A Long And Happy Life: The Principles Of Pet Longevity

pet longevityThe human lifespan has increased significantly over the past century. Thanks to significant progress in medicine it may continue to increase even further!. Our pets have also enjoyed an increase in their overall life expectancy, although not quite as dramatically as humans.

We all want our pets to live as long as possible, which is why we’re delving into the complicated topic of pet longevity and how pet owners can make the most of it!

The Domestication Factor

It’s probably obvious to most people that pets enjoy an increased lifespan over their feral counterparts. The difference is particularly striking when it comes to our feline friends, who in the “wild” have a life expectancy of only a few years, but can easily live 15-20 years when kept in the home of a loving and attentive human owner.

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Back to School: Improving Your Dog’s Behavior

Getting the kids ready for the new school year may remind you of just how much “schooling” is needed to improve your dog’s behavior. Has he been shredding shoes, or howling through the night? Do you worry about his random “nipping” at strangers or have noticed an increase in separation anxiety?

Man’s best friend can certainly develop a lot of bad habits when consistency and training are ignored. Sometimes changes in schedule, such as start of the new school year or longer working hours, can also prompt changes in your pet’s behavior.

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What You Need To Know About Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Hyperthyroidism in cats (also called feline hyperthyroidism) is a fairly common disease, and one that all cat owners should be aware of.

The disease is the result of excessive levels of the thyroid hormone, known as T4, produced by a growth or tumor on the thyroid gland. Although the growth itself is usually benign, the damage to an animal’s body that can result are often life threatening.

Feline hyperthyroidism most often affects middle-aged and senior cats. Learning how to recognize and treat this disease is key to keeping your kitty’s good health going long into his or her golden years.

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