Senior Dogs

We all love our dogs.  But seniors hold a special place in our hearts.  Their muzzle is turning grey, they’re a bit slow to get up, and can’t move like they used to.  But the tail never stops wagging when you're around.  We know aging is a normal process, but we feel so helpless. However, there are things we can do to help our dogs age gracefully and to help manage their pain.  A well-rounded exercise program with minimal impact on aging joints can give your senior dog a new lease on life!

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Petra Ford
Marino and Kari - Retired Seeing Eye Dogs

Marino and Kari are both retired Seeing Eye dogs.  These dogs work hard providing an invaluable service to those in need.  Marino was getting ready to retire.  His owner took him to the vet for a check-up only to discover he had a large tumor in his mouth.  They removed the tumor but the prognosis was grim.  They only gave him three to six months to live. 

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Meet Alphie!

Alphie is a six-month old Labrador Retriever puppy in the Puppies Behind Bars Program. Over the years I have given multiple in-services on puppy and adult conditioning and have donated conditioning equipment to the program. The staff and puppy raisers are always incredibly receptive and work hard to ensure the puppies are successful.

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The National Obedience Championship was held March 25 and 26 in Perry, Georgia.  The top obedience dogs in the country must qualify to receive an invitation to compete in this prestigious event.  It is a grueling competition.  Saturday starts with 140 dogs.  Each dog competes in 8 rings.  The top 50 teams move on to the second round on Sunday morning. 

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Puppy Abandoned In North Bergen Makes Remarkable Recovery

After seeing several veterinarians, doctors found Bruno suffered from severe malnutrition and was likely paralyzed from being kept in a small crate with no bedding. Bruno eventually ended up at Aqua Dog Rehabilitation where the team agreed to work on him pro-bono.

“Honestly, we looked at each other and were not sure if we could really help him,” Petra Ford said.

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