October 3, 2018
tiny yorkshire terrier peeking out of a wastebasket

My Name Is Moses

September 18, 2018
small black dog with canine cognitive dysfunction facing wall

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction: What You Need To Know

June 4, 2018
Sniffing as enrichment activity. Senior rat terrier sniffing a tire.

Six Fun Enrichment Activities for a Dog with Dementia

My rat terrier Cricket lived to be about 17 and had dementia since she was 14 or 15. As her cognitive abilities decreased, I was still […]
May 21, 2018
green fluid in six flasks in a row

6 Reasons NOT to Give CBD Oil to Your Dog with Dementia

The plant cannabis, which provides both hemp and marijuana, has a complex chemical makeup. Besides providing many practical products in the hemp form, it contains more […]
May 2, 2018
rat terrier with dementia sitting awkwardly under a chair

Stages of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Canine cognitive dysfunction is a disease that is caused by brain changes in aging dogs. It’s similar to Alzheimer’s. A recent study identified three stages in […]
February 1, 2018
large dark colored mixed breed dog

Eevon and April: Best Friends from Day One Until the Last

Guest post by April Franklin This is my own tale about my beautiful girl Eevon Rose Franklin. Eevon came to me from a pet store at […]
November 6, 2017
tri-color rat terrier sleeping surrounded by pillows to keep her from rolling off bed

Poop in My Pocket: Life With an Old, Old Dog

This story is from 2012 when Cricket was still with me, previously published on eileenanddogs.com. The very first thing I do every morning when I wake […]
October 25, 2017
small, elderly rat terrier with her head on a pillow

Euthanizing My Dog With Dementia: The Dreaded Choice

Cricket was my familiar, my baby, my little soulmate. We chose each other and stuck together like glue. Adopting a Middle-Aged Dog When I got Cricket […]
October 4, 2017
older dog gazing into camera

Life Expectancy of Dogs with Dementia