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SonnyBoy is a healthy senior dog who is adoptable from Redcliff, AB’s  Save Old Souls Senior K-9 Rescue. Aging pets, like people, can suffer mental decline that is not considered a normal part of aging. Recently we wrote about cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or CDS, in senior pets. This week we’re looking at its common symptoms. Recognizing and diagnosing cognitive problems …

Oliver is at the Cat AdopTion Service (CATS) in San Diego, CA. Steve Dale is host of the nationally syndicated radio show Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute with Steve Dale. His column, My Pet World (in which this post originally appeared) is carried in more than 100 newspapers nationwide. Steve also serves on the board of directors …

Winter is waiting for a home at CARE for Animals in Little Rock, AR. When I worked with the MSPCA in Boston, every day I’d hear from guilt-ridden pet parents about the awful things that happened to their cats when they went outside — they were hit by cars, attacked by predators, infected with diseases or they just disappeared. But …

Senior dog Cheyenne is at Rimrock Humane Society in Roundup, MT. Did you know that pets, like people, can suffer mental decline as they age? And this decline is not considered a normal part of aging. Studies have found signs of cognitive impairment in 28% of dogs ages 11-12 and 68% of dogs 15-16, and in 28% of cats ages …

Ana‘s shelter, the Bayonne Feral Cat Foundation, is celebrating Spay Day. Today is the Humane Society of the United States’ 17th annual Spay Day, dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of spaying and neutering pets. To celebrate, shelters, rescue groups and vets’ offices around the world are holding low- or no-cost spay/neuter clinics. If you know someone who …

Photo: Thinkstock It seems like a no-brainer that smoking around your pet is bad. But how dangerous is secondhand smoke to pets? After all, your pet’s not getting that much exposure to cancer-causing chemicals, right? Wrong. Pets spend a lot more time than you do in your home — increasing their exposure to carcinogenic substances. And those substances are just …

Fireflower is at The Animal Rescue & Adoption Society in Denver, CO. I recently became certified in pet first aid and CPR and was surprised at some of the lessons I learned. Do you know how to keep your cat safe in an emergency? Answer each true/false question below — and remember that, no matter how good your knowledge of …

This is one of the dummies we used to practice giving cpr (which in pets is sometimes mouth-to-nose instead of mouth-to-mouth). This weekend I finally completed a 13-year-old promise to myself: I became certified in pet first aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. Odd promise? Maybe. But I learned the hard way how it feels when your pet …

Whisper is available for adoption at Cats’ Angels, Inc. in Austin, TX. The makers of Feline Pine have dubbed August 16-22 National Take Your Cat to the Vet Week and we’re thrilled! After all, cats outnumber dogs in the U.S. by about 15 million, according to the CATalyst Council. But cats receive less-frequent veterinary care than dogs, and their signs …

iStockphoto Dr. Lauren Brickman writes a pet health and care column for Petside.com. Read all the Q&As she’s shared with Petfinder here. Q: My dog and cat like to wrestle and bite each other. I know they are just playing, but is it safe or should I stop them? A: It is okay to let your dog and cat play …