Help your pet live a long healthy life

Comment that I hear frequently (and say myself!) is that pets don’t live long enough. As veterinary medicine advances and pet lover’s awareness grows, longer and healthier life spans are possible.

Average pet lifespan varies greatly between dogs, cats and breeds. That said, I was surprised by a recent survey of more than 1,000 people by PetAg, Inc. that showed one-third of American pet owners don’t know when their pet will become a senior. With 71 million pet-owning households in the U.S. alone, this “one-third” statistic translates to millions of households that do not know how to prepare for and provide the best care during their pet’s senior years. (more…)