For the Love of Seniors

“Old age does not announce itself.” — South African proverb You don’t expect it. After years of companionship, something’s different about your furry friend. They move differently. They slow down a little bit. It’s time to face it; your pet’s getting older. PET AGING Used to be that you could easily figure out your dog’s “real” age by multiplying how...
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The Scourge of Pet Obesity

Just one more treat.  That’s what you’re thinking, isn’t it, when you’re sitting there with your pets? Just give ‘em one more treat. What harm could it do? But wait! Before you toss that treat, think about the ramifications. Fully 1/3 of pets are considered overweight, and if you factor in those who cross over into the obese category, we’re...
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The only good microchip? A registered microchip.

Microchips are the best way to ensure that you and your pet get reunited in the event that they’re lost or stolen, but there are a few things you need to know first. 1. It’s not a tracking device Pet microchips don’t have any form of GPS in them, so they don’t track your pet. So what’s in a pet...
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Keeping your pet hydrated

July is National Pet Hydration Awareness Month. Why? Because it’s so gosh darn hot. We’re sure you’ve heard how a human’s body is made up of 60% water, so it’s important to replenish your fluids by drinking lots of water. Well, your pets are 80% water, so they need that replenishment even more than you do! WHY HYDRATE What exactly...
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Staying at Home with Squeaks (and what I learned)

Cats get a bad reputation: for being aloof, for not listening, even for being spiteful. Despite the fact that I know my cats like me and enjoy me as a person, I leaned into this sort of “common knowledge” idea that my cats were going to be less than thrilled to have me at home all the time. I did...
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Let’s start at the beginning: why do people declaw cats? There are three reasons: 1) The cat in question is damaging belongings and furniture with their claws, 2) The owner in question is immunocompromised, and has been advised that the best way to reduce the risk of (in their case) a dangerous situation is to get rid of the claws...
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