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Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

Low-maintenance and low-energy dog breeds may be the answer for some older adults, but not for everyone. You need to adopt the dog you want and can handle safely.
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Vitamins for Senior Dogs

The best senior dog vitamins are the ones your dog needs and that have an NASC seal on them.
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Straight talk for senior adopters

The older we get, the more we need a backup plan for our dogs, in the event of our deaths.
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Protein and Senior Dogs: Does My Dog Need a High, Moderate, or Low Protein...

I just used WDJ’s new searchable dry dog food database to look for potential new foods to feed my 14-year-old dog, Otto. One goal...
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Senior Dog Is Losing Teeth

Tooth loss is somewhat preventable in senior dogs, as it is in humans, but you need to start dental care sooner rather than later.
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Ode to a Senior Dog

Not one but two friends said goodbye to their beloved senior dogs in the past week. I read their tributes to their beautiful dogs...
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What To Expect From Your Dog’s Check Up at the Vet

How often your dog should be seen by your veterinarian, and what sort of routine screening diagnostics should be conducted, are highly dependent on...
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Tooth Extractions in Dogs

Symptoms of dog tooth extraction complications start with a hesitation to eat.
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When Your Older Dog Won’t Eat

Dogs don’t stop eating for no reason.
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Think About It

If something happened to you, would your dog be welcome in (and able to fit into) someone else’s home and family? If something happened to...
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Scent Games for Dogs

Scent work is a natural way for dogs to enjoy a game and be enriched.
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Eight Rules for Playing Tug With Your Dog

Why tug is a GOOD game to play with your dog, and how to do it safely.