear and support senior dogs along the way

This is an excerpt from Dr. Buzby’s DIY Dog Master Course: Nail Trimming Without Fear , a blog post on the Pet Safety Crusader TM website. It has been republished with permission and for exclusive use by Grey Muzzle. The original article may be found here .

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.”

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