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Senior Pets

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

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.30.2015 | 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...

Respect Your Elders

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

Most people instantly feel some form of sadness when they walk into a diner and see an elderly person sitting alone; I often wonder why these emotions don't carry over universally towards senior animals. There are so many great reasons to consider adopting an older dog

Adopt Don't Shop: An Exclusive Interview With Rescue Dogs Little Miss Lexi and Pumpkin

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Little Miss Lexi and her sister, Pumpkin, are spokes-pups for Posh Pets Rescue in NYC, and they want you to consider adopting special needs and senior rescue dogs before hitting the pet shop.

Reconsider Senior Pets

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Older shelter animals are just as loving, loyal and delightful as young ones. Also, senior animals are typically the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized.

Billy The Dog Looked So Sad That A Wonderful Family Knew They Had To Bring Him Home

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.19.2014 | Good News

Cheryl Kramer was not looking for a new dog when she opened Facebook one morning in late September and stumbled on 12-year-old Billy's adoption listin...

These Pets Are Often Overlooked For Being 'Less Adoptable,' But Really Just Need Some TLC

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.23.2014 | Good News

Pets come in all shapes and sizes with their own unique quirks. While many furry friends are adopted as happy additions to loving families, there are ...

Hands-On Care for a Dying Pet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

In past articles, I've written about both medical massage and end-of-life care for dying pets and their families. Today I'd like to discuss the benef...

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.