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How to Modify Your Home to Keep a Senior Yorkie Comfortable
As dogs get older, they can experience discomfort and difficulty with activities they used to love. Everyday tasks like drinking water, jumping on the couch, and taking walks can become frustrating, and even painful. Fortunately, you can help keep your Yorkie happy and healthy in old age by making a few simple changes around the home.
Prevent Problems with Incontinence
Older dogs often have trouble with incontinence which can lead to more frequent accidents inside. Many physical or emotional problems can cause this. For example, diseases like diabetes can cause your dog to drink more water and urinate more often than they used to. Your Yorkie may also suffer from arthritis or other mobility problems that make it difficult for them to make a bathroom trip outside.
Take preventive action to keep your home clean. Lay down puppy pads and cover your dog’s bed with a waterproof liner for easy cleanup. Keep in mind that you may have to train your dog to use the puppy pad as part of their toilet routine. It may also be worth it to install a doggy flap on your door so your dog can go to the bathroom whenever the need arises, and some owners add doggie diapers to their pooch’s wardrobe.
When it comes to lifting odors and stains out of your carpets, HomeAdvisor recommends purchasing an enzymatic cleaner to break down the natural molecules in urine. Hot water extraction cleaning services can also be extremely useful for deep cleaning carpets and eliminating smells.
Set Up a Comfortable Grooming Space
Keeping up with your regular grooming routine is extremely important for the health of your older dog. Yorkies have long hair which can easily get matted, so be sure to keep your dog’s coat brushed and their rear end trimmed. Also, trim the hair between the toes to prevent them from slipping on uncarpeted floors in your home.
Unfortunately, mobility issues, arthritis, and joint pain can make it very difficult for older dogs to stand during long grooming sessions. Consider setting up a comfortable grooming spot in your home where your dog can sit or lay down. A soft, non-slip surface is ideal.
You may also want to buy a few new grooming supplies, like a gentle brush that won’t pull at your dog’s skin. Keep in mind that older dogs have a harder time regulating body temperature. If your Yorkie typically has a shorter haircut, consider maintaining a longer hairstyle during the winter months to keep them warm.
Make Accessibility Modifications
Age-related mobility problems and vision impairments can make navigating the home more difficult for older pups. To make your home more accessible to your dog, American Kennel Club recommends laying down non-slip mats over slick floors and installing ramps along staircases. You may also want to purchase a portable ramp that you can move around the home to help your dog get onto couches or into the car.
If your dog has developed vision problems, consider creating rug paths throughout your home so they can find their way to their bed, water dish, and the door that leads outside. It’s also important to remove things from their path that could cause harm, like tables with sharp corners, and limit access to difficult-to-navigate rooms or stairs with child gates.
Upgrade Your Yorkie’s Bed
Older dogs need soft, supportive beds to relieve pressure from sore joints and prevent stiffness.
Vetinfo recommends orthopedic dog beds for senior dogs. Memory foam beds can be particularly comfortable and cozy for older dogs. Just make sure the bed you choose is big enough that your dog can stretch out completely.
You may also want to move your dog’s bed closer to a heat source in your home and add some blankets that they can snuggle under to stay warm. You can even get heated dog beds! These are ideal for pet owners in colder climates.
Just like humans, the needs of our furry friends change with age. Making a few simple upgrades to your home can do a lot to improve your older dog’s quality of life. As your dog grows older, pay close attention to their health and behavior so you can help ease their transition into their senior years.
Loving pet parents are often concerned about whether they’re making the best feeding decisions for their dogs and cats. Although the ideal diet is different for each animal, learning some general information about pet nutrition can help you make healthy choices for your four-legged family member.
However, this is easier said than done. There's a lot of information out there from a lot of different sources (some better than others), and it's easy to get overwhelmed.
We know a lot goes into deciding what to put in your furry friend’s food bowl, so to make things easier, we’ve outlined some important points for you to consider.
What To Do -- And What To Avoid
For starters, there are some common mistakes that you should avoid, like overfeeding your pet, getting store-bought food full of filler ingredients, and underestimating the importance of a balanced diet. All these factors can potentially lead to health issues down the road.
It’s also important to know which kinds of wholesome foods and supplements you can give your pet. A dietary boost can help get your pal into tip-top shape, depending on his or her nutrition needs.
Another choice pet parents have to make is whether kibble or wet food, homemade cooked food, or raw food is best for their pets. There are pros and cons to every feeding style, and what it really comes down to is what works best for you and your pal.
For instance, store-bought food is convenient, and there are some high-quality formulas out there, but you have to be very careful about finding a reputable brand that uses wholesome ingredients. Homemade cooked or raw diets can be easily customized to address specific heath issues, but it's imperative to include the right amounts of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients (plus, all that prep can be time-consuming and it can get pricey).
Of course, you can choose a combination of multiple eating styles, if that works best (for instance, a diet that's partially home cooked and partially kibble). Remember, the "best" diet isn't just about ingredients ... it's about finding something that fits your budget and lifestyle, too!
At The End Of The Day, It's Up To You!
