The Gift of a Gray Muzzle: Active Care For Senior Dogs by Kathy Sdao

The Gift of a Gray Muzzle: Active Care For Senior Dogs
Kathy Sdao

Presented by: Kathy Sdao, MA, ACAAB and Lori Stevens, CPDT-KA, SAMP

Lori, a Senior Tellington TTouch® practitioner and Kathy, a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, share a deep love for senior dogs. They’ve combined their decades of animal-care expertise to teach this custom-designed workshop which welcomed as participants a small group of senior dogs and their caregivers. Lori and Kathy’s goal is to empower you to joyfully and actively engage with and support your aging dog. Watch these experienced professionals share several methods to keep your dog's mind and body agile and strong. They also discuss many ideas for making everyday life easier for your senior dog. The result is a dog who is more competent and confident in the face of physical and cognitive challenges and who has additional opportunities for staying healthy.

Workshop Agenda:

Lori: Defining & Observing Seniorhood
Kathy: Kindle the Spark of Life
Lori: Everyday Life with Seniors
Kathy: Maximize Emotional Resilience
Lori: Touching & Wrapping
Kathy: Expect Changes in Compliance
Lori: Movement & Conditioning
Kathy: Keep Them Eating
Kathy: Let Us Play
Lori: Thoughts on Life's Final Transition
Discussion/Q & A

Topics include:

Effects of aging and what you can expect
Various healthcare options that complement mainstream veterinary care
TTouch bodywork and wrapping techniques, including leg and body wraps
Strategies for minimizing age-related anxiety and maximizing emotional resilience
Methods for modifying cues to accommodate sensory limitations
Movement and conditioning exercises that benefit seniors
Games to keep mind and body active
Help for senior dogs who have difficulty standing up or climbing stairs
Tips for dealing with loss of appetite
Considerations regarding end-of-life decisions

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