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Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health How to Manage the Symptoms of Canine Arthritis
If you have an older dog who has started to slow down on walks and has difficulty getting up and down the stairs, arthritis may be the culprit. According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in five dogs suffers from canine arthritis. This disease, most commonly seen in older dogs, can affect the legs, hips, back, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dealing-with-canine-arthritis/ | April 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Rally Meet the Oldest Dog Competing in the 2019 AKC Rally National Championship
If you’re the owner of a senior dog, you might think your dog sports days are behind you. But participating in dog sports with your dog can provide mental and physical exercise, the thrill of competition, and a chance for you both to have fun. With veterinarian approval, there are still many sports you and your dog can participate in. In […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/meet-oldest-dog-rally-championship-2019/ | March 11, 2019
Expert Advice: Obedience Meet the Oldest Dog Competing in the 2019 National Obedience Championship
If you’re the owner of a senior dog, you might think your dog sports days are behind you. But participating in dog sports with your dog can provide mental and physical exercise, the thrill of competition, and a chance for you both to have fun. With veterinarian approval, there are still many sports you and your dog can participate in. In […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/meet-oldest-dog-obedience-championship-2019/ | March 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Agility Meet the Oldest Dog Competing in the 2019 National Agility Championship
If you’re the owner of a senior dog, you might think your dog sports days are behind you. But participating in dog sports with your dog can provide mental and physical exercise, the thrill of competition, and a chance for you both to have fun. With veterinarian approval, there are still many sports you and your dog can participate in. In […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/meet-oldest-dog-agility-championship-2019/ | March 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Knowing When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Pet
The overwhelming joy of having pets is unfortunately accompanied by the inevitable sadness that comes with ending their lives. As humans, sometimes feeling like parents, we must be witness to the death of our family member, our pet, our “child” as it often feels. And unlike the movies, rarely is it that they gently fall “asleep” […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/knowing-time-say-goodbye-pet/ | February 26, 2019
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Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health How to Provide Your Senior Dog With Proper Exercise
As our pets age, their mobility is likely going to decline. But this doesn’t mean our senior dogs don’t require any exercise. In fact, maintaining an active lifestyle will help decrease the onset of ailments, such as arthritis and muscle loss. Although your older dog might not be chasing the ball as fast or as […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/provide-senior-dog-proper-exercise/ | January 18, 2019
Expert Advice: News Golden Retriever Senior Sanctuary Rebuilds After Hurricane Harvey
  A senior rescue retirement community for Golden Retrievers in Houston, Texas is rebuilding after being ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, Click2Houston reports. Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS) has a main house and an enormous backyard for the senior and special needs Goldens to roam free. But when the flooding from Hurricane Harvey ensued, it […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/golden-retriever-senior-sanctuary-rebuilds-after-hurricane-harvey/ | September 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Socialize Your Senior Dog
Adding a new pet to your family can be a balancing act, and if you already have a senior dog, the challenges can be even more significant. Older dogs can be set in their ways and less tolerant of the antics of a new dog or cat entering their household. Here are some tips to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/introducing-new-pet-to-senior-dog/ | August 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Preventing Obesity in Senior Dogs
Like the humans who care for them, dogs are not exempt from the battle of the bulge; they, too, struggle with weight gain and the health problems that come along with carrying around extra pounds. “Dogs of all ages can suffer from severe health problems when carrying excess weight,” says Adria Lafferty, master trainer at […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/preventing-obesity-in-senior-dogs/ | June 12, 2017
Expert Advice: Advanced Training The Importance of Training Your Senior Dog
Chances are, when you first got your dog, you spent many hours training new behaviors and teaching him the rules of your household. Now that your dog is a senior, training might be the furthest thing from your mind. After all, isn’t good behavior one of the benefits of an older dog? Well, continuing or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/training-your-senior-dog/ | April 21, 2017

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