janie knetzerHi!  My name is Janie and if you are a proud senior dog owner, then I’m hoping that this will be a really nice stop for you.

I’m known by many as a connoisseur for older dogs and a helpful advisor and consultant to their loving owners.

I offer the best ways to keep your best friend young in mind and body, naturally!

A little about my achievements and goals…

I’m the founder and the heart of YourOldDog.com. All things dog!

However, older dogs are and always have been, my true passion. I offer over 30 years of experience with training, nutrition, research and studies on what works and what doesn’t.

Next to older dogs, WHOLE nutrition and natural therapy including the use of herbs and traditional Chinese medicine are my other passion and I’ll soon be continuing my education in both nutrition and herbal therapy for dogs.

I was pretty much hooked on dogs from the time I received my first pup many, many years ago.  Sadly, Joe only lived to be eight years old and died from parvo virus.  I was a young teenager when Joe died and was devastated at the loss.  This is where my journey all started into the health and well-being of dogs and how I could change their quality of life and life expectancy.

My philosophy…

While I believe that traditional medicine has its place, I’m convinced that too much isn’t a good thing whether for ourselves OR our dogs.  YourOldDog.com is dedicated to sharing safe, effective, natural and holistic methods and products for your older dog.  We also discuss traditional practices that can both help and/or harm the well-being of your old friend.

Our own miracles…

Through our many years of working with dogs, we’re proud to say that we’ve cured or at least greatly improved the life quality and life expectancy of many dogs who were diagnosed with cancer, liver disease, irritable bowel disease, allergies, kidney problems and even dogs that were no longer able to walk using a whole, natural approach.

A little about our business…

Nutrition has been at the forefront of everything I do involving the care of dogs.  After all, it’s the foundation for improving health.

This is why I co-authored a simplified cookbook (with a certified nutritionist) for dogs with cancer, kidney, liver & heart disease, pancreatitis and seizures; so that pet owners can easily cook for their sick pet with little fuss, yet know that their best friend is getting whole, nutritional needs. You can read more here if you like.

all natural pet store for older dogs

Years ago my husband and I also created a specialty line of dog treats tailored to the needs of older dogs and they were the first to enter the market for our senior friends.  They had to be nutritionally sound to enter the very competitive market while including a healthy shelf life as well.  This is no easy thing, but we managed to make it work.

We perfected the texture so that older dogs with bad teeth could enjoy a soft, tasty, natural treat.  They were sold in major super market chains, small independent pet stores and specialty stores throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio.

However, I realized that in order for me to reach more dog owners and help them with serious issues surrounding their senior dogs, I had to dedicate more time to my cause.  So, I decided to sell the business in 2009 and solely dedicate my time to growing Your Old Dog.  We’re happy to say that the dog treat business we started called Paws Barkery is still in business today with new owners.

About our store and product line…

Unlike other online shops, our objective is to truly make a difference in the life of your senior dog. We’re not interested in just making a sale. We’re “old school” and truly care about quality customer service. We hold the bar high for ourselves and go out of our way to help you to help your dog.

When  you shop with us, we can guarantee quality. Not imitation synthetic junk supplements. We only carry whole, natural and holistic products.  The majority of our products are created by Master Herbalists and Holistic Veterinarians and you can feel safe knowing that you are purchasing healthy, top of the line products for your best friend that work!  Visit our shop here.

Need help figuring out which product(s) your dog needs, or where to get started?  No problem, just reach out to us here on our contact form and we’ll get back to you asap!

We ONLY RESCUE!

Our dog Maggie with her basketball

my dog abby

 

 

 

 

All of our dogs come from rescue groups whether humane societies, breed specific rescue groups or someone’s back yard.  I started rescuing dogs at the young age of 20.

What You Can Expect If You Subscribe

My goal is to provide you with the best information possible regarding how you can maintain your dog’s health through natural and holistic methods FIRST! I know how expensive the cost of veterinarian care is, and I want you to understand just how far good food, avoiding the over use of chemicals and applying natural methods can really go for your dog; if you do it right!

I update my blog when I can, with fresh content. But, like you, I’m pretty busy holding down a real job, a home, a husband and so on. If you do subscribe to my blog and my newsletter (and I hope you are because my readers tell me it’s good), then you may get 2-4 emails from me a month, maybe less!

Please chime in and help!

I would also like to encourage you to get involved with the other dog owners that are reaching out. Dog people are typically friendly and caring, so why not pay it forward and help someone else with your own knowledge by responding to comments. Give back!

I hope that you enjoy the blog and our natural store for dogs. We look forward to sharing all we can with you and helping you as best we can!

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