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Why you should adopt an older pet

Why you should adopt an older pet

If you've been thinking about getting a new pet, have you considered adopting an older animal? There are plenty of positives when it comes to giving an older pet a home and a great companion is just one of them! Here are three good reasons why an older pet can be a...

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Euthanasia – deciding when it’s time

Euthanasia – deciding when it’s time

Euthanasia is a very difficult topic to think about but it's an important one, and something that we as veterinarians deal with every day. Deciding when is the right time to euthanise a pet can be one of the most difficult decisions you'll ever make. Most of us hope...

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Reasons to adopt a senior cat

Reasons to adopt a senior cat

If you are thinking of adding a feline friend to your family you should consider adopting a senior cat. Kittens may be fun and playful but they can be hard work! You'll find there are many hidden joys if you bring a senior 'kitty-zen' into your life. Here are our top...

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The oldest living cat

The oldest living cat

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the oldest living cat is currently living in Oregon, USA. His name is Corduroy and he was born 1st August 1989, making him nearly 27 years old! Corduroy, a handsome long haired tabby cat, has an astounding social media...

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Dementia can affect our pets too

Dementia can affect our pets too

It is well known that ageing takes a toll on our entire body including our brain - and the same goes for our pets. Research confirms that our pets can suffer from dementia and the disease that affects dogs (known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction) has many similarities...

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Caring for a senior pet – our top tips

Caring for a senior pet – our top tips

You might not realise it but dogs and cats are considered senior citizens when they reach 8 years of age. Our furry senior friends require some extra special attention to help keep them happy and healthy. Here's a few of our top tips for senior care. A regular health...

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Good news for Albany’s senior pets!

Good news for Albany’s senior pets!

Senior Pet Month at Mira Mar Vets gives owners of older pets in Albany the perfect opportunity to get their friend checked out. So far, since the start of April, we have examined and blood tested over 70 older animals, which we think is fantastic! Due to this...

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Adopting a Senior Pet

Adopting a Senior Pet

f you're looking to add a new addition to your family you're probably considering a cute, cuddly little puppy or kitten. But if you're wanting a true companion (and possibly less work!) then a senior pet might be the better option. Here are some good reasons why a...

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Keeping an eye out for arthritis

Keeping an eye out for arthritis

Our pets are more likely to suffer from arthritis during the colder weather so now is a great time for an arthritis check with us. Most of the signs of arthritis are subtle and will sneak up on your pet over many years. You may not even realise that your pet is in...

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