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Ageing and your pet's brain - CDS a form of Dementia in pets
More and more dogs and cats are living well into their senior years and just like elderly humans, pets can suffer from a kind of dementia called cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or CDS . CDS is a
Arthritis in dogs
Did you know that more than one in five dogs will be affected by arthritis, thus making it one of the most common reasons for a loss of quality of life in our senior patients? Arthritis, or
How do you keep your best friends around as long as possible?
The answer is early diagnosis and treatment which can be achieved by visiting your veterinarian for twice yearly check-ups. Dogs and cats age much faster than we do and as a result, health problems progress much more rapidly.
How do you know if an older pet is unwell?
Observe the early warning signs of age related disease and discuss them with your veterinarian, be on the look out for weight loss or gain, change in appetite, inappropriate urination, confusion, coughing, difficulty moving, lumps or bumps ....
How much exercise does your senior pet need?
You may need to adjust the frequency and intensity of your daily exercise regime as a pet ages but it is important to maintain a regular exercise program. If your pet doesn't use their muscles, and move freely on a regular basis, they will lose muscle mass and tone.
How to keep your senior pet comfortable
Our pets don’t realise that they are getting old, unlike us their grey beards don’t cause them concern. They don’t understand the reasons why they can’t run as fast anymore or why they can’t race you
Keeping away the Winter Blues in Pets
Hibernation season is upon us! As the temperature outside is dropping, all we can think about is getting cosy with our favourite winter blanket, a nice cup of tea and staying as close to the heater as possible.
Lumps and bumps on your pet's skin
Although most lumps are harmless it is impossible to tell what sort of lump you are looking at. There are many different things that can cause swellings - bruising or fluid build-up, abscesses, things attached to the skin (eg. small parasites) and, of course, cancers.
Managing pain in pets
Suffering in silence is something we all know too well when it comes to our pets and their pain management. One of the most common issues vets and vet nurses face in clinic, is fur-parents having
Now your pet is a senior, what changes do you need to make?
Tips on things you can do to make your older pet's life easier such as changes to diet, dental care, exercise and environment
Senior dog care - an overview
As your dog ages you may notice the outward signs such as white hairs around the muzzle, decreased activity and difficulty getting up. Then there are the internal signs we can't see that may indicate kidney disease, heart disease and other age related diseases.
Seniors Health Checks: Vital for the silver foxes
Our fur-babies developing that silver fox beard can be a significantly fulfilling moment in our lives. However, it is also an important wake-up call.
Top tips to keep our grandpets snug and cosy
Our grandpets; mature, worldly and the best cuddle buddies we will ever have the joy of meeting. However, what comes with this mature age, is a lot of extra TLC.
What should you feed your senior pet?
Senior pets require a special diet with fewer calories, less protein and phosphorus. We recommend premium pet foods specifically formulated for senior pets.
When is a pet considered to be a senior?
Pets age much faster than people do, and their rate of ageing depends not only on the species type but also on the size of the breed. Cats are generally less than 10kg and are considered senior