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Common health problems in older cats

13th May, 2021

what are the common health problems your older cat could be suffering from – and how can you spot them before it’s too late? After all, a speedy diagnosis and effective early treatment could add years to your faithful feline’s life....

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How to cope with older dog incontinence

12th May, 2021

If your dog begins to show signs of incontinence then don’t despair. There are plenty of ways to cope with the issue of older dog incontinence. First off, read our helpful guide. From what signs to look out for, its causes and how to treat incontinence, we’ve got answers to all your doggy dilemmas....

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How much food does an old cat need?

11th May, 2021

Has your older cat begun to be less active? Are they spending more time indoors? If so, their metabolism may also be slowing down. This means they could be at risk of putting on weight if you keep feeding them in the same way as in their more active, younger days....

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Behaviour problems in older dogs

11th May, 2021

When you’ve been together for as long as you and your older dog have, then you’ll really know each other's quirks and foibles. And just like their human owners every dog has their own personality and particular way of doing things. But as your faithful friend gets on in years, you might notice them acting a little differently to how they used to....

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Vets encouraged to offer tailored care for senior pets

10th May, 2021

A new campaign aims to improve the quality of life of older pets. Veterinary pharmaceutical company Animalcare is offering free resources to veterinary practices to help enhance the level of care they provide to animals as they age and to educate owners on how they can maintain their pet’s wellbeing and welfare in later life....

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Dogs have piled on the pounds in lockdown

10th May, 2021

A combination of extra treats and less exercise means that many pets across the UK have put on weight since the start of the pandemic. In a survey by pet food maker Natural Instinct, nearly half of dog owners admitted that they have overindulged their pet over the past 12 months....

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More than three-quarters of owners worried about 'dognapping' risk

26th April, 2021

Dog owners are increasingly fearful over their pets’ safety after a rise in dog theft. With demand for pets at an all-time high during the pandemic, dogs have become a target for criminals. DogLost, a UK charity that helps victims of dog theft, recorded a 170% increase in the crime last year, from 172 dogs reported stolen in 2019 to 465 dogs in 2020....

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Dog's size and shape associated with higher bone tumour risk

19th April, 2021

Osteosarcoma, a painful and aggressive bone tumour in dogs, can affect any breed but larger breeds in particular are more susceptible, new research has confirmed....

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Best training activities for older dogs

15th April, 2021

At Petwise, we’re specialists when it comes to providing insurance for senior dogs. So we’ve put together a guide to some of the best ways to keep your spaniel sporty or your akita active in their more mature years....