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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 …

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 …

Wilson is an adoptable senior at Curly Tail Pug Rescue in NYC. Guest blogger Florence Scarinci has trained service dogs, worked as a veterinary assistant and run a pet-sitting service. For 18 years, she’s volunteered at the Bideawee shelter in New York, for which she writes the monthly online column Bideawee Tails from a Volunteer. Today, she shares suggestions for …

Granny Annie may be missing a leg,but she’s got plenty of love to give. In a recent blog post, Humane Society of the United States president and CEO Wayne Pacelle writes that he has a special place in his heart for people who adopt senior pets. As the parent of several longevity-blessed pets, I couldn’t agree more! Pacelle posts a …

Read about 12-year-old Whitley here In anticipation of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, the ASPCA asked members to send in their senior pet adoption stories, and here they are, in their gray-and-white glory, blurry-eyed and creaky, bowed but proud. The joys of owning a senior pet are often overlooked as tiny kittens or jumping puppies usually grab everyone’s attention at the shelter. As …