“Slower, Shorter, Sadder” is the title of a study of English dog owners who describe how their walks have changed after a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in their dogs. The development of canine osteoarthritis can lead to big changes in dog walking routines. Most of the owners surveyed reported that before the diagnosis, walking distance, speed, … Continue reading How Daily Walks Change When Your Dog Has Osteoarthritis
A tiny stray kitten was taken in by the family of Pax, a sweet senior Labrador Retriever. Pax quickly became the kitten’s (now named Polly) protector and best friend. The pair formed a strong bond with each other. Pax shows endless patience with Polly’s rambunctious antics, as you can see in this adorable video: Can’t … Continue reading Watch What Happens When a 13 Year Old Lab Adopts a Stray Kitten!
Does one dog year really equal seven human years? This long-held belief is undergoing some high-tech revision. Scientists say a more accurate way to measure an animal’s age is to use something called an epigenetic clock—the accumulation of chemical modifications in an animal’s DNA over its lifespan. One particular modification known as methylation is especially … Continue reading Scientists Develop New Dog Aging Calculator
The University of Washington and Texas A&M University have teamed up for a large-scale study called the Dog Aging Project. The project invites dog owners to nominate their pets to be part of the study. The goal of the Dog Aging Project is to identify factors that are critical to improving healthy lifespan in dogs. … Continue reading Dog Aging Project Seeks Volunteers for New Canine Health Study
In honor of Senior Pet Adoption Month, here’s a true senior pet adoption success story! Tito is a 15 year-old Chihuahua with multiple health issues who was taken in as a foster. Tito and his "brother" Frank soon became inseparable. Tito had a collapsed trachea and cannot use his back legs. Frank helped nurse Tito … Continue reading Heartwarming Video: Best Friends Tito and Frank