Video: Matching Seniors with Adoptable Senior Cats

Many senior cats end up in animal shelters when their senior owners pass away or are unable to care for them any longer. Often, these senior cats are calm and affectionate companions, but they can get overlooked at shelters because many adopters are interested in kittens. Animal rescue organizations have started special programs to match … Continue reading Video: Matching Seniors with Adoptable Senior Cats

Feline Vets Update their Senior Cat Care Guidelines

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has released updated 2021 Feline Senior Care Guidelines for veterinary health professionals, as well as updated resources for cat owners. While the full guidelines are designed to help veterinary practitioners care for senior cats, the AAFP has also created client information materials for cat owners. What are the … Continue reading Feline Vets Update their Senior Cat Care Guidelines

Signs of Cognitive Decline in Senior Dogs

Like dementia in humans, older dogs can develop a neurodegenerative condition known as canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCDS). According to Dr. Brian Gray Barnett, a veterinarian with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the Dog Aging Project research team, “One study found that 28% of 11- to 12-year-old dogs and … Continue reading Signs of Cognitive Decline in Senior Dogs