Senior Dog? Picky Eater? Give Him a Menu Upgrade!

This blog is sponsored by the folks at Weruva, who Salute Seniors. Senior Dog? Picky Eater? Give Him a Menu Upgrade! As dogs get older, they can develop food issues, which can lead to physical problems. It can also be really stressful for us if our dogs don’t want to eat. All dogs need to […]

Bruce Cameron Discusses A Dog’s Promise

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-21-2019) #654: Featuring Bruce Cameron, Katherine Altizer, and Elaine Rosen. Beloved author Bruce Cameron continues his series with the new novel, A DOG’S PROMISE, which shows us how real love never dies (at least not between us and our dogs); Katherine Altizer is writing her PhD dissertation at the Indiana […]

Ways We Can Keep Older Dogs Comfortable

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-23-2019) #650: Featuring Clive Wynn, Alex Kava, and Dr Kristin Kirkby-Shaw. Clive Wynn returns to discuss the many ways that we share love with dogs as described in his book DOG IS LOVE; Alex Kava talks about two books from her action-packed series, DESPERATE CREED and LOST CREED; Dr. Kristin […]

Should You Tranquilize Dogs While Traveling?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #560: Dr. Nick Dodman (whose many books about managing the emotional conditions of pets has furthered our general understanding of how to help make their lives better) talks about whether it is a good idea to use tranquilizers when traveling with a dog. Should you drug a dog who is […]

Helping Seniors and Senior Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-30-2017) #544: Carie Broecker created Peace of Mind Dog Rescue to help senior dogs in shelters in her Monterrey California area, and also to help senior people make plans for their dogs after they are gone; Dr. Bruce Elsey’s company Precious Cat, begins its annual fund raising for the Multiple […]

Value of Supplements for Aging Dogs

Holistic Vets (09-04-2017) #3067: Introducing Dr Nancy Scanlan, Executive Director of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation, with advice about the value of supplements for dogs as they age, from high quality companies like Thorne Research. MP3 Audio [11 MB]DownloadShow URL

CNN Hero Finalist Who Created Senior Dog Rescue

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-11-2017) #515: Sherri Franklin was a CNN Hero finalist for creating Muttville senior dog rescue in San Francisco, which takes senior dogs out of the city shelter to get loving homes for these hard-to-place oldsters; Alex Munoz is Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services, which is an open shelter that takes […]

Help Animals While World Traveling

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-19-2016) #499: Photographer Julie McGuire won a World Press Photo award for her picture “Full House,” taken at a private rescue in Penang, Malaysia where she photo-documented what she calls “islands of hope in the midst of misery”; Karen Menczer from Animal Kind International talks about how to do good […]

Case for Annual Chest X-Ray, Abdominal Ultra Sound

Pet Cancer Vet (01-11-2016) #2051: Dr. Sue explains again the importance of getting at least a yearly chest X-ray and abdominal ultra sound from the time a dog is middle-aged (based on dog’s size) in order to catch problems when they are smaller and more treatable. Optimally for senior dogs these routine screenings should be […]

Killing Trail; Pride & Prejudice & Kitties; My Old Dog

Dog Talk (12-26-2015) #453: KILLING TRAIL: A TIMBER CREEK K-9 MYSTERY by Margaret Mizushima, which features a search and rescue dog and handler just learning their craft; PRIDE & PREJUDICE & KITTIES: A CAT-LOVER’S ROMP THROUGH JANE AUSTEN’S CLASSIC by Jane Austen, Pamela Jane and Deborah Guyol is a delightful send up by a devoted  […]