Caring For a Mature Dog

Caring For a Mature Dog

Guest Author Dog Training


There is more to caring for a mature dog than you might think. Here you will learn about some of the things you should take into account if your “best friend” is into middle age.


Your faithful friend has been with you for quite a few years now and is just starting to show a little bit of age. Nothing serious, and there are still many miles left on the clock, but should you start to treat your dog differently. Here are a few ideas to help you prolong your dog's active life

Allergic Dermatitis in Our Dogs

My Poke has Allergies

our dog poke has allergiesIf you have spent time on my blog, you know my dog Poke, she is 13 years old and developing skin conditions such as allergic dermatitis.

Allergic Dermatitis is when your dog is allergic to something he or she comes into contact within their environment. Some of these allergens are grass, weeds, hay, trees, mold and fleas. My little Poke lives on a farm and is around a lot more than suburb dogs.

Do Dogs Need Minerals or Just Like Dirt?

What Minerals Are

french bulldogBefore we can answer the questions does our dog need minerals we must first learn what minerals are and how they help our pets.

Dogs need several different kinds of nutrients to survive: amino acids from proteins, fatty acids and carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water. Let's take a look at minerals.

Minerals are important for your dog's body to stay healthy. Their body uses minerals for many different jobs, such as building bones, making hormones and regulating their heartbeat.

Minerals their body needs in include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chlorine and sulfur. Their body needs just small amounts of trace minerals such as iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride and selenium.

The best way to give minerals to your pets is offering a wide variety of food. In some cases, your Veterinarian may recommend a mineral supplement for your dog.