Geriatric nutrition – Dogs

HEALTH GUIDE Nutrition for senior pets A dog is considered to be a senior when he enters the last third of his life expectancy. Although each breed has its own average longevity, dogs around the age of 7 are becoming less active, and have a slower metabolism. Their...

The geriatric pet

HEALTH GUIDE How to take care of your senior dog When a dog ages, its body begins to change. Its organs become affected by the aging process so it is important to know what signs to look for in order to help identify any problems. Is my pet considered old? Not all...

Heatstroke

HEALTH GUIDE Heatstroke When traveling with your pet during the summer months, it is important to be careful to avoid having to leave him alone in the car. An animal should never be left alone in a car especially on sunny days, even if it is not a heat wave. As...

How to keep your dog cool this summer

HEALTH GUIDE How to keep your dog cool this summer When the sun is hot, it sure does feels good to splash around in the water! It’s pretty easy for us to cool off as needed, but much less so for our animals. When we suffer due to the heat, it’s important to...

Microchipping your pet

HEALTH GUIDE A microchip, it’s a good idea! The dreadful thought of losing your four-legged companion is the reason why more and more pet owners are choosing to microchip their animals. A microchip will increase your pet’s chances of being returned to you if he gets...

Intestinal parasites

HEALTH GUIDE Your pet and intestinal parasites As your pet goes about its daily routine, it can come into contact with parasites. The parasites that most commonly affect our pets are roundworms, flatworms, and hookworms. Transmission happens through contact in an...