Declining mobility is a fact of life for older dogs. This doesn't mean, however, that they don't need exercise!
Walking is an excellent exercise for senior dogs, you'll just have to pay closer attention to the weather and how your dog is feeling during and after the walk. If they seem to start getting tired, it's time to turn around! Elderly dogs are more sensitive to heat and cold, so they are more prone to heat exhaustion and frostbite.
Swimming is also a great workout for dogs. It's very easy on the joints, which is perfect for dogs with reduced mobility. Investing in a life vest for older dogs is a great idea as well.
Cats are a little harder to exercise, however, it's not impossible. Something as simple as a new toy can encourage play.
Playing with your cat can also encourage more exercise, and it's a great bonding
Treats can also be a fantastic way to encourage play. Roll one across the floor and make them chase after it, or hide some in a homemade puzzle box, or feeder ball.
Getting our senior pets moving more is key to a healthy golden age.
The only way to catch a disc is to look at the photographer 😂😂 Honestly though.
This little guy has exceeded all my expectations latley.
He is a nervous and reactive dog.
He is impulsive.
And also a little crazy (hence the baby shark name 🦈) This last year , we decided to give a try at a few local disc competitions.
We started in Toss N Fetch and when that went well, I said what the heck , let's do UpDog to !
We'll , he killed it !! I am so proud of this guy .
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” ~ Mark Twain. "This is my favorite quote about travel because travel is truly an education. When you travel you learn so much, opening your mind and heart and becoming a better person"
Raise your paw if you want to win some @integricare_animalhealth TRI-ACTA
I’ve teamed up with @integricare_animalhealth to host a giveaway where someone will win a container of TRI-ACTA in either regular or maximum strength. -
1. Follow @west_coast_heeler_pack and @integricare_animalhealth
2. Look up this supplement and ingredients. Comment one of the benefits of using TRI-ACTA
(It’s important that as dog owners we don’t just give our dog something just because someone else does. I find it valuable to empower dog owners to do their own research and further educate themselves).
Giveaway closes November 30th.
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Cali missed the memo we weren’t taking a serious photo. Or she’s not pleased to be stuck between two clowns who just want to keep frolicking on the trail together #puppylove
This IS why you advocate and create space. Handle the situation and STOP THE ANXIETY. If I didn’t, maverick would have.
A dog, a reactive one, got in mavs space. He didn’t trust I had it under control BECAUSE in the past I let people and dogs into his space. To the point he would advocate by biting, when the situation set him up for it (aka sedation at the vet). I rewarded and created the reactivity. You can SHOW and teach your dog a different way. I tried EVERY other way possible, I had it wrong. Now I have it right 😍🤗.
ADVOCATE for your dogs. If they don’t trust you to handle it, they will.
Hi all! I apologize for my lack of posting the last few days. I’m constantly falling into small phases of little motivation, and trying to bring myself out. I know a lot of other accounts are struggling over engagement and disinterest in their own posts too. So what are your thoughts on instagram potentially hiding the number of likes on posts from accounts other then your own? They’ve been testing it in Canada the past couple days, but it hasn’t hit me yet. The goal is it’s supposed to encourage people to “like” a picture because they genuinely like it, and not because it’s popular. I can see this helping people worry less about how much engagement their post is going to get, and posting more of what you’re proud of, as well as helping smaller accounts get more recognition. That said, it’s also takin something huge out of what instagram is. So what are your thoughts? Would this help the community? Or bring it down?
ootd: Kepler is wearing JADE from @mauveandjo