Afador / Afgahn Lab (Afgan Hound X Lab) Affenhuahua (Chiuahua X Affenpinscer) Affenpinscher Afghan Hound Airedale Terrier Akbash Akita Akita Chow (Akita x Chow Chow) Akita Pit (Akita x American Pit Bull Terrier) Akita Shepherd Alaskan Klee Kai Alaskan Malamute American Bulldogs American English Coonhoud American Eskimo Dog American Fox Hound American Hairless Terrier American Leopard Hound American Pit Bull Terrier American Pugabull ( American Bull Terreier X Pug) American Staffordshire Terrier American Water Spaniel Anatolian Shepherd Appenzeller Sennehunde Augie (Australian Shepherd x Corgi) Aussie Doodle (Australian Shepherd X Poodle) Aussie Pom ( Australian Shepherd X Pomeranian) Aussiedors Australian Shepherd X Lab Australian Cattledodg Kelpie & Kelpie Cross Australian Retriever (Australian Shepherd X Golden Retriever) Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd Husky Australian Shepherd Pit Bull Australian Silky Terrier Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Australian Terrier Basenji Bassador (Basset Hound X Labrador Retriever) Basset Hound Basset Retriever Beabull Beagle Bearded Collie Bedlington Terrier Belgian Sheepdog Belgian Shepherd (Malinois) Belgian Tervuren Bermasco Shepherd Berndoodle Bernese Mountain Dog Bichon Frise Black and Tan Coonhound Black Russian Terrier Blackmouthed Cur Dog Bloodhound Blue Lacy Bluetick Coonhound Boerboel Bohemian Shepherd Bologenese Dog Border Collie Border Sheepdog Border Terrier Bordoodle (Border Collie x Poodle) Borzoi Boston Terrier Bouvier des Flandres Boxer Boxerdoodle / Boxerpoo (Boxer x Poodle) Boykin Spaniel Bracco Italiano Briard Brittany Brussels Griffin Bull Mastif Bull Terrier Bulldog Cairn Terrier Cane Corso Cardigan Welsh Corgi Caucasian Shepherd Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel X Bichon Frise) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavoodle ( Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Poodle) Central Asian Shepherd Dog Cesky Terrier Chesapeake Bay Retiriever Chihuahua Chilier / Cavachi (Chihuahua x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) Chinese Crested Dog Chinese Shar-Pei Chinook Chow Chow Clumber Spaniel Cocker Spaniel Collie Cotton de Tulear Curly Coated Retriever Dachshund Dalmation Dandie Dinmont Terrier Daniff (English Mastiff X Great Dane) Deutscher Wachtelhund Doberman Pinscher Dogue de Bordeaux Dutch Shepherd English Cocker Spaniel English Foxhound English Settter English Springer Spaniel English Staffordshire Terrier English Toy Spaniel English Toy Terrier Entlebucher Mountain Dog Estrela Mountain Dog Eurasier Field Spaniel Finnish Lapphund Flat Coated Retriever Fox Terrier French Bulldog French Spaniel German Shepherd German Shorthaired Pointer German Spitz German Wirehaired Pointer Glen of Imaal Terrier Golden Retriever Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever X Poodle) Gordon Setter Great Dane Greyhound Hamiltonstovare Harrier Havenese Hungarian Visler Ibizan Hound Irish Red and White Setter Irish Setter Irish Terrier Irish Water Spaneil Irish Wolfhound Italian Greyhound Jack Russell Terrier Japanese Chin Japenese Spitz Karelian Bear Dog Keesond Kerry Blue Terrier Komondor Kuvasz Labrabor Retriever Labradoodle (Labradoor Retiever x Poodle) Lagotto Romgnolo Lakeland Terrier Leonberger Lhasa Apso Lowchen Maltese & Maltese Cross Maltese Shih Tzu Manchester Terrier Maremma Sheepdog Mastiff Miniature Pinscher Miniature Schnauzer Neapolitan Mastiff Newfoundland Norfolk Terrier Norwegian Buhund Norwegian Elkhound Norwich Terrier Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Old English Sheepdog Otterhound Papillon Parson Jack Russell Terrier Pekinese Pembroke Welsh Corgi Peruvian Hairless Dog Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Pharaoh Hound Picardy Shepherd Pointer Polish Lowland Sheepdog Pomeranian Poochon (Poodle X Bichon Frise) Poodle Portugese Water Dog Portuguese Podego Pequeneo Pug Puli Pumi Pyrenean Mastiff Pyrenean Mountain Dog Pyrenrean Sheep Dog Rodesian Ridgeback Rottweiler Russian Black Terrier Russian Toy Terrier Saint Bernard Saluki Samoyd Schnauzer Sealyham Terrier Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) Shiba Inu Shih Tzu Siberian Husky Skye Terrier Sloughi Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Sottish Terrier Spanish Mastiff Spinone Italiano Staffodshire Bull Terrier Sussex Spaniel Sweedish Lapphund Sweedish Vallhund Tibetan Mastiff Tibetan Spaniel Tibetan Terrier Vizla Weimaranar Welsh Springer Spaniel Welsh Terrier West Highland White Terrier Whippet Whippet Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican Hairless Dog) Yorkshire Terrier

