EPISODE 179 | RELEASED August 8, 2022

Providing the Best Care for Senior Dogs | Dr. Mary Gardner

Are the changes in your older dog part of aging, or are they signs of cancer? Dr. Mary Gardner weighs in on how to support senior and geriatric dogs.


Whether your dog is a super senior or a gentle geriatric, she is probably going to experience some issues with cognitive decline, mobility limitations, and chronic pain. These aging challenges are compounded if your older dog also has cancer.

Dr. Mary Gardner has tips on how to tell if your dog is a senior vs. geriatric, the vital importance of regular vet care for mature pups, and evaluating your dog’s quality of life. She also goes into signs of chronic pain and how to assist your dog with getting up and moving around more easily.

Our senior dogs are our best buddies, and there are lots of resources that can help us keep them comfortable and happy.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

It’s Never Long Enough: A practical guide to caring for your geriatric dog book – We may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase something through this link.

Help ‘Em Up Harness

Pet Hospice Journal

Grey Muzzle App

Lap of Love

Lap of Love Support Groups

The Grey Muzzle Organization


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