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Joint problems are in general an age-related issue in senior pets. Weight-bearing bones and joints of the body eventually wear out from years of wear and tear, paving the way for the development of joint problems. Fortunately, there are ways to help alleviate symptoms of arthritis. One is by helping your pet keep his weight within a healthy range so the weight-bearing bones and joints of the body won’t be subjected to too much work and pressure. The importance of creating opportunities so your pet can engage in physical activities that are appropriate for their age is also one way to promote the range of motion and prevent joint stiffness. Regular physical activity is also a positive avenue to burn excess energy and keep off the excess weight. Working closely with your London, ON veterinarian will help ensure your arthritic pet’s health and comfort.

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When it comes to feeding, a dog is classified as an adult when he has reached about 90% of the standard adult weight of his breed. As adults, they now have different nutritional needs from puppies, thus there is a need to switch from puppy food to a maintenance diet.

As puppies reach 6-7 months of age, most go through a growth plateau. However, large and giant dog breeds never seems to strop growing until 1-2 years of age.

If you have doubts about whether the pet food you are giving is appropriate for your dog, you can get practical answers just by looking at his body and hair coat. Having the right diet gives dogs glossy hair coats. They are also active and energetic. If your dog has a dull hair coat and seems to lack energy, try switching to another type of pet food. But the best way to make sure if your pet is consuming the right type of pet food is to visit your ... Read more »

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Many cat parents are guilty of committing mistakes when it comes to feeding their pets, which can possibly compromise their cat’s health and well-being. On top of the list is giving much more.

Many cat parents assume that filling their pet’s food bowls with food, much more than they need each day, is one way to show care and affection for their furballs. Unfortunately, this practice has contributed to the significant increase in the number of obese and overweight cats, a nutritional problem that many experts often consider an epidemic. Carrying excess pounds increases a cat’s risk to developing serious health issues like diabetes, osteoarthritis, kidney disease, liver problems, heart problems, and some forms of cancer. Obese cats are also more prone to developing ‘metabolic syndrome’.

The recommended amount of calories that cats should consume is betwe ... Read more »

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Cats are known for their curious streak. But they are also playful and full of energy. Thus, they need lots of opportunities where they can derive physical and mental stimulation so they won’t get bored and become prone to developing undesirable habits. Although cats are known to sleep more than 16 hours a day, they need to burn excess energy via positive avenues that encourage natural behaviors. Also, engaging in activities that provide mental stimulation can prevent or delay the rate by which cognitive dysfunction develops.

When cats become bored as a result of lack of mental and physical stimulation, they can easily develop negative behaviors that can be a challenge to address. They can engage in excessive meowing, potty accidents, and/or destructive behaviors. In addition to cat trees, you can also invest in kitty condos, a window perch, a sun porch, etc. You can also recycle things that your cat can play wi ... Read more »

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