Senior Pet Wellness Contributes to Longevity, Vitality, and Good Health

As your pet ages, changes take place that require adjustments to both their daily care and their veterinary care. Aging, however, doesn’t mean your pet has to slow down or fall into problems. With a focus on senior pet wellness, your furry friend can remain vital through the years. 

At The Maywood Veterinary Clinic, we believe in the importance of senior pet wellness to contribute to longevity and quality of life. Let’s take a closer look at the components of senior pet wellness, and why they are needed.

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Is There Really Such Thing as a Hypoallergenic Dog?

A small gray, floofy dog sits on a vintage mint green sofa

For those of us that suffer from allergies to pets, the dream of sharing our lives with a furry companion can be elusive. Hypoallergenic dog breeds, those that shed less than traditional breeds, are rising in popularity as an alternative to life without a dog.

But is this concept of a hypoallergenic dog too good to be true?

Just the Facts

A hypoallergenic dog breed is defined as one that is thought to be more compatible with dog allergy sufferers. Although there are anecdotal reports of hypoallergenic dogs causing little or no reaction in some people, the science does not back up the existence of a truly hypoallergenic dog. 

People with allergic reactions to dogs are actually reacting to the proteins found in dog saliva and dander. These proteins are often attached to hair that is shed throughout the home, but even completely hairless dogs will still produce the proteins. 

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A Cat Owner’s Guide to Feline Leukemia and FIV

Cats are pretty self-sufficient, but they still need our help in many ways. When it comes to protecting them against infectious diseases, there is plenty a proactive cat owner can do to help their feline family member stay healthy. 

In particular, serious retroviruses such as those that cause feline leukemia and FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) are a concern. Maywood Veterinary Clinic knows how important your cat is to you and wants to be sure that your knowledge is up to par on these potentially fatal diseases.

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