Dr Katrina’s Tips on How to Care for Senior Dogs

One of the most challenging parts of owning and loving a dog is watching them age quicker than us humans, but recognising that your dog is a ‘senior’ is the first step to preventative health care. There is considerable breed variation in the ageing process as smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger breeds. Dogs under 10kg are considered senior at about eight years, medium dogs around seven years and dogs over 40kgs are senior from six.  

As your dog ages, watch for changes in behaviour that could indicate underlying age-related diseases such as; 

  • Change in appetite
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Excessive thirst and/or urination
  • Difficulty rising, climbing stairs or getting into the car
  • Loss of housetraining
  • The appearance of lumps or bumps
  • Bad breath or bleeding gums
  • Diarrhoea or vomiting
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Confusion or disorientation

Some of the more common health issues in older pets include

  • kidney, liver and cardiovascular disease
  • prostate disease and testicular cancer
  • diabetes
  • arthritis and degenerative joint disease
  • cognitive problems

Once your dog is a senior, I recommend having a vet check-up twice a year as early detection of diseases is essential to help your pet maintain its quality of life.

 Your vet may recommend a change in diet as an older dog needs a diet that is lower in calories, protein and fat but higher in fibre. Many older dogs gain weight because of decreased activity levels, but being overweight predisposes pets to heart disease and diabetes and places unnecessary strain on hips and joints.

Hemp Mobility Aid


Like us, dogs suffer from sore muscles and joints for different reasons. Our Hemp Mobility Aid is a unique and natural blend of pure Australian hemp seed oil, hemp powder, New Zealand green lip mussel, collagen, magnesium, and turmericProfessionally formulated to support the maintenance of your dog’s mobility.  Key ingredients include fatty acids, vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C which has a role in in maintaining healthy cartilage, tendons and bone and Magnesium which maintains general metabolism and the formation of bone. Our Hemp Mobility Aid is boosted with collagen to support optimal vitality and wellbeing.  


Degenerative Joint Disease, also called osteoarthritis, is one of the most common progressive conditions in dogs and can occur as a result of hip dysplasia, joint fractures, and cruciate ligament disease.   Speak with your vet about treatment options to slow down the degenerative changes and manage pain. Supplements such as Houndztooth’s Hemp Mobility Aid is a natural blend of beneficial ingredients, including Australian hemp seed, NZ green lip mussel, bovine collagen, magnesium, Vitamin C, turmeric and spirulina. It has been professionally formulated and may help manage joint inflammation in dogs and improve mobility to offer your dog a better lifestyle. Boosted natural salmon flavour means it won’t be difficult to supplement in your dog’s food. To find out more on how to help manage arthritis in dogs here.

Houndztooth’s Hemp Seed Oil offers many benefits for dogs.  High in natural antioxidants and Omega 3, 6 & 9, which may also help to reduce inflammation as well as improving your dog’s skin, coat, gut health and overall wellbeing.

Hemp Seed Oil

Discover the secret to your dog’s optimal health. Our 100% cold pressed human grade pure hemp seed oil is all natural and sustainably sourced from Australian hemp seed for your dog’s optimal health, skin & coatOur hemp seed oil is high in antioxidants and is nature’s perfect balance of Omega 3, 6 & 9.   A balance of these fats work harmoniously in your dog’s body and are vital for your dog’s wellbeing.  

It is important to be very gentle when grooming your older dog as their skin becomes delicate, and they often have sore areas. Grooming time provides an excellent opportunity to clip nails, clean ears and feel them over for sores and lumps. Use a conditioning spray such as Houndztooth’s Charlie’s Blend No.3 Conditioning Spray & Deodoriser to help make the grooming process easier on your dog and prevent tugging and tangles.

Charlie’s Blend No.3 Value Pack Shampoo and Conditioning & Deodoriser Spray

Charlie’s blend grooming collection is specifically formulated to revitalise and balance your dog’s skin and coat. Low-irritant goat milk and oatmeal natural dog shampoo carefully formulated with Australian almond oil and green tea essential oil. Charlie’s favourite A silkening sensation For the love of dogs The Value Duo Pack: 1 x Charlie’s Blend No.3 Dog Shampoo 500ml 1 x Charlie’s Blend No.3 Conditioning & Deodoriser Spray 250ml.      
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