Suus: The Rescued Dachshund Who Found Her True Home

Suus, a wirehaired dachshund, standing on tree roots

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 the age of 17. When I saw Nadia’s photo of Suus in her custom stroller, I had to know more! Nadia kindly shared Suus’ story–Eileen Anderson   How Suzanne […]

Teaching an Old Dog How to Play with a Food Toy

Senior rat terrier getting food out of food toy

You can teach an old dog a new trick, and you might be surprised how much she enjoys it! Research studies suggest that one thing that can slow the course of dementia is for senior dogs to have a lot of enrichment in their lives. In the laboratory studies, the enrichment consisted of getting exercise, social time with […]

Causes of Dementia and Dementia-Like Conditions in Dogs

Older white German Shepherd on vet exam table

Age related cognitive decline is not the only condition that causes dementia in dogs. Some other conditions that can cause dementia include: brain tumors; brain trauma or other acute injury; encephalitis from various causes; tick-borne diseases; and liver abnormalities. You can consult the Merck Manual online for more information on these, but please also take your dog […]