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Supporting Senior Dogs: Simple Changes to Make Their Life and Yours Safer and Easier

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”    

Dr. Dawn Gleason appropriately kicked off this webinar with the above quote from George Bernard Shaw, and although Shaw probably wasn’t referring to dogs, Dr. Gleason showed that his words absolutely apply to our canine family members. A veterinarian and certified veterinary acupuncturist, food therapist, and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Gleason provides many insights in this eye-opening presentation. 

10 Favorite Things for Senior Dogs

Watching our dogs age isn’t easy, and it’s hard to know the best ways to keep them as safe and healthy as we can. Dr. Julie Buzby is an integrative veterinarian with over 20 years of experience caring for aging dogs. In this webinar, she shares her Top 10 Favorite Things for Senior Dogs, to keep them happy, healthy, and safe in their golden years. From comfy beds to health supplements to assistive measures for loss of mobility and dementia, there are plenty of helpful takeaways here to make our seniors’ lives better. 

Multi-Senior-Dog Households

Those of us that love and care for senior dogs know that once you have one senior pooch, it can be hard to say no to another… and another! Helen St. Pierre is a certified behavior consultant and trainer. In this webinar, Helen talks about the joys and challenges of multi-dog households that include senior dogs, and how to navigate the different personalities, temperaments, and challenges that go along with this labor of love.

Old Dog, New Tricks! Brain Games through Enrichment and Training

Dogs of all ages need mental stimulation to feel their best, and senior dogs are no exception. Age-appropriate activities such as puzzle toys, scent games, and teaching gentle tricks can keep your grey-muzzled friend happy, healthy, and thriving in their golden years. In this webinar, Sydney Queen, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, discusses enrichment and training modifications and alternatives for senior dogs.

Food Safety for Senior Dogs and Choking Tips

Senior dogs are part of the family and some of the beings we are most grateful to have in our lives. As we move through fall and into Thanksgiving, unique foods and spices may be added to our diets. Denise Fleck, The Pet Safety Crusader, shares which of these autumn favorites are safe for the whole family (including Fido) and which are potentially hazardous, meaning you could end up at the emergency vet if ingested.

Shamrock’s Story: What my dog taught me about the signs of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

F. Barish-Stern’s most recent book, “Shamrock’s Story, From Hurricane Katrina to Doggy Dementia and Alzheimer’s,” combines her personal experience and love of dogs with input from more than 50 experts she interviewed. By knitting together their guidance with the story of one rescued dog's journey through the stages of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, she hopes the book and this article will help other senior dogs and the people who love them.

Pampered Pets USA Bakes Up Wholesome Good for Senior Dogs

Who wants a treat? Not me – said no one ever. Grey Muzzle's answer was a resounding WE DO when presented the opportunity to bake up good for at-risk senior dogs with Pampered Pets USA, a renowned leader in the pet treat industry. Supporters that share in our vision and mission are a critical element in our recipe for leading change on a national stage for at-risk senior dogs. Starting Pampered Pets USA from scratch, founder Nancy Volin knows a thing or two about partnering for success, which is why we are thrilled that Pampered Pets USA is a Rock Star sponsor of Senior Dogs Rock! We asked her to share a few thoughts on what it means to be serving up good with Grey Muzzle.

DogGoods is Doing Good for Senior Pups in Need

Grey Muzzle is excited to team up with DogGoods Do Good and founder Kyle as a Rock Star sponsor for our second annual national online auction -- Senior Dogs Rock! Dogs and the welfare of our furry friends are the foundation upon which DogGoods was built, and DogGoods' enthusiastic support touched us. We love knowing the stories behind why supporters join us to ensure senior dogs take center stage and are celebrated as the stars they are. Kyle gives us a glimpse into why DogGoods chose to do even more good for older dogs in need.

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