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Older Pets

Couple Takes Old Dog Hiking In The Most Ingenious, Adorable Way

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.12.2015 | Good News

The first time Melissa Lipani and her husband, Adam Holmes, went hiking with their foster dog, Luna, they figured she might actually use her own four ...

How Pets Leave Impressions on Our Hearts

Dana McKenna | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dana McKenna

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans." -- James Herriot With...

How to Tell Illness From 'Oldness' in Your Senior Pet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

It's often difficult for owners of older pets to know whether changes they see in their dog or cat are signs of normal aging, or signs of a more serio...

Hospice Veterinarians: Your Pet's Ultimate Relief

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

(Tischman Pet Photography) In my previous blog on veterinary hospice care I mentioned my friend and colleague, L.A veterinarian Dr. Jeff Werber, and ...

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.

10 Benefits Of Adopting An Older Pet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Almost without exception, people who adopt older animals feel a special sense of pride and purpose in opening their heart to a hard-to-place pet. Doing a good thing really does make you feel good!

What You Need to Know About Feeding Your Aging Pet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Your dog's diet should meet his individual nutritional requirements, which may or may not be similar to other dogs his age.