Blog by Animal Clinic of Woodruff

Caring for Older Pets with Senility

Written on February 5th 2020.
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Both cats and dogs can experience cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) as they age. This condition is also known as canine dementia or feline dementia, as well as senility. All these terms describe a decrease in mental health due to age that can cause your pets to act differently.

Senility can st… read more

Posted in Pet Health Issues

Weight Matters More as Pets Age

Written on January 28th 2020.

Ah, January: the month when many people pledge to lose weight and exercise more. While this lifestyle change is often a good goal for humans, it is most certainly a great goal for pets – especially older pets. If you have a senior dog or cat (see our previous blog to know if your pet is a senior), i… read more

Posted in Prevention Health

When is my pet a senior?

Written on January 9th 2020.

Most of us understand the difference between puppies and dogs, or kittens and cats – you sense the change in size and behavior – but the shift from pet to senior pet can be more subtle. It’s important to know when your cat or dog is senior, though, as the care and attention you give them needs to sh… read more

Posted in Pet Health Issues

Can I share Thanksgiving food with my pets?

Written on November 25th 2019.

Thanksgiving is the holiday of great food and lots of it. As you’re cleaning up the dishes in a festive mood, it can be tempting to share the holiday bounty with your pets. But these rich foods are not healthy – and can even be very dangerous for pets.

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While a few bites of turkey … read more

Posted in Prevention Health

Get Ready for Holiday Boarding

Written on November 19th 2019.

It seems like as soon as that Halloween bag of candy is finished, it’s time to start planning for the end-of-year holidays. Whether that means traveling to visit family for Thanksgiving or taking a vacation during the kids’ winter break from school, now is the time to make plans to ensure your pets … read more

Posted in Vaccinations

Does my dog need a flu vaccine? 2019 edition.

Written on November 5th 2019.

Fall is the time of year that many people think about getting flu vaccines. But have you considered the flu vaccine for your dog as well?

Dogs get the flu?

“Dog flu” is the common name for canine influenza, a highly contagious and quite serious respiratory disease that can affect dogs and some… read more

Posted in Pet Health Issues

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