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Give your dog a purpose

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PART 3:  GIVE YOUR DOG A PURPOSE

Our dog, Cotton, had always felt that he was the protector of the castle and the family.  But as he got older, he didn’t do his usual bravado when greeting guests and didn’t walk the perimeter to check for intruders.

About that same time, my father entered his 80’s and I found that if I gave him something to look forward to, he was so happy!  We all like to have a purpose and another purpose besides sitting around the house.  For my father, I would plan excursions, events, or activities and planned them months in advance so that he could plan, think and get excited about whatever it was that we were doing.

Just like us, dogs love to feel like they have a purpose, a job and like to feel needed. Read More…

Introducing the newest member of the “Get Up and Go” team….. Bella!!!

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After the passing of our old boy Buddy late last year – at the grand old age of 14 – we decided it was time to open our home to another set of paws.

We were after a new member of the family that our young girls could grow up with, a dog that loved the beach and the water and was happy to come on our weekend adventures.

We had been looking at the pound and rescue pages and one afternoon came across an ad for Bella – she was already in a loving home but unfortunately being in a 2 dog household just wasn’t working out for her.  She absolutely thrives on attention and cuddles and wasn’t keen on sharing that affection with another pup.

So we welcomed Bella into our home and into our lives.  She has the most amazing temperament around our girls and is everything we could have asked for in a dog.  And being that she is 4.5 years old we didn’t have to go through the puppy toilet training days. Read More…

Why Play Is So Important For Your Older Dog…

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Part 2: Why Play Is So Important For Your Older Dog!

When our old cocker spaniel, Cotton, got old, I noticed that he was less interested in his old toys and the games he used to love to play.  You may have noticed this with your old dog as well.  But you know what, if I got down on the floor with an old favorite toy and started up one of his favorite games, like tug of war, he was all of a sudden back to being a puppy!  He seemed energized and ready to play…and had a happy look on his face.

I think that sometimes we, as owners, are the ones to blame for them not playing.  They don’t initiate it, so we assume they aren’t interested.  But half the fun is having you involved in the play and your attention, especially if you are down on their level.

Studies have shown that dogs that don’t engage in a lot of play suffer from behavioral issues such as anxiety or aggression.  Less playtime can also lead to an increase in whining, jumping up, and not coming when called. Read More…

How To Keep Your Older Dog Happy And Feeling Good!

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Part 1:  The Importance of Your Older Dog’s Walk!

In the next series of blog posts, we will be discussing ways to keep your older dog feeling good and being happy!  Of course, we recommend using Get Up & Go Tablets as a first line of defence.

You can stock up on Get Up & Go tablets by calling 1800 33 88 22 or by ordering online at www.getupandgodog.com.au

But in addition to the tablets, there are other things that we can do to help our older friends.

As our beloved dogs age, it is so important for them to keep doing the things that “used” to make them happy! Read More…

OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE….

~~ Good bye Princess Jasmine ~~

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It is with much sadness that I pass on the news that one of our first Get Up and Go customers has passed away.  Jasmine, a beautiful Golden Retriever, was a sweet old lady that lived to the grand age of 16 with the help of her amazingly loving owner, Rossana, and Get Up and Go.

Jasmine has featured in our testimonials from the start – having developed arthritis at 7 years old and then rupturing her cruciate ligament and having surgery at 9 years old.  With the help of Get Up and Go Jasmine went on to enjoy another 7 years of Rossana’s company.

Our heart is with you, Rossana.

Kindest Regards,

The Get Up & Go Team

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Old Friends – A Wonderful Book By Mark J. Asher

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Old Dogs: Great Dogs on the Good LIfe by Mark J. Asher

It is so lovely to come across such a book as Old Friends:  Great Dogs on the Good Life by Mark J. Asher.  As a company that loves old dogs and tries to assist owners in keeping those older dogs healthy and happy into their later years through our Get Up and Go supplement, we are so thrilled to see such a great book!

Mark J. Asher’s website gives information about the book and also provides links for ordering.  The book is described as a book that  “features heartwarming portraits of senior dogs along with their poignant and funny longevity secrets.”

We love it!!! Thanks Mark for such a lovely book for our Old Friends!

Out and About In The “Get Up and Go” Truck

If you are driving around the Gold Coast and see the Get Up and Go Banner on the back of a white truck, you are probably driving near Alison Ansell, marketing manager of Get Up and Go!

Give us a call if you see our banner on Alison’s truck and you will get $5.00 discount per bottle and free shipping for your first order.  Quote “Pets” in checkout at our website:  Get Up and Go Dog or call and tell Alison her you saw her at 1-800-338822.

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Alison Ansell, marketing manager, and the Get Up and Go Banner! on her white truck.