Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Fun Activities for Senior Pets

Christmas ShnauzerYou and your senior pet have probably been through alot together. New homes, new relationships, job changes, and maybe even new family members. However, just because you two have seen so many years together doesn’t mean the experiences need to end because your pet is getting older.

Older pets benefit from interaction and exercise just as much as their younger counterparts. In fact, keeping your senior citizen active can help to him or her to life a longer and healthier life. Keep reading to get some inspiration for activities for the senior pet. Continue…

The Gift Of Prevention: Pet Obesity and the Holidays

iStock_000071872941_Large.jpgThe weeks between Halloween and New Year’s Day are notorious for comfort food, rich treats, and small, delicious indulgences that add calories up pretty darn fast. While personal self-control is on sabbatical until January, it’s easy to apply the same rule-breaking to a pet, especially one with pleading eyes, a wagging tail, and repeated chop-licking. One tiny tidbit can’t do any harm, right? Just a small morsel of holiday goodness to share with your pet? We’re sorry to break the spell, but allowing or offering special holiday nibbles can cause or exacerbate pet obesity. Continue…