Many of the dogs that end up in shelters are surrendered by owners who can no longer pay for their veterinary bills. Even for those dogs that receive care from the shelter and are adopted, this is highly traumatic. A sick senior dog is particularly at risk. Fairy Tail Endings works to keep these pets with their people.
Project Unconditional is photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky's tribute to the love we share with our older dogs. The poignant joy of her photos reminds us that the work Grey Muzzle grantees do on behalf of abandoned dogs results in dogs that find care, a home, and someone who loves them unconditionally.
Nancy LeVine's photo series Senior Dogs Across America documents senior dogs in all their variety and beauty. Earlier this year, she visited and photographed dogs at Animal Haven in New York City. We asked Animal Haven to tell us about their senior dog program and the dogs Nancy met and photographed.
As dogs get older and a little stiffer, their owners often wonder what options exist to help their pets. Physical therapy, also called “canine rehabilitation,” is one way to help older dogs stay active and mobile. This article will help you decide whether your dog might benefit from physical therapy.
When our dogs become seniors, they start slowing down. These changes often come with age, but they also can be signs of conditions that might benefit from treatment. Here are symptoms, treatment options, and ways to prevent (or at least slow down) the progression of some of the top three common health issues with our geriatric pets.
Chiropractic care focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing nerve stress caused by distortions in the musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis on the spine. This nerve stress can cause physical and emotional malfunction and is associated with loss of energy, pain, weakness, neurologic issues and disease of all types. Animal chiropractic is a broadening of human chiropractic with techniques developed to be able to treat animals.
Adding a new senior dog to your home is exciting and fulfilling, but initially it may mean big changes for your new dog. This article from Grey Muzzle's Caring for Your Senior Dog discusses what you should expect when you first bring your older dog home , and offers tips for helping your new family member adjust.