Like dementia in humans, older dogs can develop a neurodegenerative condition known as canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCDS). According to Dr. Brian Gray Barnett, a veterinarian with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the Dog Aging Project research team, “One study found that 28% of 11- to 12-year-old dogs and … Continue reading Signs of Cognitive Decline in Senior Dogs
This sweet little face belongs to Tinker Bell! Recently Tinker Bell began showing signs of pain and she stopped eating. Her veterinarian suspected pancreatitis. Unfortunately, Tinker Bell's family has been stuggling through these difficult times and had to file for bankruptcy. They were unable to afford the costs associated with a proper diagnosis or treatment. … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Tinker Bell
The 5 A’s Animal Shelter in Godfrey, Illinois was home to a 14 year old Pitbull mix named Wiggles for 11 years. Her long stay at the shelter came to an end recently, when a couple from Missouri read a story about Wiggles and decided to give this sweet pup a home. The couple had … Continue reading Wiggles the Dog Adopted After 11 Years in Animal Shelter
Duke is a sweet eleven year old pup who lives with his mom and dad (plus an assortment of other animal pals) on a ranch. Poor Duke was attacked by a coyote while outside and sustained serious injuries. Duke's family fundraised on their own and were able to afford his initial emergency surgery. Unfortunately, his … Continue reading Meet Duke, A FACE and Grey Muzzle Org Success Story!
“Slower, Shorter, Sadder” is the title of a study of English dog owners who describe how their walks have changed after a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in their dogs. The development of canine osteoarthritis can lead to big changes in dog walking routines. Most of the owners surveyed reported that before the diagnosis, walking distance, speed, … Continue reading How Daily Walks Change When Your Dog Has Osteoarthritis