Pet Health

  • Helping a Senior Dog with Incontinence

    Updated 5/17/2023 There are many reasons a senior dog may lose control over their bladder or bowels. Incontinence can be a symptom of several conditions. Certain breeds are more prone…

  • Diabetes in Older Pets

    Updated for 2023 Diabetes is more common in older pets, but it can also occur in younger or pregnant pets. The disease is more manageable if it is detected early…

  • Arthritis in Elderly Pets

    Signs of Arthritis in Elderly Pets Favoring a limb Difficulty standing or sitting Sleeping more Seeming to have stiff or sore joints Hesitancy to jump, run or climb Weight gain…

  • Elderly Pet Allergies

    If your pet is suffering with allergies, there are several steps you can take to help your senior pet. First, speak with your vet to determine the actual cause of…

  • Itchy Pets and Constant Licking in Elderly Pets

    Many dogs and cats lick and scratch as result of itching (also called pruritis). The most common cause of itching is allergies, skin disease, dry skin, external parasites, infections and…

  • Does Cataracts Equal Blindness in Pets?

    Many people think that when a dog or cat develops cataracts, it means the pet may go blind. In many cases, it is true, cataracts can lead to blindness in…

  • Is the Anti-Vaccine Movement Hurting Pets?

    Vaccines are health products that trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases and…

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The Elderly Pet Organization is a 501C3 non profit organization whose mission is to provide information and education about senior pets. Our goal is to end senior pet abandonment and premature euthanization, while increasing senior pet adoptions throughout the US. We accept donations of unwanted items, as well as cash donations to help us with our cause. Read more about us.

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