Aging

It’s hard to deal with the aging of your dog. The bond you have developed with him is one you cherish and when that time comes, it can be difficult to say goodbye.

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Best Dog Ramp For SUVs & Cars: Foldable, Steps, Non-Slip & More

Are you pregnant, elderly, or suffering from back pain? Do you have a dog that can’t (or won’t) jump into the car? Thanks to dog ramps, pups have a more convenient way to enter and exit vehicles safely without injuring themselves or their owners.

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Dog Euthanasia: When Is It Time To Say Goodbye?

Euthanasia of a pet is one of the toughest things — if not the toughest thing — a pet owner may ever have to do. Yet this is a decision everyone must be prepared to make when they commit to taking on the responsibility of giving a pet a forever home. This article discusses the unfortunate process of dog euthanasia; when it’s the right time, and how to cope when your friend is gone…

Girl looking at photos of dog with urn of ashes on floor (Caption: dog cremation process & cost)

Dog Cremation Process: How Much Does It Cost And Other Questions Answered

Taking care of your pet’s remains is the last thing you want to think about after your pet passes away. So, it’s best to prepare yourself by knowing your options, and maybe even making your choice, beforehand. With more pet owners choosing cremation over burial — partly due to city ordinances in urban communities — cremation has become more affordable and available than ever.

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How To Know When To Put Your Dog Down

Unfortunately, it’s a common part of everyday vet practice that we need to say goodbye to our patients and friends. As difficult as it can be on me, the veterinary technicians and other staff in the hospital, it is always more difficult for that pet’s owner. Making the decision to humanely euthanize your pet can be hard. We all want to minimize or eliminate any pain or discomfort our pet may be experiencing, but when is it time to say goodbye?…

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How To Deal With The Death Of Your Dog

Your pets are a part of your family and losing them can be emotionally devastating. If you or someone you know recently lost a canine companion, we offer you our most sincere condolences. We’ve been there and understand the pain you’re feeling right now. Here are some strategies and insights to help you work through this difficult time…

Happy mixed breed boxer older dog with orthotic stifle brace exiting tunnel and able to play despite CCL rupture

How Much Does Cruciate Ligament Dog Surgery Cost?

Unfortunately, we don’t know why dogs experience cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries so often, especially certain breeds. We do know that it happens when the knee joint breaks down (or tears) or in some cases, completely ruptures. This can occur with a sudden movement, like when a dog is playing fetch and does a quick turn to catch the ball, or it can be a slow degeneration of the ligament over time. Read our article below to find out if your dog is at risk for a CCL tear and how much it could set you back…

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Common Dog Health Issues You Must Know

No two dogs are alike. Likewise, no two dog breeds are alike, especially when it comes to their health. Dog health problems range from infections to cancers, and it’s up to you as pet parents to keep your companions happy and healthy by understanding some common dog illnesses and diseases. See below for the most common types of dog health issues, and make sure to take immediate action if you think something serious is wrong with your dog.

Dog with lump on ear (Caption: Things To Know About Lumps & Bumps On Dogs)

What Do Lumps On Dogs Mean?

If you have an older dog, then you are no stranger to finding miscellaneous bumps and lumps on them. In fact most dogs over the age of 7 will have developed one or more of these bumps upon inspection. But what are these lumps and bumps on dogs and when should you be concerned…

Girl with her senior black labrador

How To Care For A Senior Dog: Keeping Your Old Pup Happy & Healthy

You may not realize some of the extra special care and attention older dogs need. Knowing the signs of aging and the increased health issues to look out for can help you catch many medical problems as early as possible. Also, as your pup’s mobility decreases and regular bodily functions begin to show signs of old age, we give you some tips on how to help your elderly pup live a happy and comfortable life in his senior years.

Black dog with tumor on face (Caption: Dog Tumors Guide)

Dog Tumors: Signs, Types, Diagnosis & More

Fear sets in when you feel a lump or bump on your dog that you haven’t felt before. Thoughts of your dog having a tumor take over. But keep in mind that growths and masses are common with dogs, and not all dog tumors are cancerous. We’ll help answer some of your questions about the signs, symptoms, and types of tumors in dogs, as well as what to expect when you see your veterinarian — a prompt vet appointment is important with any abnormal mass or growth you notice on your dog. 

Terrier sleeping with stuffed dog (caption: Signs Of Cancer In Dogs)

What Are The Signs Of Cancer In Dogs?

My wife and I have a dog, and I know the last thing in the world she wants to think about is our pup ever getting cancer. The thought of it can be so upsetting to us that we can blind ourselves and look the other way when it comes to our dogs’ health. Sometimes the warning signs are obvious – like large growths on the outside of their bodies. Other times, cancers can show up in unexpected ways.

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