Old Dog Health Care and Wellness PawsomeOldies.com
To complement my website Natural Dog Health Remedies, and to memorialize my dog, Hana, who passed away at 15 years old on August 14, 2017, I decided to start this Blog, PawsomeOldies.com, on holistic old dog health care and wellness. It is important to keep our dogs, no matter how old, in tip-top health. But it is especially essential to take
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Dog Skin Irritation Remedies Use Natural Remedies to
If your dog has whole body skin irritations, consider a full body after-shampoo rinse. Apple cider vinegar is a simple yet effective rinse that can reduce dog skin irritations. Simply add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 4 cups of water. Use it once a week as an after-shampoo rinse.
Old Dog Heart Failure A Holistic Approach to Treating
Conventional Treatment of Old Dog Heart Failure. Conventional treatment is the use of medicine to help the dog in three ways: Diuretics to remove accumulated fluids in the body because the heart is not moving them properly. Digitalis (or other heart meds) to strengthen (temporarily) heart muscle and improve heart function.
Old Dog Flatulence Causes and Natural Treatment
Some animal proteins to add can be yogurt, scrambled egg, cottage cheese, ground meat, etc. Sometimes, too much fatty food can also cause flatulence in old dogs. If you home cook or feed a raw diet to your dog, try using lean meats such as turkey, skinless chicken breast, and lean ground beef, and feed less fatty meats like pork, ground beef
Canine Cushing's Diet, Supplements and Natural Remedies
As a result, more and more dog parents are looking at holistic treatment for canine Cushing’s. Particularly, they opt for using a natural diet, with supplements and remedies, to help lessen the symptoms caused by this disease and to boost the immune system of the dog. This approach is especially viable if the symptoms are limited and not severe.
Old Dog Anxiety Causes, Symptoms, Medications, and …
Treatment of Old Dog Anxiety. Don’t try to take matters in your own hands if your dog has serious anxiety issues. She may hurt herself and may even destroy your house! Work with your vet to decide what works best for YOUR dog.
Old Dog Eye Health Natural Eye Care Remedies for Your
The only treatment of cataracts is by surgery. Talk to your vet to see if your old dog is a suitable candidate for this procedure. If your dog hasn’t completely lost his vision, is adapting well, and you don’t want to put him under the stress of surgery and anesthesia, then surgery may not be necessary. Nuclear Sclerosis
Anti-Inflammatory Essential Oils for Dogs …
Anti-Inflammatory Essential Oils for Joint Pain Relief “Oh! Darn those achy joints and stiff muscles!” I bet this is what our oldies think every time they get up from their beds, or have the urge to chase after a cat but are held back by their aches and pains!
Old Dog Vestibular Disease
Diagnosis and Treatment of Vestibular Disease. When old dog vestibular disease does happen to your dog, you need to get him to the vets asap so that they can figure out which area (inner ear or brain) is causing the problem. There are a few clues though to distinguish between peripheral and central vestibular disease:
Dog Joint Pain Relief
This non-medical way of treatment has been studied most often in the treatment of pain. If you would like to give acupuncture a try, be sure to consult with a holistic vet, who may help you find a licensed vet certified in acupuncture. Want more information? Visit this page.
Diabetes in Old Dogs
Treatment for Diabetes in Old Dogs. For proper treatment, early diagnosis is essential, so if your old dog shows some of the symptoms above, don’t delay – take her to the vet immediately. There is no cure for diabetes and insulin therapy is necessary to control blood sugar levels in a diabetic dog.
Glucosamine for Dogs with Arthritis and Joint Pain
Glucosamine for dogs is commonly recommended by vets to help prevent arthritis and to actually slow down joint deterioration. This is a post that forms Part 2 of my series of “Ultimate Dog Parents’ Guide to Arthritis in Old Dogs” – Supplements for Dog Arthritis.
Dog Arthritis Medications
The only time steroids are used to treat arthritis is for the treatment of immune-mediated osteoarthritis in dogs, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and when the dog is very ill. In Summary… The one class of dog arthritis medications that is relatively safe and can help reduce pain and inflammation is NSAIDs.
