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By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   There, I said it. Coprophagia, or poop eating as it is commonly called, is a gross, disgusting, and relatively common behavior. It is especially common in puppies: I know because my puppy was a poop eater. I think it all started because she was in a new environment with an abundance of poop. There are …

Every now and then an article appears concerning a terminally ill person trying to find a home for their beloved fur-kid before it’s their time. Two stories which caught my eye recently are: Terminally ill man’s dying wish is to find a home for his beloved dog. A Veteran’s Dying Wish: A Home for His Dog While these stories are …

Brinx is a healthy senior lab mix at Save-A-Pet in Grayslake, IL. Senior pets, like people, can suffer mental decline that is not considered a normal part of aging. Last time we wrote about how cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or CDS, is diagnosed. This week we’re looking at how using environmental enrichment can prevent or delay it. (Read all our CDS …

Senior Paddy is at Paws and Claws Humane Society in Rochester, MN. Aging pets, like people, can suffer mental decline that is not considered a normal part of aging. Last week we wrote about the signs and symptoms of cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or CDS. This week we’re looking at how it’s diagnosed. (Read all our CDS posts.) Diagnosing cognitive dysfunction …

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 …

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 …