Hi there, and welcome to the Old Dogs, New Tricks website. As an animal advocate and dog owner, providing a life full of engagement and enrichment for my dogs has been one of my top priorities. Many dog owners feel the same way that I do, and rightly so.
Thirteen years ago, I became the owner of a beautiful Golden Retriever puppy named Keira, and she completely changed my life for the better.
It was my responsibility to make sure that her life, no matter how long, was as productive and happy as possible. Keira was an active canine, but as the years passed, that activity, combined with genetics and old age, began to catch up with her. I was faced with the challenge of trying to find out what methods, if any, I could find to help her maintain her livelihood and her dignity as she aged.
A Multi-Pronged Approach
Keira was a dog who loved to run, fetch, and swim. Walking a few miles with her every day was a joy and the basis of the loving bond that developed between us.
But when she was four years old, Keira had a freak accident: while playing fetch, she suffered a fibrocartilaginous embolism (a stroke). Her back leg was paralyzed, and she went through intensive physical therapy to learn to walk again. Genetics also gifted Keira with hip dysplasia, a common condition in large dogs, and age brought on arthritis. How could I keep my dog active and happy as she got older?
The answer was multiple therapies, better diet, and supplements. But finding the right kinds of supplements was difficult and confusing. What information was real and accurate? What information was being pushed by a company that wanted to make a sale? I spent significant time researching information to find what therapies would be best for my dog.
Let’s give all senior and injured dogs a better, fuller life.
I want to help other dog owners give their older or injured dogs a chance to be happy and maintain a healthy level of activity. Keira lived to be twelve years old despite her injuries, medical conditions, and arthritis. Proper supplements were part of that process, and she was able to continue swimming regularly and take short walks until the week she passed away.
Give your dog the gift of a lifetime.
Old Dogs, New Tricks will help guide you in choosing the proper supplements to give your senior dog a new “leash on life.” This website provides you with up-to-date information on researched products to help eliminate the guesswork involved with purchasing supplements for your dog. Like my beloved Keira, I want your dog to live the longest, fullest, happiest life that she can.
Need assistance or have a question? Feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
Old Dogs, New Tricks