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The Geriatric Dog: Urinary Incontinence

When I was younger and before I was in the veterinary field my dog Bella, who was roughly nine years old, developed a urinary incontinence. I remember her having accidents around the house.

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Living with a Senior Cat

There is no one specific age that classifies a cat as a senior. Like humans, some cats age faster than others. There are 3 categories for older cats: Mature or Middle aged: 7-10 years (44-56 years for humans) Senior: 11/14 years (60-72 years for humans) Geriatric: 15+ years (76+ years for humans) With good home and veterinary care […]

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Senior Pet Health

When examining aging animals, it is not uncommon to hear statements like “Yeah, he’s slowing down. He is getting old, so I’m not worried.” The truth that many people don’t realize is that age, in and of its self, should not cause your furry family members to “slow down”. Diseases associated with aging are the […]

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The Aging Pet by Jodi Nantais, RVT

Let me introduce my Shelby girl, she is 14yrs old and has been with me for the last 13yrs. I obtained her from a shelter in Kingston where I was attending tech school. I still remember thinking why would such a young and beautiful dog be in need of a home? I did not know […]

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Saying Goodbye… is Never Easy

Written by Angie Waters RVT (with help from Nicole & Robyn) It is never easy saying goodbye to our faithful friends. Some may have been with you for many years, or are taken from us far too soon. They are the first eyes or nose you may feel waking you up for breakfast, or for […]

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Community Parks and Dogs

End of school is here!  As a mum of two young boys, we live in our little park. Dogs pass through with their owners enjoying an evening walk, the kids are playing grounders and building sand castles, and the parents are unwinding from a hectic day at work and after-school activities.

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