Is it unfair to a senior dog to adopt a new puppy?

This is a very common question that I get quite often and it is one of the best thing that you can do for a senior dog and that is to get a puppy. Here are a few reasons why: Activity: Often, having a new puppy around the house causes the senior dog to be more active,...

When will vet clinics open back up?

While this isn’t specifically senior pet related, I thought that it would be worth discussing in a blog post. A lot of things have changed in the last year and vet medicine was not spared. Almost as quickly as lockdowns started, most vet clinics began to adopt a...

How do dogs and cats die of old age?

It is very important to remember that old age is NOT a disease! We covered the importance of understanding this in an episode of The Senior pet podcast and there is a ton of great information in that episode, I would encourage you to check it out if you haven’t...

What is a high BUN and how do I lower it in my dog or cat?

BUN is a value that shows up on almost all of our routine and non-routine blood panels. It stands for Blood Urea Nitrogen. Urea is a waste product composed of nitrogen and other compounds and it is filtered out by the kidneys. There are a few reasons we can see the...

What makes your dog smell like urine?

If I smell urine on a dog or cat, there are often a couple of causes that might generate the less-than-pleasant smell. The first, is that the pet may have a urinary tract infection. Typically, these are female dogs or cats and the urine that is collecting on the hair...