Pets Living Longer

Veterinarians all over North America have been noticing a trend in the lifespan of pets. While the rule of thumb that smaller dogs live longer than larger dogs still stands, large breeds that typically lived to seven or nine years old are now reaching their early teens. Cats are also reaching benchmarks in life expectancy, more »

Jul 29, 2010
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Why You Need Pet Insurance

I was reading the newspaper the other day when I read a touching story about a dog who had lost his leg in a car accident, and then had it replaced with a prosthetic. The owners recounted how he had become entirely comfortable and self- sufficient with his prosthetic leg, however the costs would have more »

Jul 21, 2010
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Caring for Your Aging Pet

As we age, there are lots of changes to our bodies and minds. Some people age gently while others suffer from a variety of physical and psychological changes. Pets age in a similar fashion, however it is hard to diagnose pets because they cannot communicate in the same way that people can. Changes that you more »

Jul 19, 2010
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Tag Days

There was a day last year when I was doing chores around the house, and I noticed my dog Jersey was conspicuously absent. My husband had just left for work and I figured he had let her into the back yard. Upon inspection of the back yard, there was no Jersey and my heart started more »

Jul 16, 2010
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Dealing with the Loss of Pet

In every pet owner’s life, a little rain must fall. For the many years of love and companionship that pets provide us, their lifespans are considerably shorter than humans. Cats live on average 12-15 years, and dogs tend to average around 13-15 years. Pets today have become more to us than just animals who reside more »

Jul 09, 2010
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How do I…. introduce my dog to leash-free parks?

Many owners have busy lifestyles these days, in between work and family commitments. Walking the dog in the mornings and evenings may be shorter than in the past! Fortunately, leash-free parks are popping up everywhere in cities and towns. These safe, fenced-in areas provide your dog with the opportunity to run, play and socialize with more »

Jul 07, 2010
by Aubrie
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