It’s difficult to imagine our dogs getting older, but old age happens eventually. Believe it or not, if your dog is seven years of age or older, he is approaching his senior years. And, if he’s a large breed, he may reach his senior years even earlier.
Like humans, dogs undergo physical changes as they age, causing their nutritional needs to change as well. That’s why it’s important to feed your dog the right food to nourish his aging body and mind. When choosing a dog food for senior dogs, consider the following factors: (more…)
The life of a dog should be carefree and full of lots of playtime, unfortunately that is not the story for every pup. Rusty is a cuddly and playful young pup, but he almost missed his chance to share his awesome personality with others.
Rusty was found in Daviess County, Kentucky with a severe gunshot wound on his head. He had a large and infected hole on his face after being shot with a bird shot type of ammunition. Rusty had also become emaciated after consuming the bullet fragments, this led to a severe infection in his intestines, along with internal and external parasites. He was in rough shape and needed surgery as soon as possible. (more…)
Halloween is almost here! In addition to coming up with costumes, remembering to buy candy, and making party plans, there’s one more thing to think about at Halloween time: your pet’s safety. Here are five tips for keeping your pet nice and safe on the night of the ghouls:
Immediately following the attacks of 9/11, nearly 100 trained search dogs and their handlers—enlisted from 18 U.S. states—were deployed by FEMA to join the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Though all the heroic 9/11 dogs have since passed, their memory is still with us today. Seeing images of the dogs working tirelessly around the clock to locate survivors in the rubble alongside firemen and other teams sorting through the debris, showed us just how brave dogs really can be.
These same images deeply intrigued Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas as the events unfolded in the news media. One decade after 9/11, discovering that only 15 of these dogs were still alive, Dumas succeeded in tracking each of them down, traveling across nine states in the U.S. from Texas to Maryland. Dumas captured the remaining dogs living out their twilight years in their homes where they lived with their handlers, a full decade on from 9/11. Composed at close range in natural light, Dumas’ powerful portraits offered an intimate view into the everyday lives of these highly specialized working animals, sharing the vulnerability of old age as they once pursued a common heroic goal.
Can you modify cat behavior with other cats so they become friends? Cats are wonderfully complex creatures. If you’re reading this article, it may be because you adopted a new cat or are thinking about adopting a new cat, and you have another cat or cats and are looking for tips to help all your cats get along. We’re here to help!