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Is Your Senior Cat in Pain?

While our cats are generally living longer, a feline is still considered a senior at age 11 (about 60 in human years) and geriatric at 15 (76 years for a human). So although your kitty may be young at heart, it is important to remember that senior and geriatric cats are more at risk for arthritis, especially in the hips and spine.

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is October 9!

According to a 2012 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 55 percent of U.S. dogs and cats are now overweight.

Many people think fat cats and pudgy pups are cute, but consider this:

Overweight pets don’t feel good. Overweight pets often appear tired or lazy, lack energy and playfulness, are reluctant to jump or run, have difficulty grooming, lag behind on walks and pant heavily. In addition, the extra weight puts stress on their joints, hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys are more.

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September is Senior Pet Health Month!

As most people know, pets age much faster than humans. A one year old dog or cat is about as "old" as a 15 year old person. And larger dogs age more rapidly than smaller breeds. As a result, large breed dogs are considered to be seniors when they are 7 to 8 years old, and small dogs and cats at 8 to 10 years old. Our senior pets need special attention to keep them healthy.

Because dogs and cats age so rapidly, health problems tend to progress faster in pets as well.

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Disaster Planning Includes Pets, Too!

September is National Preparedness Month. Are you and your pets ready in case of an emergency?

To us, animals are important members of every household. As you prepare your family for the unexpected, don’t forget to include them—simple steps like creating a plan, assembling an emergency kit and staying informed can greatly help your furry friends if disaster strikes.

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How to Spot Early Cancer Signs in Your Dog

Cancer. It’s a word none of us want to hear and it affects 50% of senior dogs older than ten. While that alarming statistic has grown in recent years, the good news is many cancers are treatable if caught early.

As a pet lover, you may wonder what causes cancer in dogs and how can you recognize the symptoms.  In this post, we’ll share some of the common cancer symptoms as well as a few of the typical types of cancer that dogs get.

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The Truth Behind 3 Common Kitty Myths

When was the last time we saw your cat?

A new study by the American Association of Feline Practitioners says that fewer than 48 percent of cats receive regular veterinary care. Why? Check out these common kitty myths. According to a recent survey…

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