when will my cat become a senior

When will my cat become a senior?

Senior cats make delightful pets. By this stage in their life, most cats have things all figured out and have settled into a good routine. As our cats get older, while they may become more settled and calmer, it is also common for their health to start to deteriorate. Looking after a senior cat can…

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When will my dog become a senior?

While knowing when your dog is classed as a senior may seem like trivial information, it is important, as it will affect a variety of things including their lifestyle and diet. Senior dogs need a little extra support from us and should not be treated the same as their younger, more robust peers. There is…

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When will my rabbit become a senior?

Did you know, the average lifespan of a rabbit in the wild is only 1 to 2 years old. Thankfully, those kept in captivity live a lot longer thanks to vaccinations, good husbandry and veterinary care. However, it is only in recent decades that our rabbits have started to live much longer, as we gain…

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Common illnesses associated with older cats

The saying that ‘cats have nine lives’ may not be quite true. However, we certainly see many cats who seem to defy the laws of physics and live well into their teen years and beyond, with the oldest ever cat reported to be 38 when she passed. While many cats look good as they age,…

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Common illnesses associated with older dogs

Probably one of the worst parts of being an owner is watching our furry friends get older. Sadly, aging comes with health problems, some of which can greatly impact on a dog’s quality of life. A number of conditions can be tricky for owners to spot and may be confused with normal signs of aging.…

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Common illnesses associated with older rabbits

With improved husbandry, nutrition and medical care, many rabbits can nowadays live happily until 10-12 years of age. Breed variability exists as dwarf and giant rabbits have different life expectancy. As a prey animal, rabbits are hard-wired to disguise any signs of illness, as this could make them a target for predators in the wild.…

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Cat anxiety

It can sometimes feel like cats should come with an instruction manual! Figuring them out can be a full-time job. Us owners of more than one cat will be more than familiar with the fact that each cat comes with their own very unique personality. Reading the signs of cat anxiety It can be distressing…

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Signs of dog anxiety

There is nothing more upsetting than realising your dog is feeling anxious. At times, it may feel like there is little we can do to help them. Luckily, once we learn to read the signs of dog anxiety and discover what it is our dogs are reacting to, there is lots that can be done…

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How to help your dog cope with fireworks

While Coronavirus is likely to limit the number of public displays of fireworks and large gatherings to celebrate events such as fireworks night and New Year’s Eve, people will still be letting off fireworks in their own back gardens. In fact, we are probably going to see more ‘home-grown’ fireworks displays than ever before. This…

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