5 Ways to Help Your Senior Pet Remain Mobile

5 Ways to Help Your Senior Pet Remain Mobile

5 Ways to Help Your Senior Pet Remain Mobile   As your pet ages, they likely will experience stiff, achy joints caused by osteoarthritis. Fortunately, you have many options to help keep your senior pet active and mobile throughout their golden years. Give the...
Chronic Kidney Disease in Pets

Chronic Kidney Disease in Pets

Chronic Kidney Disease in Pets   ABOUT THE DIAGNOSIS CAUSE: A dog or a cat, like a person, has two kidneys, which are located in the belly (abdomen). The kidneys produce urine, which is carried away from the kidneys in thin tubes, the ureters, to the bladder and...
Importance of Preventive Screenings for Senior Pets

Importance of Preventive Screenings for Senior Pets

Importance of Preventive Screenings for Senior Pets   It’s no secret that our pets do not live long enough. Along with a shorter lifespan—in relation to their human family members—come rapid health changes, particularly in their later years. Although young pets...
How to Administer Subcutaneous Fluids

How to Administer Subcutaneous Fluids

BACKGROUND When a dog or cat is dehydrated or at risk of dehydration, there are several ways to maintain or recover normal hydration. These methods include oral fluid administration (drinking or syringe-feeding), intravenous fluid administration (fluids that flow...
Planning Your Pet’s End-of-Life Care

Planning Your Pet’s End-of-Life Care

Planning Your Pet’s End-of-Life Care   Although no pet owner wants to think about life without their pet, eventually a decision must be made about what to do for your pet’s end-of-life care. In many cases, such as with chronic health problems or terminal...