Our pets’ overall health begins with proper nutrition, just like with us humans. But there is one big difference: our furry friends depend on us to make food decisions for them!
From preparing their meals to making sure their emotional and physical needs are met, it's up to us to keep them as happy and healthy as possible -- and to help them when they're not feeling their best.
You don’t have to be an expert to be a wonderful pet parent. However, you do have to have a little background knowledge about how to care for your companion -- and that includes getting expert help from veterinarians and nutritionists.
But while their help is crucial, at the end of the day, the decisions you make for four-legged friend are ultimately up to you. So, listen to the advice of trusted professionals, do some research, and use your best judgment. Remember: no one knows your pet quite as well as you!
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Lets remember people, as history will reflect the origination of the yorkshire terrier came about due to the clydesdale terrier, the paisley terrier, which two are now extinct, the skye terrier and the airedale. This also broadens an understanding of their different hair textures to the merle and other color recessive gens. Bringing about: merle, chocolate, parti, black, gold, white just to name a few. Making these genetic beauties as much of a pure breed than the parents. 'How could they not be, I once questioned?' Before the wife put me up on game about some registries failing to acknowledge the "truth" to show more favor for the traditional black/tan turn to silver coated yorkies. Okay, their rules are their rules, but to the contrary, champion bloodline is champion bloodline. Red blue black or purple, if the grandparents and the great grandparents were deemed AKC or CKC registered on both sides of the family. Then the Heifers and males are connected alike also favored as truly 100% pure breed. This should automatically grant registry availability within AKC or CKC. Nevertheless, a separate registry was implemented called the APRI. For the merle and other colors of yorkies, in our opinion, this is merely an insult to lower the value of a made champion. We at Moringa Yorkie Terriers have introduced a stronger more vibrant breed of yorkshire terrier striving for change owning stability and pet luxury to its core. With us you'll get what you pay for, if not more! We don't sell under aged, sick, nor abused yorkies! Our teacups weight range comes starting at 4 pounds or less. As for a toy size yorkie, they start off at 5 pounds or more. We provide certificates of pedigree per request which of course will cost more than the standard price. Adoption for 'pet only,' the prices are final and no additional fee's will bee requested once the total is paid...unless shipping or other noted arrangements are implied! As a part of our process for safety and security, we ask all potential pet owner's to fill out our adoption form to give us a briefing of their person and living conditions. Once you return this form to us we'll contact you to explain further deposit details and other need to know information about the fur baby you've chosen. To proceed, on a week to week basis maybe more, videos and photos will be emailed to the buyer as a progress report up and not limited to 9 weeks or when the adoption is deemed safe by the breeder. There are No visiting schedules before pick-up per the curtesy of completing puppy vaccinations and to lesson chances of contaminants of parvovirus, distemper along with other deadly infections. Respectfully we are honored to assist those seeking to add a high valued family member to their home, place of business, their vehicle (while supervised) or just a showcase carry bag to share their extreme elegance with the world.
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(NewsUSA) – Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.The most frequently cited benefits of pet ownership are company, comfort, unconditional love, entertainment and improved mood. In fact, 86 percent of pet owners agree they would be lonelier and less happy without their pet, and 58 percent agree that they would not be as physically healthy without their pet.
The companionship and love provided by a pet can be especially meaningful for those most at risk for isolation. Home Instead found that pet owners who live alone are significantly more likely to report increased benefits of pet ownership.Owning a pet can also be an important factor for seniors deciding where they will live as they age. According to the survey, 82 percent of older adults say they will not consider moving to a senior living community without their pet.While interaction with animals has been shown to improve mental and physical well-being in older adults, research from Home Instead confirms that seniors don’t need to own pets to experience the benefits. Those who regularly interact with, but don’t own, pets report feeling better just spending time with animals owned by family, friends and neighbors.
There are many ways seniors can interact with animals without taking on the responsibility of pet ownership. Here are a few ideas:* Volunteer at a rescue organization or animal shelter. Many rescue organizations and animal shelters could use an extra hand. Seniors can help provide care for animals, including feeding, watering, restocking supplies, washing dishes, walking dogs, cleaning cages and enclosures or socializing with the animals. Volunteers experience the benefits of interacting with pets, and they can provide some care to an animal in need.
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It was two weeks before my 50th birthday.
I was overlooking our back yard only to notice my boy pitbull relieving his morning constitution but not my girl. Therefore, I sandled up, toes exposed for these buff black desert ants to have their way if I’m not quick to get my business done. Half way across my yard, I gives up the call, ‘Jesus Christ’ and my boy stood at attention while posted at his yard gate, but still my girl is a no show. Anxiously reaching their dog house, as I looked in, I could see my girl laying on her back looking pregnant and/or bloated. ‘Come Girl’, I ordered, and my girl struggled to her feet appearing to be poisoned like the last incident. Immediately, we report to the kitchen patio where the wife could get an assessment and a remedy ready for consumption. While we discussed what to use a foul odor reeked from my girl “pitbull” that’s when I got a visual of the blood leaking from her area.
