Aging pets

Playtime Helps Kids Maintain Balance in Mind and Body

  Busy Lives Today our kids are busier than ever. Soccer practice, piano lessons, gymnastics, school, homework, baseball practice, voice lessons, tutoring time, computer time and the list goes on. There does not seem to be as much down time in this competitive world as there was back in the... more

Courageous Cat Alerts Owners to Deadly Carbon Monoxide Fumes

The feline is being called a hero after notifying her owners of the odorless gas when a safety detector failed. It was a quiet evening in the Shanahan household. The kids were on the way out for the night and Kevin Shanahan along with his wife, Annette, were headed off to bed... more

This Dog Came Out Of Surgery Smiling and the Internet Loves It

Oscar the golden retriever gets Twitter fame for "saying cheese." Surgery can be ruff, but not for this brave and happy dog! Oscar, a Golden Retriever from Australia, underwent a successful surgery to remove tumors. His owner Sarah told BuzzFeed that she took a picture of Oscar all blissed out on sedatives, apparently... more

Help Your Senior Pet Live His Golden Years in Style

  You and your furbaby have enjoyed ten glorious years together.  You've watched her grow from a frisky little pup learning to potty train to learning to sit on command after snagging more than a handful of treats. Sure you've had your moments like when she ran... more

Cat Life Expectancy: 12 Tips to Help Your Pet Live a Long Life!

Here are 12 things you can do to help your cat age more gracefully! Do you sometimes wish that your kitty really did have nine lives? While your furry friend might not have those superpowers, there are a variety of things you can do to help her live a long... more

What to Expect When You Own an Old Cat

Do you have a senior cat? Here are some common issues you should be aware of as your pet ages.     Did you know that domesticated cats age faster in their early years than they do as adults? The rate varies but in general, cats hit their senior years... more

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Saying goodbye to Thumper

A few months ago, I put down one of my dogs.His name was Thumper, he was a twelve-pound Maltipoo, and he was very sick. Maybe it was the right thing to do—the humane thing—but I also felt like I killed him.Thumper had been getting sicker and sicker. He was a... more

Things You Can Do to Keep Your Pet Young at Heart

When you think of your children, you make almost no distinction between your two-legged ones and four-legged ones. Unfortunately, our fur babies don't have the same life expectancy as our own human children. But with some vigilant attention to their diet and mental state, we can keep them with... more