Looking at Sasha I know she is getting older, and I have heard big dogs don’t live as long as smaller dogs. My experience has been a lot depends on how the pet is cared for, especially on a daily basis. So you can imagine my interest in an article in City Dog Magazine latest edition. Care for a Senior Dog Written by Nadine M. Rosin www.citydogmagazine.com/Seattle
The articles follows the in’s and out’s of the life with Buttons who lived to be 19, and is written from Button’s BF perspective. Buttons survived cancer and other diseases in large part to the care and supervision of her best friend. Nadine Rosin knows more about elder or senior dog care than anyone I know from her writing. However, the most important thing I learned from the article is how a human really loving a FFBF can provide the best home ever.
We all love and want the best for our pets, and we try to help that happen. Sometimes it is hard to look at another pet and know that is not what is being done for this pet. Unless it is true abuse or neglect we can actually do little. Most of us, try very hard to take care of our pets as though they were our FFBF. And if that means we take them to the vet when there is a health need, this is what we do. And if that should mean providing a special diet for a pet that is ill, that is what we do.
I am sure each of you has done the same. And that is why, this article is so special. The author just wanted the best for dog Buttons. I hope you will read it and look at alternatives when living with your senior dog.