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Senior Dogs – Making Your Home Accessible

Senior Dogs – Making Your Home Accessible

Most dog owners have expressed a bit of sadness that their dogs get older all too soon. We all wish our dogs could live longer but as senior dogs, they need some special considerations to make their later years as comfortable as possible. One of these considerations is making your home and theirs accessible to them, as an older dog moves more slowly and may also have some coordination problems. One of the first signs that your dog is getting older, is that he may begin to have trouble climbing or jumping on things that used to be quite easy…
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The Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

The Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

Having a dog as a companion can provide multiple benefits for seniors, such as helping to combat loneliness, lowering levels of stress, encouraging exercise which can protect heart health and also provide seniors with a sense of purpose. No “one size fits all” dog breed is best because of course, just like people, dogs are very varied in size and exercise requirements and have different personalities that will suit some seniors better than others. And even if someone lives in an assisted living community, more and more of these facilities are allowing dogs to live there as well. Here are…
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