Caring for a senior dog

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 […]
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 […]
September 20, 2017
elderly dachshund in a colorful vest sniffing treats out of a snuffle mat

Snuffle Mats: Great Enrichment for Senior Dogs

Snuffle mats are one of the easiest food toys for dogs to learn how to interact with. And if my dogs are typical, snuffle mats are […]
August 17, 2017
Suus, a wirehaired dachshund, standing on tree roots

Suus: The Rescued Dachshund Who Found Her True Home

Guest post by Nadia Hermans from Belgium in which she tells the story of her dachshund Suus, a former mill dog who is doing great at […]