When dogs receive a cancer diagnosis, their guardians often don't know where to turn for information and support. In the first of her Canine Cancer Wellness series, RD Moreno, a Grey Muzzle volunteer news writer and editor of Haley the Wonderdog, offers five important resources for anyone caring for a dog living with cancer.
Grey Matters 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 be sharing articles on senior dog care, as well as relevant news, success stories from our grantee organizations, and more.
It's important to practice obedience work and tricks with senior pets, but it is also essential to train your canine to cope with the aging process. This involves both lifestyle changes and the use of portable stairs and ramps, which help geriatric pets get on and off elevated areas safely and easily.
One of the greatest challenges for an aging dog is hearing loss. Just because your pet may be losing his hearing, however, doesn’t mean he can’t continue to be a fully functioning member of your household. It simply takes a little creativity and training to bridge the communication gap.