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Archive for 'Senior Pets'

Making Your Pet’s “Golden Years” More Golden

May 14, 2014

Is your dog acting a little different as he ages? Is he greeting you a little less enthusiastically? How is he navigating the stairs? Maybe not getting onto the bed or couch as much? (I know that never happened anyway. Right!) How about his muscle tone? Not quite the physique he once had. I can relate. Does he tire more easily when going on walks?…  

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Testing and Exams in Older Pets

April 22, 2014

“Doc, how old is my dog/cat in human years?” Many of us have heard the ratio that one human year equals six to seven dog years. That is relatively true but somewhat variable depending upon the breed of your pet. However, it is  true that our pets do not live as long as we do. Your pet is considered to be entering their senior or…  

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Arthritis and Your K-9

April 02, 2014

Arthritis doesn’t discriminate. Not only does it affect humans, but it also strikes our pets. In fact, according to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis affects one in every five adult dogs in the U.S. and is one of the most common sources of chronic pain that veterinarians treat. Think about how you feel when you’ve been sitting around for a few hours on the couch watching…  

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Making Your Home Comfortable For Senior Pets

November 23, 2013

Our pets are living longer and healthier lives thanks to excellent nutrition, good grooming and state-of-the-art veterinary medicine. November is Senior Pet Month and there is a lot you can do around the home to ensure that your pets are comfortable and enjoying their golden years. Big dogs that love going places with you in the car will really appreciate a doggie ramp to help…  

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