Posts tagged "senior pets"

Pain Relief for Pets: 'Old Age is Not a Disease,' Dr. Robin Downing

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Pets don’t need to be in pain. I call Dr. Robin Downing, “the preacher.” Few speak with the passion she does, while never loosing the science. She is inspiring to help all of us think differently.  She quotes what the Buddhists say, “While pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” Type your email address in the... Read more »

Helping Our Aging Dogs

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If your dog is aging – that’s good news, better than the alternative. There’s much we can for canine cognitive dysfunction.  First is early recognition of the symptoms: DISHA is the acronym for the five classic symptoms of canine cognitive dysfunction, which is like ―doggy Alzheimer‘s disease‖: D: Disorientation, such as dogs standing at the... Read more »

Resolutions for Pets 2013, from Plump Puppies to BSL

Resolutions for Pets 2013, from Plump Puppies to BSL
Q: I know my dog is overweight and I resolve to take him on more walks. I can use the exercise, too. That’s my resolution. Every year, you announce your own resolutions. Will you do that for 2013? — S.J., Henderson, NV Q: I recall that you were instrumental in beginning a national movement to... Read more »

Tips for Giving Senior Pets a Boost

Tips for Giving Senior Pets a Boost
Aging gracefully isn’t limited to people….and some pets can suffer a cognitive decline as they age. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debrah Horwitz is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, describing how pets can age, and what canine and feline cognitive syndromes are. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help, which... Read more »

Older Pets Can Have Younger Minds

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Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg has tips on keeping your pets’ minds nimble….perhaps actually delaying on the onset of cognitive dysfunction (kind of like Alzheimer’s in pets)

Delaying the Onset of Brain Decay in Pets

As our pets are living longer than ever, it turns out they can get a disease which is very similar to Alzheimer’s in people, according to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg. That disease is referred to as canine or feline cognitive dysfunction. I have a USA Weekend story due out soon on this subject, and... Read more »

Elmo's Story: All Pets Wellness Foundation

The All Pets Wellness Foundation advocates to provide funds to care for sick, older and injured pets whose owners cannot afford the treatments. This is Elmo’s Story: