How do dogs and cats die of old age?

It is very important to remember that old age is NOT a disease! We covered the importance of understanding this in an episode of The Senior pet podcast and there is a ton of great information in that episode, I would encourage you to check it out if you haven’t...

What is a high BUN and how do I lower it in my dog or cat?

BUN is a value that shows up on almost all of our routine and non-routine blood panels. It stands for Blood Urea Nitrogen. Urea is a waste product composed of nitrogen and other compounds and it is filtered out by the kidneys. There are a few reasons we can see the...

What is the best senior pet food?

Ok, so the first thing that I have to say is that the world of pet food is driven by marketing, at least a lot of it. In reality, there are not specific ingredients or qualifications that a diet has to meet to be called a senior food except that it must be able to be...

Is It Okay to Feed a Younger Dog a “Senior” Dog Food?

The short answer to this is yes! You can stop reading if that is all you wanted to know! However, the detailed answer is going to shock a lot of you. Believe it or not, in most cases senior pet foods are just marketing. There are no definitions for what makes up a...

Is Grooming Safe for Senior Cats?

Contrary to what I said about dogs, I am quite a bit more worried about taking a senior cat into the groomer. Why? It has to do with senior cats and their ability to hide diseases…in this case, I am specifically talking about heart issues. Cats are notorious for...