Senior Pets

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    By | October 20, 2017 | Blog

    Recent studies have shown that roughly 30% of cats over the age of 8 suffer from arthritis. 8 years is not that old for a cat, as most cats can live up to 17 years. There are some special cases, such as Nutmeg who was recorded as One Of The

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    By | July 6, 2017 | Blog

    These days our dogs are living longer and are benefitting from the advancement of medicine and other veterinary research. Unfortunately as dogs get older, they become prone to health issues, these include the lack of mobility and the development of

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    By | February 10, 2017 | Blog

    It is a sad reality that in most shelters, older cats are often the last to be adopted, and the first to be euthanized. Shelters have been known to euthanize older cats to make space for kittens that are more likely to find homes. Most kittens are adorable,

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    By | February 2, 2017 | Blog

    Many people take vitamins and dietary supplements and are likely to give them to their pets as well. Before treating any condition or symptoms in your older dog, make sure to get a proper veterinary diagnosis. Once you know what to treat you will be able to

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    By | January 3, 2017 | Blog

    A cat that is lonely, bored, ignored or ill may become depressed. Continued depression without treatment may compromise your cat’s immune system which may lead to other health problems. When depression is mild sometimes just a little extra attention is all

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    By | December 20, 2016 | Blog

    Many adult adopted or rescue dogs may not need to be housetrained at all or may just simply need a refresher course to get back into the swing of things. Adult dogs have a greater attention span and are easier and faster to train than puppies. By sticking to

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    By | December 13, 2016 | Blog

    Most cats that live indoors have a life expectancy of around 12 to 18 years. The odds for outdoor cats are significantly lower and they may only reach 4 to 5 years. All cats are considered seniors around the age of 12. With advanced years come health-related issues

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    By | June 27, 2016 | Blog

    If you are thinking about adoption from your local shelter, please don’t overlook the older dogs. There are many healthy and active “senior” dogs that are in desperate need of a loving home too! Many people regard older dogs that are put up for

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    By | October 21, 2015 | Blog

    If diet is the brick and mortar of health, are we giving our older cats the best chance of a healthy old age? Considering that the life expectancy of a cat is typically 12–15 years, an eight-year-old should qualify for pension benefits and by 10 or 11, he is