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Aging Pets

This Drug Could Help Your Dog Live Years Longer

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.07.2015 | Fifty

While ethical debates swirl around our scientific capabilities to create designer babies and hasten death to preserve dignity, we speak in one univers...

People and Other Animals: My Old Dog and the Rain

Ken White | Posted 02.17.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

The one thing our dogs and cats do poorly, they simply do not live long enough. I know it's coming, hopefully not yet for a few years. For now, how wonderful to have this time to nuzzle with our big old guy who was always, before, more than a bit nuzzle-resistant.

For Pedro, Duck and All the Others

Abbye E. Meyer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Abbye E. Meyer

It'll be just Pedro and me who go to the hospital, and I'll let his meatball head rest in my hand as the two of us share that private moment, probably crying and drooling, and definitely feeling exhausted. On that day, Pedro hopefully will be left with some relief, and I'll be left.

4 Simple Stretches to Keep Your Dog Moving

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Natural therapies like stretching, chiropractic, and regular physical activity are very important to maintaining your dog's comfort, mobility and quality of life. Providing daily walks followed by a short session of gentle stretching can do wonders for your pet both physically and mentally.

When the Cat Pees in Your Hat

Bill Persky | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Bill Persky

"When the cat pees in your hat... is it time to say that is that?" Where is Dr. Seuss when you need him? As all who own pets will understand -- and those who don't never will -- how much do you endure and spend before putting the family pet to sleep?

Age Is Not a Disease

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 08.11.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I believe that your pet's senior days can be just as enjoyable as his/her younger days. Take active care of yourself and your pet, and enjoy the remaining days together. You'll never regret it!

Anti-Aging Exercises To Keep Your Senior Pet Active

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Just as humans need to keep moving and stay active to fully enjoy their senior years, so do older dogs and cats. The aging process brings with it loss of muscle tone and balance, which can lead to inactivity.