A Long And Happy Life: The Principles Of Pet Longevity

pet longevityThe human lifespan has increased significantly over the past century. Thanks to significant progress in medicine it may continue to increase even further!. Our pets have also enjoyed an increase in their overall life expectancy, although not quite as dramatically as humans.

We all want our pets to live as long as possible, which is why we’re delving into the complicated topic of pet longevity and how pet owners can make the most of it!

The Domestication Factor

It’s probably obvious to most people that pets enjoy an increased lifespan over their feral counterparts. The difference is particularly striking when it comes to our feline friends, who in the “wild” have a life expectancy of only a few years, but can easily live 15-20 years when kept in the home of a loving and attentive human owner.

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All Have Value: Caring for a Special Needs Pet

A special needs pet may have unique challenges, but it’s not necessarily harder to provide the love and attention they deserve. Sure, serious illness or injury can preclude certain rigorous activities, but a special needs pet can still enjoy a high quality of life with a caring individual or family. Fortunately, there are resources available that make the experience less daunting – and more valuable. Our veterinarians and staff believe that every pet has value and the potential to bring endless rewards to their forever home.

What Qualifies?

A special needs pet is one with any of the following conditions:

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Hear, hear: Pet Hearing

The world would be a very different place without our sense of hearing. Like us, our dogs and cats rely on their sense of hearing to navigate their environment, find food, and stay safe. Taking good care of the ears is important, as is understanding what role they play for our furry companions.

Read on as Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates explains everything you need to know about pet hearing.

Pet Hearing Basics

While the ear of a hound may look drastically different from that of a cat, a person, or even a German Shepherd, the basic functions of the ear remain the same from species to species. Continue…