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8 Ways To Care For Your Elderly Dog

Posted by Courtney Emken on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 09:02 AM

Many people think dogs have to be 12-13 years old  to be considered an “old dog”, but some dogs depending on their breed, weight, and other factors can be considered elderly as early as the age of seven.

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Topics: Older Dogs, dog boarding, dog care

The Final Days: How to Know When It's Time to Say Goodbye

Posted by Courtney Emken on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 @ 14:02 PM

Four years ago on a cool grey winter’s morning, the sky was hinting at drizzle and the phone in my pocket began to vibrate. I was startled and slightly irritated by the interruption and reluctantly reached in and pulled it out. It read “MOM” illuminated brightly on the cold black screen. When my mom calls it is rarely anything bad, rather, it is normal mom stuff:  “I miss you.”  “How are the grands?” “Did you hear…?” "Did you know…?”, but when it starts with “I have a question for you.”  I have an instant mix of emotion. On the one hand, I realize I am a man with wisdom and knowledge and I know things my mom does not.  On the other hand, I’m scared because of the exact same reason.  It started to drizzle. I couldn’t hear it, but I could see the tiny drops begin to converge on my car.

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Topics: Older Dogs, death of a dog

Dog Boys and Dog Girls Love Senior Dogs

Posted by Courtney Emken on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 @ 16:03 PM

At DogBoy's Dog Ranch, we believe that senior dogs deserve a little extra care during their boarding and day care visits. Senior dogs, also lovingly called "Oldies" often have different needs than our younger, more playful pups.  Here are just a handful of ways we go the extra mile with our geriatric dogs:

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Topics: Boarding, Older Dogs

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