New dog, old tricks

First day/ week:

Get a thorough health check

The first course of action is a thorough health check-up at the vet. This should at least include blood tests (kidney and liver values included), dental and physical examination. Photo by Laura Paraschivescu on Unsplash

Buy them what they need

Waiting to shop for your dog until they’re home allows you to buy them things suited to their specific requirements. Photo by Komarov Egor 🇺🇦 on Unsplash

Allow them to settle in

Your dog will take a few months to settle in. We thought June was debarked until a few weeks after her adoption, when she almost yelled at us for some prawn fried rice!

Going forward:

Optimise their diet

A fresh, balanced diet with meat, fish, organs, veggies and other beneficial ingredients has a tremendous impact on your senior dog’s health, both internally as well as externally

Pay attention to their activity and health

A senior dog may not be able to do as much as they used to, but it is important to keep them physically and mentally active within the realm of their comfort. Photo by Linoleum Creative Collective on Unsplash

Spend time with them

As your dog begins trusting you, they will need more time and lean more heavily on you. And they should — you’re the one constant they know!



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Pressure Kukur

Pressure Kukur


A blog to take the Pressure out of all things Kukur. Taking care of your dog doesn't need to be stressful!