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Senior Pets

Special care for Elderly Pets

Pet360  has a support / information sharing group for the caretakers of senior pets.   Can be very helpful.  http://community.pet360.com/t5/Senior-Pets/gp-p/SeniorPets

Also see:

http://www.avma.org/animal_health/care_older_pet_faq.asp

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/adapting-the-environment-for-your-senior-dog.html

http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/questions/common-health-issues-in-older-cats

Dementia

Common signs of feline dementia    http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/diseasesconditionscat/tp/feline-dementia.htm?nl=1

It can be very helpful to read how pet owners describe their experiences with elderly animals possibly suffering with dementia.      http://vetmedicine.about.com/u/ua/doghealthfaqs/CanineCognitiveDysfunction.htm

Inspiring Advocates for Aged Pets

Save an older pet !  The City of Elderly Love program of Citizens for a No Kill Philadelphia helps older animals.   http://www.phillynokill.org/programs/city-of-elderly-love/

A sanctuary for old dogs near Allentown PA:    The Sanctuary at Haafsville     www.thesanctuarypa.org

A Savior for Senior Dogs   http://network.bestfriends.org/16688/news.aspx

The Grey Muzzle Foundation

Senior Dog Haven & Hospice is a small, foster-based rescue in Delaware.    http://seniordoghaven.org/

Funny Farm Rescue Animal Sanctuary, in Mays Landing NJ, tries to provide a place for unwanted animals and those who are old or have special needs.     http://www.funnyfarmrescue.org/index.htm

(2012)   Special Adoption Event for Senior Cats and Dogs were held several times by Lovefourpaws.  They took place at Chelsea Senior Living in Jenkintown (Sunrise).   Contact them at  info@lovefourpaws.org      for further information

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