Why is a pet’s age not counted in human years?

We have covered the topic in the past and how to tell whether or not your pet is a senior in both our previous blog and in our senior pet podcast. The issue with reporting a pet’s age in human years is that it is very difficult to get an accurate age and...

How do I bring home a new puppy if I have an older dog?

I think the most important thing I can tell you is that when you have a senior pet and bring home a new puppy it is that you give them the gift of time to acclimate. The first thing to keep in mind is that this is a huge change for your senior dog. They are going from...

Is it unfair to a senior dog to adopt a new puppy?

This is a very common question that I get quite often and it is one of the best thing that you can do for a senior dog and that is to get a puppy. Here are a few reasons why: Activity: Often, having a new puppy around the house causes the senior dog to be more active,...

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 can I do about my elderly dog wetting his bed?

Fortunately but unfortunately, this is a very common occurrence for our senior dog population. The term for this is urinary incontinence which implies that your dog loses control of its bladder while they are asleep. Incontinence almost exclusively happens when an...