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Caring for Dogs

A Companion Animal’s Golden Years

by Caroline Golon, guest contributor

Do you have a pet in his golden years? Learn how pets tend to get in their older years and what you can do to help your companion.

Pledge to Help Senior Pets! Help senior pets find homes — take our pledge to tell one person this month why senior pets make great pets. You’ll also be entering for a chance to win a BISSELL Lift-Off® Deep Cleaning System for yourself and one for the Petfinder shelter or rescue group of your choice (official rules.   Adopting Senior …

Your pet’s breed and size are important determinants and predictors of health issues he or she might experience with age. Check out age-related health problems by breed here.

Animal sanctuaries require a lot of commitment, hard work and funding. Learn about the role of animal sanctuaries and how they operate here.

Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint, which can cause pain and/or swelling. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments of arthritis here.

Arthritis can be a painful, debilitating condition for your senior dog. Find out how to help.

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Caring For Senior Dogs: Dental Care

by Caroline Golon, guest contributor

Caring for your senior dog’s teeth and gums can prevent harmful bacteria from reaching his organs and keep him healthier, longer. Find out what kind of regular dental care vets recommend for senior dogs.

Do you have a senior dog? Learn about what happens as dogs get older and how you can help them.

Recognizing and diagnosing cognitive problems in pets can be tricky and only your vet will know for sure. However, check out these key signs to look out for that may be symptoms of CDS.

Diagnosing cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) can be tricky. Find out how vets diagnose CDS and what questions you should ask your vet if your pet is diagnosed with CDS.