Many older people who are looking for a dog breed want smaller, but very affectionate dogs. We have selected below the best dog breeds that are all-around friendly and loving, and come in a small size (typically less than 18-20 pounds).
Dr. Winnie earned a Master in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria's Veterinary School. She is a full-time Veterinarian specializing in internal medicine for companion animals.
Dogs and humans can experience weight changes with age. Some dogs gain weight because they are less active and spend more time sleeping. However, other dogs lose weight with age. Weight loss in senior dogs [...]
As an emergency veterinarian, I see my fair share of dental emergencies. I have witnessed countless dogs with broken jaws, avulsed teeth, or broken teeth. Just the other day, a dog presented to me after [...]
You may notice your dog licking his paws on occasion. This is often just part of his everyday grooming routine; however excessive licking can be a sign of something more serious. Allergies, wounds or injuries, [...]
As a veterinarian, I have neutered hundreds of dogs. Neutering (and spaying) goes a long way in preventing unwanted pets and decreasing the stray dog population. It also helps prevent certain health conditions and can [...]
Unfortunately I see dogs affected by Hemangiosarcoma far more frequently than I would like to in my practice. What can start as very vague signs of lethargy and tiredness can quickly progress into more sinister [...]
Diarrhea is one of the most common complaints that I face as an emergency veterinarian. Dogs are notorious for getting into trouble by eating things they shouldn’t. As pet owners, we are often guilty of [...]