Pet Health

  • How to Soothe Pet Crying and Separation Anxiety

    Separation anxiety is triggered when dogs become upset typically because they have been separated from their caretakers. Dogs with separation anxiety will bark, howl or display other distress behaviors typically…

  • Elderly Pet Travel Safety

    Elderly pets are at greater risk for injury during travel because some may not react as quickly as a younger pet would if a vehicle stops short or is in…

  • Elderly Pet Dental Care

    Elderly pets are at higher risk for tooth decay and gum problems than younger pets. Pet parents must be especially vigilant with older pets to ensure that their teeth and…

  • Itchy Pets and Constant Licking in Elderly Pets

    Many dogs and cats lick and scratch as result of itching (also called pruritis). The most common cause of itching is allergies, skin disease, dry skin, external parasites, infections and…

  • How to Keep Senior Pets Safe

    Keeping pets safe at home or while traveling can be challenging especially as pets age. A large dog is considered a senior dog at age 5-6 years of age, and…

  • Does Cataracts Equal Blindness in Pets?

    Many people think that when a dog or cat develops cataracts, it means the pet may go blind. In many cases, it is true, cataracts can lead to blindness in…

  • Is the Anti-Vaccine Movement Hurting Pets?

    Vaccines are health products that trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases and…

  • Diabetes in Older Pets

    Diabetes is more common in older pets, but it can also occur in younger or pregnant pets. The disease is more manageable if it is detected early and managed with…

  • How to Help Senior Pets with Arthritis

    Elderly pets are more prone to age related arthritis than younger pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, pets with arthritis develop pain in the joints and often require…

  • Easy Peanut Butter Treats for Elderly Pets

    Many elderly pets develop illnesses or become finicky as they age. Homemade dog treats are a much better alternative to store bought treats that are full of preservatives that are…

About Us

The Elderly Pet Organization is a 501C3 non profit organization whose mission is to provide information and education about senior pets. Our goal is to end senior pet abandonment and premature euthanization, while increasing senior pet adoptions throughout the US. We accept donations of unwanted items, as well as cash donations to help us with our cause. Read more about us.

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