Stress can prevent treatments from working well, but you can fix that. Learn ways to increase quality of life for dogs with cancer at home, for free.
There are lots of things that you can do to help your dog feel happy and fulfilled, and to increase the human-animal bond. Here are some of the things we talk about in this episode:
2. Playing with toys
5. Treats and special snacks
6. Emotional management exercises
8. Scent games
10. Environmental enrichment
Links Mentioned in this Show:
Dog walking – the health benefits https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/dog-walking-the-health-benefits
The Benefits of Walking Your Dog https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/the-benefits-of-walking-your-dog
How to Meditate with Your Dog https://mauimedia.com/titles/how-to-meditate-with-your-dog/
The Dog Cancer Survival Guide https://dogcancerbook.com/
How to Clicker Train a Dog 101 article
Providing the Best Care for Senior Dogs podcast episode
7:28 Rehabilitation Therapy
8:46 New Toys
10:20 Eye Gazing and Oxytocin
23:59 Cheat Days
27:22 Life Story and Gratitude Exercise
32:11 Training Time
36:20 Hide and Seek
38:25 Active Brains
41:06 Scent Games
About Today’s Guest, Kate Basedow, LVT:
Kate Basedow is the associate producer of Dog Cancer Answers and writes and edits for DogCancer.com. Kate grew up training and showing dogs, and her passion for canines has affected all parts of her life. She earned a BA in English from Cornell University and an AAS in Veterinary Science from SUNY Delhi, and is a licensed veterinary technician in the state of New York. Her writing on dog-related topics has earned numerous awards from the Dog Writers’ Association of America and the Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers. Kate currently serves and adores two Belgian Tervuren and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
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This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold.
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