Olivier Lagalisse takes the dog owner through the aging process a dog undergoes, clearly outlining the signs of age and the most common ailments that older dogs are subject to. There is accessible and simple advice on how to prepare your dog for a happy old age. This book contains everything the dog owner needs to know, from lists of useful addresses such as breeding societies and clubs, pet cemeteries and welfare organisations. An owner can help a dog to live longer, as well as enhancing their sense of well-being, through alternative therapies, such as aromatherapy and acupuncture. The author also discusses simple hygiene routines, and emergency first aid.