Aging How does ageing affect older pets? As a cat or dog ages, two common changes can occur. The first are age-related changes such as hearing loss, changes in vision or reduced activity. These are normal and cannot be prevented.
The second kind is related to what we would class as disease. Commonly this would include heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, arthritis or dental disease. Often, these types of diseases can start to develop slowly, so we often make excuses or allowances for our pets getting old and miss the warning signs. The signs to look out for can include things like weight gain or loss, changes in water intake or urine output, smelly breath or difficulty chewing, increase or decrease in appetite and changes in activity
levels or sleeping more than normal.
from Wembley Veterinary Hospital
Comments from KoKo
“I’ve already told my Mum that i don’t want a CAT scan when I get older. I am scared of cats and don’t see why I should have a cat charge Mum a lot of money for just walking around me in a circle.”
“I’m not having any LAB tests either. I hear that Labrador are not all that clever so I doubt it would be worthwhile paying for their opinion. (sorry to offend any Labs!)” KoKo
Snail Pellet Poisoning
The first rains of spring often bring out that first flush of snails into the garden. Snail pellets are highly toxic and can kill Dogs and Cats by causing muscle excitement, salivation and seizures. Take care of you dog when he/she is out walking as well as in your own yard.
I never pass up a little taste of chocolate cake especially if it is free!
The photo shows Mayor Henderson slicing a delicious multilayer cake made by the French Patisserie chef. Mum grabbed a plate and oohed and ahhed as she absorbed the wonderful textures and flavours of the cake. I kept staring silently at her, and was rewarded when she gave me the plate to lick. Yum Yum it certainly was a lovely treat.
The SFM has some great food – my particular favourite is the doggie food stall and its tiny tasty sausages. Woofs from KoKo
Monday afternoon Dumpling and I had a bit of a tiff. He kept trying to borrow my little orange toy but I was being very possessive and gave him a hard time. I barked sharply every time he came near me. I was not like my usual chummy self. Anyway you can see we each won one tussle.
Later in Rokeby Rd we meet this cute eared fellow called Dexter