• Exercise Together – and live longer together. • Take Him Along – whether it’s across town or across the country. • Dog Parks – even New York City has ‘em. • Dock Jumping – not exactly an Olympic sport, but equally competitive. • Hiking – share quiet moments. • Obedience Training – just make […]

-Turtles and other reptiles live longest amongst all animal groups, with an age span of more than 100 years. -The most common ailment of small animals is periodontal disease. Your vet can perform an oral exam, but regular maintenance of teeth and gums is an owner’s obligation. -A grown cat can run about 12 miles […]

Small dogs (less than 20 pounds) 9 to 13 Years Medium dogs (21 to 50 pounds) 9 to 11.5 Years Large dogs (51 to 90 pounds) 7.5 to 10.5 Years Giant dogs (greater than 90 pounds) 6 to 9 Years Senior Pet’s should be examined by your veterinarian every six months. Watch carefully for warning […]

1. Give your pet high-quality food that is nutritionally complete. 2. Make sure that fresh, clean water is always available for your pet. Rinse bowls and change water often. 3. Allow your dog adequate time to exercise and relieve himself. 4. Always make sure your kitties have clean, well-maintained litter boxes… and – they prefer […]

Don’t just let their chips fall where they may. The consequences of not picking up after your cat or dog can be more serious than merely annoying the neighbors. Pet waste can significantly add to water pollution by seeping into the groundwater supply. It carries with it bacteria and parasites, which can survive in the […]

Ticks are tenacious bloodsuckers that inflict painful bites, cause anemia, and can transmit serious diseases to us and our companion animals. They prey on the blood of dogs, horses, deer, birds, rodents and people. There are hundreds of kinds of ticks, including the dog tick and the deer tick. The diseases that ticks can transmit […]

What is Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome? Researchers believe Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) is caused by physical and chemical changes that affect the brain function in older dogs. Dogs with CDS may show signs of confusion and/or various other behavioral changes that are not a normal part of aging. This confusion can lead to a life of […]