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 makes your dog smell like urine?

If I smell urine on a dog or cat, there are often a couple of causes that might generate the less-than-pleasant smell. The first, is that the pet may have a urinary tract infection. Typically, these are female dogs or cats and the urine that is collecting on the hair...

Are Flea treatments harmful for senior cats and dogs?

This is a very common question that comes up often and it isn’t exactly a black or white answer. For the most part, the flea medications that you purchase from your vet are going to be safe and effective. However, occasionally there are some that we want to stay...

What do most pet dogs ultimately die from?

I think this question most likely applies to our senior dogs. In that case, there are probably two good answers to this not-so-uplifting question. The first and foremost answer to this question is that cancer is the number one reason why we end up putting older dogs...

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...