Dog Food Allergies

Dog Food Allergies

Dog food allergies seem to be getting more prevalent these days. But can old dogs develop food allergies? You bet! You may be feeding your old dog the same dog food for years, thinking that he has no problem with the food. Then out of the blue...

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Diarrhea in Older Dogs

Diarrhea in Older Dogs

Loose stool and diarrhea in older dogs… Not exactly a savory topic but nonetheless important! Does your older dog have diarrhea on and off (chronic diarrhea)? What could be the cause? Should you be worried? What can you do if your oldie has...

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Dog Skin Irritation Remedies

Dog Skin Irritation Remedies

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is no wonder that dog skin irritation is a common health issue in our canine friends. The skin comes into contact with all sorts of substances every day – some of which are irritants and even...

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Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoo

Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoo

Many dog parents are looking high and low for the perfect hypoallergenic dog shampoo for their dogs. But what exactly is “hypoallergenic”? If a shampoo is labeled “hypoallergenic dog shampoo”, does that automatically mean...

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Reduce Risk of Cancer in Dogs

Reduce Risk of Cancer in Dogs

According to the Animal Cancer Foundation, there are about 65 million dogs in the United States, and among these dogs, about 6 million new canine cancer cases are diagnosed each year. And, according to The Veterinary Cancer Society, cancer is the...

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Old Dog Eye Health

Old Dog Eye Health

As our dogs age, we should take great care to keep their bodies healthy and strong. And that should include their eyes. Dogs “see” using more senses (e.g. smell and sound), and may not rely as much on their eyesight as we do to...

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Having A Dog With Cancer

Having A Dog With Cancer

Having a Dog with Cancer – Ten Tips on How to Cope 1. Assemble a Competent Team By that I mean make sure you have a team of competent medical professionals (vet, oncologist, herbalist…) that can offer you helpful advice, tests, and...

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Liver Problems in Old Dogs

Liver Problems in Old Dogs

This post looks at liver problems in old dogs and how to adopt a holistic approach to treating liver disease in dogs. The liver handles lots of different tasks – from detoxifying wastes and cleansing the blood, metabolizing nutrients (fat...

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Old Dog Heart Failure

Old Dog Heart Failure

Heart attacks in dogs are rare, but old dog heart failure is not. In fact, congestive heart failure (CHF) in older dogs is rather prevalent, affecting dogs around 7 to 8 years or older. Like kidney failure, congestive heart failure is not a...

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Old Dog Coughing

Old Dog Coughing

Is your pawsome old dog coughing? Trying to find out what may be the cause? Understand that coughing is not a disease in itself. It is just a symptom caused by some other problems, most of which are health issues. This post is about some common...

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Canine Cushing’s Disease

Canine Cushing’s Disease

Did you know that every year in the United States, about 100,000 dogs receive the diagnosis of Cushing’s disease? Among these dogs, a majority of them are middle-aged and old dogs. So I wanted to write a detailed post on this disease...

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Dog Kidney Failure

Dog Kidney Failure

So I thought it would be helpful to dog parents if I did a detailed article on kidney failure in dogs. This article covers the following topics: What is Dog Kidney Failure Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs How to...

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