Category: Caring for Older Dogs

3 Ways Exercise Benefits Your Older Dog

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When your beloved canine reaches an age where they are now considered a senior, you may think that the best thing you can do is let them rest and relax. While that may seem like the most considerate thing to do for them, it’s really not what your pet needs at this point in their life. As… Read more »

3 Tips for Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

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There’s an old saying you’ve probably heard that goes, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Unfortunately, too many pet parents take this proverb literally and give up on teaching their senior dog new tricks without even taking a crack at it. The truth is, training your older dog is a great way to… Read more »

How Your Dog’s Needs Change as They Age

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Dogs are just like humans in that they experience different stages throughout their life, and with each stage their needs will change. How so? Senior dogs go through some normal health and behavioral changes that come with age— sore joints and muscles, vision problems, slower movements, and more. The most important thing you can do… Read more »

Should You Give Your Dog Thanksgiving Table Scraps?

The holiday season is about to begin, and that means that you’ll probably be hosting a few dinners or get-togethers with your friends and family in the next few weeks – you may even be hosting Thanksgiving dinner! If you have pets, though, you should be mindful that having lots of new people in your… Read more »

Fall Health Concerns With Elder Pups

From beautiful red, yellow and orange leaves to Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations in stores, the signs of autumn are in bloom. Fall brings fabulous weather, great holidays and relief from the summer heat. However, the fall season also brings health concerns for elder pups. From seasonal allergies to Halloween candy, there are a few things… Read more »

Dietary Changes for Elder Dogs

As your dog gets older, he or she could benefit from a change in diet. Your pet may remain on the same adult diet if he or she is not overweight, has no medical problems and is active, and for some older dogs, you can simply give them the same food in a smaller quantity. However,… Read more »

Summer and Your Elder Dog

With the warm weather in the forecast, it’s a great time of year for you and your four-legged friend to spend time enjoying the nice days and sunshine. However, there are a few things to keep in mind while relaxing and playing in the summer sun when it comes to your elderly companion. Here are… Read more »

Arthritis: 6 Signs Your Senior Dog is Suffering

As your dogs grow older it’s important to monitor their health. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from the aches and pains that come from arthritis. Have you noticed some limping or differences in their walk? Read on to see some of the most common signs that your dog may be suffering. Differences in Their… Read more »

Signs of Health Issues in Older Dogs

Many of the dogs that end up staying with us here at Silver Streak Kennels are those who have reached an age where their health is just too much for their owners to keep up with. When they’re here with us, they have the opportunity to explore our large countryside property and play around with… Read more »

Silver Streak Kennels: A Home Away From Home for Your Dog

Having to place your dog in a kennel can be stressful for most families, but here at Silver Streak Kennels dog retirement home, you can rest assured that we will love and care for your dogs as if they were our own. All of the dogs that come to stay with us, short term or… Read more »