Blog — Wellness

Senior Dog Grooming Tips

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Senior Dog Grooming Tips

I had the pleasure to speak with Meghan Sogge of Senior Paws Grooming in Rhode Island.  She shared with us previously what to look for in a groomer to ensure your senior dog has a pleasurable experience with a groomer.  Meg also shared with us how to take on the grooming task at home if a groomer (either at a facility or at home) is not an option. When your dog gets older as the pet parent you might decide that the best option for them is to try and groom them yourselves at home. Keeping your senior safe and...

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Dealing with Arthritis

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Dealing with Arthritis

As a senior dog parent, I am sure you have already seen your pooch slow down due to arthritis.  Just like humans, it is a natural part of the aging process.  Many different types of treatments and supplements exist that aid in easing the discomfort of arthritis in senior dogs. One or more of the following treatments can be used to alleviate arthritis discomfort.

  • weight control
  • staying warm
  • Supplements
  • massage therapy
  • hydrotherapy
  • Cold Laser therapy

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How frequent should my pooch get a check-up

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How frequent should my pooch get a check-up

We all learn quickly in fur-parenthood that our dog needs to see the vet on a yearly basis for regular checkups. What we don’t always take note of is our dogs need to see their veterinarian more as they age.

General recommendations are any dog 8 years or older should be seen by a veterinarian at least twice a year. The wellness care visit can be broken down into three segments, the basics, lab work, and behavior.

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