Tracie and Maisie

I love all dogs, but old dogs have a special place in my heart. Doesn’t everybody’s heart melt when they see a mugshot of a greying, grizzly old pooch? After all, if we’re lucky, all of our dogs will be senior dogs one day. In the photo, you can see my girl Maisie has the grey muzzle now of a nearly 8-year-old dog, but her energy and heart are as young as springtime.

Your dog’s physical needs will change when they reach 7, which is technically a senior. I want to make sure you know the problems to look for and how to prevent them so you can tend to their older dog needs and cherish, pamper, and extend the quality of their lives (which can also extend the time they have left with you).

You’ll find links below to a new, short blog-ette here every week with senior dog wellness tips and a featured senior dog to inspire you.

I hope to encourage people to consider adopting a senior dog – they have so much love and gratitude to give in their golden years.

I also want to salute and cheer-lead for the amazing Senior Dog Heroes and Heroines who have created Senior Dog rescues and sanctuaries around the country.  See them all and learn more: follow them on social media, support them with donations, see what resident dogs need a home, and volunteer if you live nearby.