Taking your cat for a walk on a leash may sound strange at first, but it is actually very beneficial to your kitty, as well as being a fun activity for both you and your cat. Benefits of walking a cat include mental stimulation, boost in health and energy, reduced risk of arthritis and more.
Many senior dogs develop arthritis, but some are more genetically pre-disposed to developing arthritis and other hip and joint issues than others. Find out which breeds are more susceptible to this disease and what you can do to help them if you have one of these dogs.
Many new owners love having their puppy sleep in the same bed with them, but this is not always a good idea for either the dog or their human. Having their own bed not only provides dogs is a safe space where they can relax away from everyday stress, but it is also necessary as the dogs get older and start experiencing joint pain. Starting early is the key.
Dog Hip Dysplasia is a chronic condition that occurs when the ball and socket of the hip joint are misaligned which causes a strain on the joints and pain for your dog. The fist step in helping a dog with hip dysplasia is knowing the signs and symptoms such as limping and leg stiffness.
Arthritis is one of the most common diseases seen in middle-aged cats and can seriously affect a cat's quality of life. Not to be mistaken for cat hip dysplasia which is another problem affecting cats, but this one is typically inherited from birth.
As cats move from adult to senior cat there are a growing number of health issues that owners need to prepare for. From cat arthritis to kidney problems, eye issues and tooth decay, knowing what to look for before it happens is the first step to preventing illness and disease.