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5 Lessons I Learned About Aging from My Senior Dog

I've been noticing some subtle behavior changes in my 11-year-old Lab, Sanchez, as he matures. He definitely is more set in his ways and seems to have a different agenda in his senior years. Every tim…

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7 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

November is National Adopt-a-Senior-Dog Month. It's during this time I think about all the sweet senior dogs that have left me and are now waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. Even though it's fun to…

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When Your Pet Reaches the Double Digits

Last week was Sanchez's 10th birthday! While I've celebrated all of his birthdays, this one felt very different than all the previous ones. I've known too many dogs who didn't make it to their 10th bi…

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10 Sweet Senior Dogs Who Need a Home (Photos)

In animal shelters, senior dogs are often passed up for adoption in favor of younger, sprightlier dogs. However, if you've ever spent time around an amiable senior dog, then you know that this is not …

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Are Senior Dogs More Sound-Sensitive?

In my middle-aged years, I notice that I don't have the same tolerance for loud environments that I did 20 or even 10 years ago. You rarely find me in clubs, large warehouse stores, or even loud re…

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National Senior Pet Health Month (with Giveaway!)

September is National Senior Pet Health Month! But when you have a senior dog that is considered part of your family, every day is about your dog's health. As we all know, stress affects our lives and…

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