Tag Archives: age

Why does my cat knead on me?

From time to time you may catch your cat doing something a little strange: kneading. This occurs when your kitten rhythmically alternates her paws, pushing in and out, usually against something soft. While no one is 100% sure why cats take on this behavior, there are a few theories. For starters, baby kittens will knead […]

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Senior Pets Month: Part two

So what are some keys to making sure my senior pet has the best care possible? Weight reduction or normal weight.  Just like in humans, most pets are carrying extra weight.  For your pets this can lead to joint damage, premature arthritis, organ damage and diabetes and thyroid issues. Annual blood testing.  Dr. Flanders is […]

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August is Senior Pets Month!

It is inevitable that most of us will at some point have a senior dog.  Even my puppy who is almost 2 will at some point (hopefully) be a senior pet.  So it is best to start off right with some good health habits that can lead into the senior years being better and better. […]

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A few facts on senior dogs.

In general, giant breed dogs age faster than smaller breed dogs. A Great Dane is considered to be senior by 5-6 years old whereas a Chihuahua would likely only be middle-aged then, and not considered a senior until 10-11 years. Large breed dogs fall somewhere in the middle. A Golden Retriever might be considered senior […]

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pet age equivalents to humans

 

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Joint pain?

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feline age stages

Kitten: birth to 6 mos Junior: 7 mos to 2 years Prime: 3-6 years Mature: 7-10 years Senior: 11-14 years Geriatric: 15 years + Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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