As I flashed back to her 2014 poisoning with hopes to recollect if this bloody deal occurred last time? The wife would confirm that it did. Sending us into action, we blended the same remedy that worked the first time but after a few hours we noticed the swelling going down but the bleeding became intense to the point she was leaking nickel size puddles. For a minute I wondered if our vitamins K was a little under the dosage for her size, nevertheless my futile thoughts became useless when the wife dug up more research on Google defining the different types of cancers dogs can suffer from to the symptoms of (open) Pyometra. Once collecting our thoughts, we realized that we were facing an up hill battle with an infection of the Uterus. Google we have a problem; and like clock work a remedy was given in the form of turmeric root powder, 1000mg vitamin C and Manuka honey. Taking other reviews into consideration, I’ve learned to keep a bottle of amoxicillin on ice. This works great even for the mildest of colds in humans. Adding 250mg of this every 12 hours to this honey mix instantly got the swelling to go down by 90%, even My dogs appetite would turn around for the better, making this another success story but a hard lesson learned.
Author C.Epps II
Here at Moringa Yorkie Terriers, we pride ourselves in the field of love, security, enduring health and a royal yorkie breed prepped for further training as your daily service dog and protective house pet. Conditioned and following the suit of their parents, not to mention their grandparents champion bloodline. At just weeks old, we’ve noticed different attributes personality gifts from litter to litter. Our AKC, CKC, to our APRI registered European bloodline; comes with a historical intelligence added to their showcase look making quality evident. Let’s make no mistake about it though; some Yorkshire Terriers can be high maintenance. You see, there are (3) hair types to the Yorkie breed; (1) The silky coat (2) The wavy coat and (3) The cotton coat. All are hyperallergenic leaving no worries for those with allergies. On the other hand, grooming services to the size poop one is willing to have to deal with can make all the difference in the luxury of having a yorkie. On the issue of too much yapping, we have mellow time enjoying jazz, aroma therapy, to offering plenty of personal attention with “baby-talk” and pet messages.
Taught the first command, ‘No No! We captivate their attention, reward when necessary and chastise with voice and hand gestures. Using two hand claps to signify the No No order, this also gets their attention ready for the next command. A ball toss or told to sit, our grade of Yorkie Terrier comes more than ready to be fully utilized by the finest of family and loved ones. The question is; would a 4 pound tea cup yorkie be the ideal size for you? Or would you rather consider a 5 to 7 pound Toy size which is less expensive and comes with less chance of an injury occurring. Also, with respect for the history of the Yorkshire Terriers health. All glory to our Heavenly Father for continual blessing our yorkies with absolute superb health. Physical after physical, our short list of veterinarians never fail to stroke our ego’s by closing an exam stating, ‘another well loved pup with no signs of genetic defects.’ Welcome to a stronger, healthier and more promising Yorkie breed! Moringa Yorkie Terriers...
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In August of 2014, our pitbull, “Christ” is her name, reported to the patio door appearing to be a drunkard. Realizing, she must have gotten hold to a poisoned rat or a squirrel, I rushed her off to a veterinarian hospital in Riverside. Here I was told by a female veterinarian of the different prices I could choose for various procedures but that there was still no guarantee our family pet would make it out of this alive. To pick the vets mind, I asked, ‘what could I do myself for my dog if I didn’t have the funds to pay them?’ and she would reply, ‘to keep her hydrated, draw out the poison and to change her diet permanently’. Also placing emphasis on giving Christ a shot of antibiotics which only cost $60 bucks or so. I went on and confided in the lady, only to be offered more game on vitamins A thru K, to the hydrating method utilizing pedialyte. Tossing this knowledge back and forth as i head back to the house. The wife phones my cell to get in on the gathered information. And like Johnny on the spot, she had Google voice sounding like the auction guy in the background. Before I could touch back down at the crib, the Mrs. had read up on the killing process of different poisonings. Most are meant to destroy the intestinal tract and immune system causing bleeding out, vomiting, lethargy and a lost of appetite. To counter exactly this, we used pure moringa leaf powder, (1) banana, vitamin K-advanced K2 complex supplement and activated charcoal mixed with pedialyte.
The most important about a poison is to draw it out and keep your pet hydrated. The vitamin K will help the blood to coagulate before the toxins begin to destroy cells and tissue. Trying not to panic due our dogs lack of appetite; the challenge of feeding her orally became a smoothie drink process that had to be administered every 2 hours on the hour. Once spotting signs of an appetite to more wagging of the tail indicating a mood change, we over zealously fed her some chicken strips mixed with her regular dog food. Immediately she relapsed back to the beginning state of the poisoning. In disbelief, upon noticing this, I could only reflect back to old news topics speaking on antibiotics being injected in the food today. Amazing I thought, as the wife and I began to brainstorm further on this issue, we had to admit that Google played a key roll with their never ending search engine results. To make this desperate story final, our girl, “Christ” made a full recovery within days after the initial poisoning only to be in such a detoxed condition, she got pregnant almost immediately and later delivered (7) healthy baby boys.
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