Physical Therapy for Dogs with Arthritis
Other passive form of therapy includes massage, chiropractic treatment, and stretching exercise. Active therapy includes: Aquatic Therapy. In aquatic therapy (e.g. underwater treadmill), exercises are done in the water to help the arthritic dog gain strength, range of motion, and endurance.
Canine Cushing's Disease
Radiation. This is a treatment for dogs with pituitary-dependent Cushing’s, whose tumor is causing neurological symptoms such as seizures, blindness, walking in circles, etc. Radiation can destroy the tumor, but there are limitations (sigh!): High cost. Can cause side effects, such as hair loss, hearing loss, dry eye.
Hydrosols for Old Dogs What are Hydrosols & How They Can
Older dogs are more prone to develop gum disease. Hydrosols are safe and effective to use inside a dog’s mouth to help soothe sore and inflamed gums. Use undiluted Helichrysum hydrosol on the gums 3-5 times a day for 3 weeks. (If there is a lot of inflammation, add 50% German Chamomile.)
Diabetic Dog Diet and Treats Pawsome Oldies
Dogs with diabetes can benefit from a diet that contains moderate levels of dietary fiber, which form the indigestible portion of plant foods. Fiber can be soluble (e.g. psyllium, guar gum, lactulose) and insoluble (e.g. cellulose, bran). According to one school of theory, the most effective way to help sugar absorption and decrease fluctuation
Diarrhea in Older Dogs
Acute diarrhea in older dogs are mostly related to problems in the small intestine, and can be caused by new foods, new medication, toxins, etc. Chronic diarrhea in older dogs may be caused by an underlying health problem. Read this post to find out more.
Putting a Dog to Sleep
Second, you need to assess some practical issues, such as the costs of treatment, the time involved in getting the treatment, the time involved in caring for the dog at home, whether it’s practical to care for the dog at home, etc. Here is a checklist that may help you assess if it’s time to seriously consider euthanizing your dog. Download
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction
Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome, i.e. doggie Alzheimer’s, is prevalent in older dogs. One survey found that 32% of 11-year-old dogs and 100% of 16-year-old dogs showed at least one symptom associated with CDS. Of these, 68% of 15- to 16-year-old dogs were classified as being “mildly affected” and 35% “severely affected”.
Dog Arthritis Supplements
MSM as a Dog Arthritis Supplement. MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane) is a form of sulfur compound that is produced by ocean planktons, and can be found naturally in foods such as cow’s milk, meat, seafood (e.g. kelp), fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Sulfur deficiencies in dogs can result in, among other health problems, joint pain and arthritis.
Old Dog Mobility Issues How to Detect Pain and Joint
Old dog mobility issues can be detected by carefully observing the dog’s daily behavior, such as how he moves and stretches. Read on to find out how. Just like older humans, older dogs suffer from stiff joints, arthritis, muscle tension, and similar aches and pains. All these may affect their mobility and of course their quality of life.
Pet Loss Grief Stages and How to Cope with Pet Loss Grief
We may get angry at ourselves for not being there for our dogs, or not getting the treatment they needed, or we may even blame the vet for not being able to save our dogs… Sadness/Depression. After going through the stages of denial, bargaining, and feeling guilty and angry, we finally realize that the loss is real and permanent.
Dog Food Allergies and Hypoallergenic Dog Food
Also, they don’t respond to drug treatment such as antihistamines and corticosteroids. On the other hand, dogs with other allergies such as atopic dermatitis or flea allergies tend to have symptoms seasonally. (Unless your home is infested with fleas all year round!) They also tend to get quick relief with drug treatment.
Weight Gain in Old Dogs Causes, Risks, and What We Can
As you can see, these symptoms are rather non-specific, and without a proper diagnosis, it is impossible to get proper treatment, so once again, veterinary attention is needed if your older dog shows some of the above symptoms. Chronic Inflammation. It is now believed that if a dog has chronic inflammation at the cellular level, obesity occurs.
