Dogington Post and Merrick Pet Care Offer Live Senior Dog Health Seminar with Jennifer Kachnic

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Pet parents learn tips to having the healthiest dog from experts Dr. Ernie Ward, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, Dr. Doug Kenney, Linda Tellington-Jones and more.

Dogington Post and Merrick Pet Care Offer Live Dog Health Seminar with Jennifer Kachnic

Dogington Post and Merrick Pet Care Offer Live Dog Health Seminar with Jennifer Kachnic

Every old dog deserves to live out their golden years, months, weeks, or even days in a place of love, security, and respect.

As part of a larger initiative to educate pet parents on how to have the healthiest and happiest dogs and promote the importance of responsible dog parenting, The Dogington Post and Merrick Pet Care have teamed up to create “Merrick Pet Care’s Dogington University,” a series of eight live online seminars presented by top animal health experts, which began June 6th and continues throughout the month of June. A full schedule is available at

On Tuesday, June 18 at 4:00PM EST, Jennifer Kachnic will present a live, free, one-hour seminar to readers and fans of the Dogington Post on the topic of senior dog wellness.

Jennifer Kachnic is the President of The Grey Muzzle Organization which provides grants to animal rescues and shelters nationwide for senior dog programs. She is the author of the book Your Dog’s Golden Years – Manual for Senior Dog Care Including Complementary Options. The book is a silver finalist winner of the 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards which recognizes excellence in edit and design and is the highest national honor an independent publisher can receive. Twenty canine experts from around the country share therapies, treatments and simple techniques for the senior dog that embrace both veterinary and holistic practices.

Jennifer is a Certified Canine Massage Therapist and Certified Animal Reiki Practitioner. Her business, Canine Wellness, LLC in Colorado provides alternative and complementary therapies for injured, post-surgery and senior dogs.

She will discuss basic senior dog care, including the benefits of adopting a senior dog, how to tell when your dog is in pain, most common diseases and what can be done to prevent and treat them, end of life decision making and much more. Jennifer says, "Every old dog deserves to live out their golden years, months, weeks, or even days in a place of love, security, and respect."

“We've discovered over the course of time that a very large segment of our readers are living with and loving senior aged dogs,” said Brandy Arnold, Content Editor for Dogington Post, “so the information Jennifer will bring us is a perfect fit for Dogington University. We are thrilled she has joined us and Merrick Pet Care in our mission to positively impact the lives of dogs.”

The Dogington Post shares with Merrick Pet Care, a company recognized for the highest quality standards in the pet food industry and Dogington University sponsor, a common goal of improving the lives of dogs and their families through proper nutrition, education, training and responsible pet ownership. Anyone can register for Jennifers's online seminar for free at

"Merrick Pet Care is excited to continue our partnership with Dogington University and its series of webinars from many well-respected veterinarians and pet health experts," said Pete Brace, Vice President, Merrick Pet Care. "These series continue to offer great information and tips to pet parents that can benefit canines everywhere."

Veterinarians and other health experts also presenting as part of the series include the highly respected veterinarian and nutritionist, Dr. Ernie Ward and veterinarian, Dr. Doug Kenney.

Other Panelists include the creator of the Tellington Method, Linda Tellington-Jones; Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Shawn Messonnier; Leslie May and Johann the Dog on Going Green with your Dog; Author John Clifton; and "The Pet Safety Guy" Thom Somes.

For a full schedule of the Merrick Pet Care’s Dogington University Dog Training Seminars, visit

About Dogington Post: was created for the love of dogs. It promises a forum of informative articles, newsworthy dog stories, health and breed information, and heartwarming videos. The site addresses current issues affecting dogs and their human parents – from serious health concerns to lifestyle issues on feeding, grooming and the overall well-being and mental health of dogs. It is the Internet newspaper, all about dogs.

About Merrick Pet Care Inc.:

Founded in 1968, Amarillo-based Merrick Pet Care Inc. is a leader in the natural and organic pet food category. With a mission to create the most nutritious and wholesome food, Merrick helps families take better care of their pets by cooking up nutritious, real whole foods for pets. All foods are made in the USA using only the freshest ingredients grown by local farmers. The company offers a wide variety of dry and wet foods, as well as treats, that are available nationally at independent pet specialty stores, Petco and online via select retailers at

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