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Special thoughts, insights, blessings and concerns about our pets as they grow older and move further into "senior" and "geriatric" years.
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BlogPaws Senior Pets Infographic Ready for the Taking - BlogPaws

BlogPaws Senior Pets Infographic Ready for the Taking - BlogPaws | Our Aging Pets | Scoop.it
BlogPaws has designated August as its Senior Pets Celebration. We applaud older pets, and we applaud those who have earned the love of an elderly pet. We rejoice and celebrate with you.
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Arthritis in Dogs and Cats - Recognizing Signs of Arthritis, Treating Arthritis | petMD

It's common to see arthritis in middle aged to senior dogs and cats, but do you know how to recognize the signs or treat the disease. (It's common to see arthritis in middle aged to senior dogs and cats, but do you know how to recognize the signs?
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Is your pet in pain and you don't know it? This is a Nice review of the signs of arthritis in aging pets.

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3 Step Pet Stairs

3 Step Pet Stairs | Our Aging Pets | Scoop.it

Giving a boost up to sofas and beds, this padded staircase is a must for small pets, or those with arthritis or hip dysplasia. Removable, fleece-like cover hand washes. Assembly required. Wooden pressed board; polyester.  12" wide x 14" high x 18" deep; supports approx. 132 lbs. $24.99

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Loving Care for Your Senior Cat, Part 1

Loving Care for Your Senior Cat, Part 1 | Our Aging Pets | Scoop.it
How old would you guess Stanley is in the photo above? If you know senior cats you may guess, but cats have a unique way of hiding aging from even the most attentive owners. Once cats reach three t...
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Making Life Better For Your Older Pets - Inland Valley News

Making Life Better For Your Older Pets - Inland Valley News | Our Aging Pets | Scoop.it

"Here are some steps you can take before your pet becomes a senior to help reduce the risk or lessen the severity of arthritis: Evaluate your ...

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Hospice hosts workshops to deal with loss of a pet - Local - The Shelby Star

Hospice hosts workshops to deal with loss of a pet - Local - The Shelby Star | Our Aging Pets | Scoop.it
Although it's become a little more acceptable to grieve the loss of a pet, people still feel guilty when they experience sorrow over the death of an animal.
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SitterCity adds site dedicated to senior care

SitterCity adds site dedicated to senior care | Our Aging Pets | Scoop.it
Sittercity, the Chicago-based company that pioneered online matchmaking between families and caregivers, has introduced a subsidiary dedicated to senior care.
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Senior pets need special souls to look after them too!  I challenge petsitters to highlight whether they welcome special needs pets as clients

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Blind dog rescue: Fiona - Fiona is Dog of the Year 2012

 http://www.facebook.com/eldad75 Please make a small donation to Hope For Paws: http://www.hopeforpaws.org (Blind dog rescue: Fiona - Please SHARE on FB & Twitter that Fiona is Dog...: http://t.co/STK6aRro...

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Pet hospice increases options for pets and owners | Blog | Animal ...

Pet hospice increases options for pets and owners | Blog | Animal ... | Our Aging Pets | Scoop.it
Veterinary at-home hospice services provide end-of-life care for ill pets, improving quality of life for animals and potentially extending life, albeit only for a few days in some cases. Hospice care must be administered by a ...
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This article is very well written and quite eloquently illustrates the value pet hospice and palliative care has in a pet's life story

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American Heartworm Society

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Diagnosis, prevention and treatment guidelines on canine and feline heartworm disease from the national authority the American Heartworm Society.  

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