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Hearing Loss in Senior Pets - No. 3 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

Overview - Dogs Hearing loss is one of the most common problems affecting senior pets. Through the years, most pet owners have experienced incidences where their pets ignored them. In reality, this behavior occurs quite often in cats and can be a characteristic of certain dog breeds. Given these facts, it may be challenging to determine if our pets have hearing loss or if they ar...
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Failing Vision in Senior Pets - No. 2 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

VISION LOSS IN OLDER DOGS Older dogs, just like older people tend to develop eye problems as they age. The most common eye problems of old dogs are cataracts, glaucoma and nuclear sclerosis. Blindness can develop from the first two conditions, and from retinal degeneration with age. Signs that your dog is losing his eyesight are often quite obvious. He might bump into walls or furnit...
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Behavior Changes in Older Dogs - No. 1 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

  The famous American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “All diseases run into one — old age.” This statement applies to pets as well as people. It’s important for pet owners to understand that our pets age faster than we do. Although there is no perfectly accurate human-to-dog or human-to-cat age comparison, it’s often startling for us t...
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Dog-Friendly Places in Albuquerque

Dog Parks (27) Restaurants (172) and Pet Friendly Places (6) where your pooch is welcome DOG PARKS Note: For the location and map of the parks listed below, visit the City of Albuquerque Dog Parks listing. We recommend that you check out the “reviews” for the parks listed below. It’s always a good idea to see what others have to say to make sure the park you’re considering is the right fi...
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Helping Your Dog Cope With Back To School Blues

  Dogs Can Experience A Lot Of Stress When The Kids Go Back To School. How Can You Lower That Stress? The kids are heading back to school. Those lazy, hazy days of summer spent playing with their friends and time with their pets is over. Families are busy, hurrying off to work and school in the mornings, focused on school work and activities in the afternoon. Instead of going for walks...
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Hot Cars Can Kill Pets

On a warm day, ask yourself the following question: “Is it too warm to take my pet along today”? Cool outside doesn't mean cool in the car It doesn't have to be that warm outside for a car to become dangerously hot inside. Here are some facts: When it's 72 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit within an hour. When it's 80 de...
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Dealing with Your Dog's Digestive Dilemmas

We suspect that most of you are intimately familiar with the digestive system, that amazing mechanism that takes in food, pulverizes it, transforms it into nutrients and uses it to fuel the body. The dog’s digestive tract is not so different from ours in that respect; it converts food into all the nutritional building blocks a dog needs to grow and develop. If you’ve ever experience...
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Common Health Problems Affecting Small Breed Dogs

  Patellar Luxation Patellar luxation, commonly known as dislocated kneecap occurs with such frequency in small and miniature dog breeds that it ranks as the #1 health problem according to most pet healthcare experts. This problem is usually a congenital defect but can also result in a blunt trauma injury. Veterinarians grade this condition on a scale of 1-4 wi...
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7-Tips on Caring for Senior Pets

  It’s common practice for Veterinary practices in the US to offer special Senior Care Programs. Just like humans, a pet’s “golden” years bring about changes in their overall health, mobility and neurological functions. According the Bernadine Cruz, DVM, at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital in Laguna Hills, CA, “providing that special care is fundamental to improving their qualit...
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Dog Questions People Search For On Google

We had a little fun with this. First, we found the top 10 for 2016 from Google. Apparently 2017 stats are not available yet. Next, we found some fun ones listed by Bravo TV’s Unleashed. Are you ready? Let’s do this. 1. How long are dogs pregnant? Dogs are pregnant for about 63 days, or slightly over two months. Each trimester is about 21 days long. 2. Was Goofy a dog? Goof...
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