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Do Some Breeds Age “Faster” Than Others?

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At what age is your pet considered to be senior?  There is no simple answer for every cat and dog, but the general principle practiced by many veterinarians (including myself) is that pets having achieved seven years of age have entered the senior phase of their lives. The conventional perspective that one pet year equals […]

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“Medication Cocktail” for Senior Dogs — in Tasty ActivPhy Supplement Ball

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By what means do you get medications into your dog? The most common means are pills and liquids that are given orally. Other medications can be given via injection or transdermal gel (which absorbs through the skin into the bloodstream). Inability to get a medication into your pooch can lead to failure of treatment. Such […]

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Weight Management for the Overweight and Obese Pet

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  You may not be aware, but pet obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S.  In 2014, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP)conducted it’s annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey by partnering with veterinarians and establishing that 52.7 percent of dogs and 57.9 percent of cats are overweight or obese. That’s nearly nearly […]

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Tips to Protect Your Dog As the Seasons Change

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Make Pet Safety a Priority This Fall Fall is my favorite season, as I always look forward to cooler temperatures, changing leaf colors, and the sense that Southern California might actually get some rain sometime soon. Having grown up in New Jersey, my perspective of fall is very East Coast traditional.  Now that I am […]

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Top Ways to Prevent your Dog from Developing Arthritis- Part 1 Healthy Weight Maintenance

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 Top Ways to Prevent your Dog from Developing Arthritis  by Dr. Patrick Mahaney  Part 1 – Healthy Weight Maintenance  This is part one of this three-part series to help prevent your dog from developing arthritis. This article will focus on healthy body weight maintenance. How your dog’s weight impacts dog arthritis  Aging is an inevitable […]

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