The Many Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

Senior dog with head on owner's lap.

All pets are equally deserving of homes, and yet some animals spend longer than others waiting to be adopted. In stark contrast to younger pets (especially kittens and puppies), older pets have shockingly slow adoption rates. We can do something about this trend by encouraging others to consider sharing their lives and their homes with a sweet, seasoned pet. There are so many reasons to adopt a senior pet, and we’ve got some convincing ones below.

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The Long Haul: The Best In Senior Pet Care

Senior pet care.

Few of us can resist the charms of young animals, but if you’re looking for constant companionship and devotion, senior pets are where it’s at. Senior pets are deeply connected to their routines, and know exactly where their people are at all times. They have also fine-tuned their instincts and understand implicitly where they belong.

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Avoiding Pancreatitis in Pets this Holiday Season

San Antonio cat and dog at holiday meal.

As the holiday season approaches, it is time to take a moment to reflect on pet safety. As activities and gatherings start to happen, it gets difficult to consider all the potential hazards for your animals. Doing a little prep work on the front end is likely a little more manageable, though. 

Most of us know to avoid tinsel for kitties and chocolate for dogs, but have you thought about the risk of pancreatitis over the holidays? Keep reading to learn Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital’s best tips for preventing pancreatitis in pets.

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