Old Dog Seizure An Action Guide for Dog Owners
This is a treatment that I came across during research on this topic. Not sure how effective it is, but it doesn’t hurt to try! Just before the dog starts seizing, apply pressure on one or both eyes. This pressure stimulates one of the cranial nerves, causing GABA to …
Dog Joint Pain Signs and Possible Causes of Joint Pain
Dog joint pain is common, especially in older dogs, and is often caused by osteoarthritis. But sometimes joint pain in dogs can be caused by other health issues (e.g. hypothyroidism), so if your dog shows signs of joint pain, be sure to get a proper diagnosis so that timely treatment can be given to your oldie.
Dog Kidney Diet and Natural Remedies for Dogs with CRF
Dog kidney diet should be low in phosphorus, and should have moderate amounts of high-quality animal proteins. What food ingredients, remedies, and supplements are good for dogs with kidney failure? Check this page to find out.
Lignan Treat Recipe for Dogs with Cushing's
Let’s take a look at this lignan treat recipe for dogs with Cushing’s! Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix all ingredients except the egg in a bowl. Gradually add the beaten egg until you get the right consistency of a dough. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and put on cookie sheet.
Old Dog Urinary Incontinence Causes and Natural Remedies
Pumpkin seed extract has cleansing action that supports bladder health, and Rehmannia root supports the kidneys and is widely used in Asia for urinary incontinence. So… although Only Natural Pet’s supplement is a tad more expensive than Vetri-Science’s, I would opt for ONP’s Canine Bladder Control.
Old Dog Hearing Loss How To Cope With Hearing Loss in
Perhaps the most important thing to do to cope with your dog’s hearing loss is for you to be positive. Yes, it’s sad that your dog can’t hear you anymore, but you can still communicate with her in other ways. Smile, and give her a treat for good behavior every time (as she can’t hear you say “good girl” anymore…) Don’t blame the
Dog in Pain Causes and Signs of Pain in Old Dogs
However, once diagnosed and hormone treatment began, the limping and soreness went away in a matter of days. Dental Problems. Older dogs, especially small dogs and those not receiving any home dental care, are prone to develop gum disease. That could cause a lot of pain, and when that happens, the dog may drool excessively, have bad breath, be
Herbal Remedies Archives
Natural Dog Joint Pain Relief. Posted. December 12, 2017 by Admin. 3461 0. Natural dog joint pain relief, such as herbs, essential oils, acupuncture, etc., can play a significant role in improving the quality of life of an old dog suffering from arthritis. This is Part 3 of my “Ultimate Dog Parents’ Guide to
Renal Diet Dog Treats
Also, visit this page for more detailed information on dog kidney failure (symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment). Good Ingredients for Renal Diet Dog Treats. Dogs with kidney disease should enjoy treats as well! Some people may say since treats are given to dogs in small quantities, the ingredients used should not matter too much.
Bone Broths for Dogs with Arthritis Grab the Recipes Here
Put bones, water and ACV in a stock or crock pot. Wait for an hour to allow the vinegar to extract more minerals from the bones into the water. Then cover and cook on low heat for at least 12 hours (can cook up to 24 hours depending on the pot). Add parsley a few minutes before draining the broth from the bones.
Arthritis in Old Dogs An Ultimate Dog Parents' Guide to
Treatment of Arthritis in Old Dogs. Pain control and treatment of arthritis in old dogs can be tackled by the following: Weight Control. Controlling the weight of oldies is important since obesity causes a lot of health issues, one of which is arthritis.
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Canine Eu anasia Checklist
7. Treatment Options - My dog has an incurable disease. - Treatment costs would be ﬁnancially impossible for me. - I can’t miss work to take my dog for treatment regularly. - Treatment can only prolong his/her life for a very short time. - Treatment may cause more pain and discomfort to my dog. 8. Put Yourself in Your Dog’s Place