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Senior Pet Adoption: Why It's Important and Pros & Cons

We all love pets and there’s nothing that can quite match bringing home a little baby puppy or kitten (or both!) that is excited to grow up and spend its life with you; but there is something equally as precious that many people can easily glance over. You guessed it: adopting adult and senior animals.  When considering an addition to your family, remember that adding any animal is essentially adding another child into the mix. Wouldn’t it be nice if that child came potty-trained, listened to you and was already done with their angsty teen phase? Well my friend, a senior pet may be a great option for you! Why Adopting Seniors is Important If I were to list all...

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Success Story - Meet Sugar Baby!

Sugar Baby was obese and had a horrible case of dental disease when she was surrendered to a local shelter. Shelters see this quite often because medical bills is one of the leading reasons people abandon their senior pets. Dental disease is VERY common in senior dogs and cats. Sugar Baby’s teeth were so rotten they were falling out in her bedding while she slept at night. She moved very slowly and cautiously, clearly dealing with a lot of pain. It was no surprise that she did NOT want to be touched. After paying for the dental surgery, which is one of the more expensive procedures shelters run into, she made a full recovery and is a new dog! She...

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Cat Comfort as They Get Older

While your feline companion used to rule the roost, as they become an “older cat” they tend to slow down a bit, sleep more and need more routine. Here are some things you can do to improve the life of your senior cat and give them a little cat comfort. Keep the Light On As cats age their site can start to diminish. Keeping a light on at night will help them navigate their surroundings and make them more comfortable getting up for a middle of the night stretch. If your older cat has lost their vision and is blind, clearly lights aren’t going to be the solution. The best thing to do in this case is refrain from moving...

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Dog Diapers

Let’s face it, as we age we can’t always make it to our favorite bathroom spot before we gotta let loose. If you have a senior dog who is struggling with holding their bladder as they age, then it might be time for dog diapers. Always Cleaning It can be frustrating to live in a carpeted home with a senior pet who is losing their bladder control. If you’re dealing with this currently, and reading this post, we know you love your pet enough to be searching out a solution. We are here to tell you that dog diapers is an excellent choice! They are easy to use, a low cost investment and an amazing time saver when it comes...

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Sparking New Life Into Your Senior Pets Through Scents

Senior pets do one thing really well, they nap. They nap a lot. One way to increase their activity and interest them in staying awake just a little longer is introducing new scents on a regular basis. An animal’s sense of smell is keen and it’s a direct line to stimulating their mind. Once everything in the house has been sniffed, checked out and pet approved it’s time to settle down and chill. That’s how the seniors roll. But we all know lack of activity isn’t necessarily a good thing. Mental activity for elders brings more happiness, less anxiety and hopefully more years. Keep it Simple for Senior Pets You don’t have to buy new toys every week, although we...

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