Canines Aging Gracefully and Lessons Learned

Canines Aging Gracefully and Lessons Learned

We have adopted a lot of dogs. We have watched our adopted pups grow into old age, and many we’ve taken in have been senior dogs. Aging can be difficult for dogs and it mirrors the aging process in humans. Here are some things we’ve learned about canines aging gracefully, fending off canine cancer and our lessons learned. It is important to follow the same rules for dogs that you would for you: Exercise Ranging from vigorous to relaxing, exercise revives the soul and generates healthy, oxygen rich blood, keeping muscles flexible and strong. Daily walks with a variety of inclines/declines and terrains help keep your dog agile in mind, body and soul. Make the walks a fun adventure, and give your pup healthy treats for doing well at points of higher-than-normal stress (meeting new people and animals, stopping and sitting at street corners, etc.,). Take it slow with new adoptees and increase as advisable. If you have a newly adopted senior, slow and steady is best. Nutrition Greens! Need I say more? There are foods that dogs, and humans alike, should have daily – adding greens to your dog’s daily diet will go a long way and help your canines to age gracefully. Nutrition is the key, add greens to your pet’s diet to minimize free radicals, inflammation, and disease, and thus increase his/her longevity. We use our Vitamix to create a green super-food mix, and store in Ball Jars in the freezer for a 3 months, and thawed in fridge for 7 days. Recipe: Organic bunches of spinach, dandelion greens, parsley, kale, celery and seaweed/dulse – all mixed together, add 1/4″ nub of...
Tips for Getting Your Dog Halloween Ready

Tips for Getting Your Dog Halloween Ready

Here our my quick tips for getting your pup ready to ‘paw-ty’ at Halloween time: Get Your Dog In The Costume Spirit  Costumes: Buy or Make Silly as it may be, as a part of the family, we like to dress our dogs for Halloween – it’s entertaining and it can be fun for your pup if you do it right! There are a plethora of all types of different costumes available. The key things to watch for in a costume: Vision – keep your dog’s eyes clear and cover-free Face – keep material off the face, allow natural movement Tail/Legs – same here, keep free for wagging and running Temperature Appropriate – depending on weather conditions, dress your pup accordingly w/o overheating Tips 4 getting UR #dog #Halloween ready! Check it out! Click To Tweet Choose or create something fun anything from a hot dog (there’s something too cute about a weiner dog being a hot dog) to a dinosaur. A big sports fan? Dress up Fido as a Seahawks player or your favorite team. Want to impress your neighbors? Have your dog’s costume be the same theme as yours! Fido could be Little Red Riding Hood while you are the Big Bad (albeit, friendly) Wolf, or they could be Dorothy while you dress up as a big, cute, Toto. Creativity is key, check out local craft and fabric stores where you can find tons of patterns to make costumes for you and your pup – they even have you non-sewing folks covered. The possibilities are endless! Wearing the Costume  After all your excitement of finding them a costume, chances are your pup will take a bit of time...

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