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Does Your Pet Have an Estate Plan?

Our pets are often as much a beloved part of the family as are our children, yet they are all too often the forgotten loved ones when it comes to estate planning. With our nation’s senior population e…

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Top 5 Safest Toys for Your Senior Dog

Just because you pup is older, doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t want to play!  Older dogs need the mental stimulation and exercise that comes from safe active play. It's easy to let exercise slide once …

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Why I Want My Dog to Die Fast

An unusual number of my friends have been saying good-bye to their senior dogs lately, most of them with little to no warning. Fido is retrieving a ball and wagging his tail one night, and the next mo…

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7 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

November is National Adopt-a-Senior-Dog Month. It's during this time I think about all the sweet senior dogs that have left me and are now waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. Even though it's fun to…

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Why You Should Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet

Each year, Petfinder celebrates a week in September as Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. In a recent survey by Petfinder, 33 percent of adoption groups said they've had pets who were posted on Petfinde…

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When Your Pet Reaches the Double Digits

Last week was Sanchez's 10th birthday! While I've celebrated all of his birthdays, this one felt very different than all the previous ones. I've known too many dogs who didn't make it to their 10th bi…

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10 Sweet Senior Dogs Who Need a Home (Photos)

In animal shelters, senior dogs are often passed up for adoption in favor of younger, sprightlier dogs. However, if you've ever spent time around an amiable senior dog, then you know that this is not …

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10 Lovable Senior Cats Who Need a Home (Photos)

If given the choice between a fluffy, bright-eyed kitten and a slow-paced, toothless old cat, which would you choose? While many of our readers might embrace the senior cats, this is unfortunately …

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How Can I Help My Dog Age Gracefully?

By Morieka Johnson, MNN Q: It's getting harder for my 9-year-old dog to do the things she used to enjoy. How can I help her age gracefully? A: While every dog is different, most canines ent…

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