This July, my Ira, who is two years old now, was diagnosed with a mild form of Mega-Esophagus. This is simply an enlargement of the esophagus which makes it difficult for the dog to swallow food. It can be in only portions of the esophagus, (or in one part as in Ira’s case thankfully) or… Read More Dealing With Mega-Esophagus
Disclaimer: I am not a vet or canine physiotherapist. I am simply relating what has worked for me and my dogs regarding their injuries and subsequent mobility issues based on suggestions from our vet at the time, and research that I have done. You will obviously need to consult a vet before starting any… Read More Preventing Mobility Issues In Your Livestock Guardian Dog
Lately, I have had to separate some of my dogs and keep them apart. Miranda and Emmett are the two energetic youngish (7 years) dogs who roughhouse a lot and cause everyone else to get energized. This has caused, in the last year, an injury for Emmett – a slight tear to his ACL. Emmett… Read More Calming The Group Down!
I have two 14 year old Australian Shepherds. They were actually born less than a month apart and grew up together. Both are now hard of hearing and have slowed down quite a bit. The slowing down part likely has something to do with their age but also with me. You often hear that as… Read More Training Helps Elderly Dogs
Two weeks ago, my second oldest dog Finn, started staggering around the house and yard. She couldn’t walk straight and she was bumping into things. She also had a head tilt and her eyes were flicking back and forth. I did some research on the internet and found a few things that it looked like,… Read More An Elderly Dog Issue – Vestibular Syndrome