Welcome to SeniorDogs.com!

Older DogsDogs are man’s best friend, so they say, and older dogs are some of the most loyal friends you can find. Older dogs are just as loving as younger dogs, but with a sense of calm and confidence that can only be obtained with age. Whether you adopted an older dog—a truly humane act—or you’ve raised your dog from a puppy, there are a number of unique issues that you’ll have to face. With this website, you will be able to work your way through the myriad challenges, major and minor, that will face you and your loyal canine companion.

There are numerous issues that face senior dogs, and many of them are medical. If you’ve ever had a sudden, unexpected vet’s bill, it can be simultaneously a punch to the gut and a hit to the wallet. To help dampen that sudden shock, you may want to think about pet insurance. With the right plan, you can protect yourself financially, and you can be assured that you won’t come up short in your furry friend’s hour of need.

There are many types of medical problems your dog may face, some more serious than others. Different breeds have different common medical ailments, and learning about these ailments can help you to know what to expect. By using the right nutritional supplements, you can help to counter things like weak joints and hair loss before they even start. You can also figure out if your dog is at higher risk of cancer and other serious medical issues.

Many senior dogs have problems that impede their day-to-day life. For example, if your dog has lost their eyesight, you’ll have to compensate for both their drop in navigational skills, as well as their lack of a sense of security—which can often manifest itself in aggressive actions, such as snapping and biting. A deaf dog will not be as responsive, and may put themselves in danger if allowed to roam free. A diabetic dog, on the other hand, has fewer behavioral issues, but needs daily medical attention. This site is a guide that will help you work through all the challenges that face the owner of an older dog.

Even if your older dog is in fantastic shape, there are still some things you’ll need to be aware of. There is a certain amount of wear and tear that accumulates over an animal’s lifetime, so you’ll need to adjust to your older dog’s decreased energy and more limited mobility.

There is also the issue of loss. For many dog owners, the loss of a dog is the loss of a family member. Because of the relatively short canine lifespan, you are most likely going to outlive your dog, which is not always easy to accept. This is something that is often on the minds of those that own senior dogs. Losing a treasured companion will always be a sad occasion, but it is also a natural one. Although ten or twelve years may seem like a short life to us, to a dog, that is a satisfyingly long life.

Still, the mourning process after losing your canine friend can be difficult. Should you get another dog? If so, when? What should you tell the children in your life? How do you properly mourn the loss of such a good friend? These are difficult questions, especially if you’re asking them of yourself. On this site, you can find help in your approach to the mourning process.

There are many challenges to living with a senior dog, but none of them are insurmountable if you know the right thing to do and have a bit of patience. With a bit of the guidance that you can find here, your dog’s golden years will be just that.