7 Changes in Your Senior Dog and What You Can Do to Help

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Uncategorized

We can all agree puppies are wonderful, but there’s nothing quite like the sweet soul of an old dog. As your canine companion enters their golden years, it may seem like more of a challenge to keep them comfortable. But when you understand what’s happening in the body and mind of your senior dog, just […]

How to Exercise Your Senior Dog’s Brain

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Medicine, Nutrition & Wellness

You’ve heard that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but we don’t believe that for a second. In fact, it turns out that the key to slowing cognitive decline in your senior dog is exactly that: teaching them new tricks. Recent research by psychologist Norton W. Milgram at the University of Toronto shows […]

Your Top 5 Questions About Arthritis Answered

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Joint Health

              If your dog is suffering from arthritis, you are probably aware that there is a lot of information out there. A quick Google search for “arthritis in dogs” produces a whopping 63 million results in under a second! This is no surprise, as dog arthritis is one of the […]

Pet Proofing Your House For Arthritic Dogs

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Joint Health

The carefree run that becomes a slow shuffle… the defeated look at the bottom of the stairs… the deep groans when settling into bed… the signs of arthritis in an older dog are enough to tug at any loving pet parent’s heart. It can be easy to feel helpless as you observe the things your […]

How to Keep Your Senior Dog Cool in the Summer Heat + Pupsicle Recipe

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Uncategorized

How to Keep Your Senior Dog Cool in the Summer Heat + Pupsicle Recipe Summer is here, the mercury is rising, and your old dog is definitely feeling it. When it’s hot outside, it’s especially important to protect senior pets from soaring temperatures. Older dogs have special needs, and as they age, they become more […]

5 Summer Activities That Help Combat Your Dog’s Joint Pain

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized

5 Summer Activities That Help Combat Your Dog’s Joint Pain Think your arthritic dog can’t enjoy some summer fun in the sun? Think again! In fact, there are several summer activities that can actually help your dog’s joint pain. When it comes to exercising an arthritic dog, the key word to keep in mind is balance. […]

3 Common Causes of Gradual Onset Limping in Dogs

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Uncategorized

  3 Common Causes of Gradual Onset Limping in Dogs You’ve noticed your dog is limping – a gradual hobble that has developed over time – and you’re wondering “What should I do?” Maybe it’s a small limp that’s always there, an on-again/off-again limp, or a limp that seems to be worse in the morning, […]

Top 10 Nutrients Dogs Need for Healthy Joints 

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Uncategorized

  The Top 10 Nutrients Dogs Need for Healthy Joints  There’s more to keeping your dog’s joints healthy than just glucosamine. Whether you have a younger dog and are ready to get proactive about taking care of their joints (good job dog mom/dad!) or have an elderly pup who is starting to slow down from […]

Tick-Borne Diseases That Destroy Joints: How to Protect Your Dog

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Medicine, Nutrition & Wellness

  Tick-Borne Diseases That Destroy Joints: How to Protect Your Dog Spring is in full swing, which means warmer weather, longer days, and more outdoor adventures with your pup. It also means tick season is upon us. Most conscientious dog owners will give their pup a once-over for ticks after a trail run or a […]

How to Help Your Dog’s Joints with Heat Alone + DIY Heating Pad

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Medicine, Rehabilitation, Surgery

How to Help Your Dog’s Joints with Heat Alone + DIY Heating Pad As a veterinarian, I often hear the same question from pet parents who are wondering how to best help their dog suffering from sore joints: “Should I use ice or heat?” So I decided to clear things up once and for all. […]