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Review: Vet Approved Rx

VetApprovedRx is an online pet pharmacy that provides high-quality pet medications, foods, and other supplies at affordable prices. Their motto is, “if we don’t believe in a product, we don’t sell it.”  Their goal is to optimize your ability to … Continue reading

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Best Hypoallergenic Elderly Pet Products

Pets can develop allergies at any stage of life, but allergies in elderly pets can be very frustrating, not only for pet parents but also for pets. Pets with allergies are often itchy and uncomfortable and can cause skin irritations … Continue reading

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Best Dog Incontinence Products

As dogs get older, they may start to lose control over their bladder and bowels. Oftentimes, incontinence can be a symptom of several types of conditions. Certain breeds are more prone to develop incontinence and female dogs are more likely … Continue reading

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Celebrating Holidays with Elderly Pets

The holiday season will soon be upon us and if you have an older pet, the holidays can be especially challenging for them. Older pets are prone to illnesses and disabilities such as arthritis or blindness, which can make getting … Continue reading

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Elderly Pet Safety in Cold Weather

Cold weather can pose serious threats to pet health. Pet’s cold tolerance for cold weather can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level and health. You will probably need to shorten your dog’s … Continue reading

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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 within a short time of being left alone. Fortunately there … Continue reading

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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 an accident. Many animals, especially dogs, love driving in the … Continue reading

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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 gums stay healthy and strong into pet old age.  AVMA … Continue reading

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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 in rare cases, skin cancer. Elderly pets lick and scratch … Continue reading

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Pet Safety At Home

Keeping pets safe at home can be challenging especially as pets age. Some pets develop arthritis or joint injuries that make once ordinary tasks difficult and painful for elderly pets. A dog or cat that could once jump on the … Continue reading

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