Senior Dog Tips

When does an adult dog become a senior dog? How can you help your old dog live a longer, happier life? Here’s everything you need to know about senior dog ages, behaviors, and issues — including toys & food for dogs with no teeth, how to care for blind and deaf dogs, how to deal with dog incontinence, and other important tips for living with and caring for an older dog.

Senior dogs have different nutritional needs as they begin to slow down. photo by normanack on Flickr

As dogs age, their nutritional needs change. To keep your dog healthy through old age, you'll need to adjust your dog's diet. Here's how senior dog foods meet a senior dog's needs.

My Pomeranian/Yorkie dog is 18 years old and he's lost all of his teeth. Here's how we got through the painful periods when he was losing his teeth and having difficulty eating. Plus tips for caring for a dog with no teeth.

Our aging dog is still in reasonably good health and not suffering from many aches and pains, but his navigational skills have been reduced to what he can smell. With doggie cataracts and acute hearing loss that has eliminated most of our ability to communicate with him, he still seems to get around the house with little trouble.

As dogs age, they face the same physical problems that most elderly people find themselves dealing with, including incontinence. Our 18-year-old dog, Rascal, is no exception. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help maintain your sanity when you have an incontinent dog...

It can be difficult to train an older dog not to pee or poop in the house. 5 important things to consider when housebreaking an adult dog (including how to housebreak a dog when you're busy and away from home a lot).