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Taking Care of Older Dogs

SONY DSCWhere do the years go? Our best friends seem so young until they start having trouble getting around. Our German Shepherd could chase sticks all over the yard, for hours, until large fleshy lumps started to grow on his abdomen. Those tumors got in the way of his walking and we constantly had to right him before he could start moving forward.

Nevertheless, he would slowly make his way to the outside perimeter of our property and “patrol.” He could still bark at deer and squirrels, he just couldn’t chase them anymore. We tried putting him in a wheelbarrow to help him patrol, but he was uncomfortable with the unsteadiness of the vehicle.

We got him a pet stroller, which allowed him to get a taste of the outdoors. He could sit up tall and still survey the property, he just couldn’t choose his path.

Most of us do our best to treat older dogs with as much care, love and respect as we did when they were younger and self-sufficient. The following video is an example of doing our best for our best buddies.



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