Update: Petco Offers Free Trade-Ins For Dog Parents Affected By Vitamin D Recall

Updated 12/6/18 This week the FDA released a statement regarding the recall of several dog food brands affected by potentially dangerous levels of Vitamin D. In response, Petco announced they do not carry any of the brands listed in the recall. Furthermore, they are offering free trade ins for dog owners who did purchase affected products. The company provided the following advice for concerned pet parents: Visit the FDA’s website for more information and a complete list of affected products. If you believe … Read more

6 Reasons Your Senior Dog May Be Slowing Down

Depending on size and breed, dogs generally become seniors when they are 7 – 9 years old. While “slowing down” can certainly be a part of the natural aging process, it may also be a sign of something more serious. If your older dog seems excessively lethargic, see your veterinarian to rule out the following problems. 1. Pain/Arthritis Arthritis is one of the most common ailments affecting older dogs. Painful, inflamed joints cause many seniors to sit on the sidelines … Read more

Terminally Ill Pup Brings Youthful Spark To Senior Dog Retirement Home

At just 18-months-old, Trigger is by far the youngest resident at Vintage Pet Rescue. The Rhode Island “retirement home” is designed to give senior shelter dogs a place to live out their final days in comfort. Sadly, young Trigger has more in common with his elderly housemates than meets the eye. He is in stage four renal failure and likely has just months to live. The boisterous, happy-go-lucky pooch is blissfully unaware of his condition, and his vibrant presence is breathing … Read more

Ohio Hotel Treats A Terminally Ill Dog To One Final Swim

Bronx, a 7-year-old Pit Bull mix, was diagnosed with a rare disease that causes kidney failure and digestive problems last November. At the time, his vet estimated he had about 3 months to live. Now, one year later, Bronx the “miracle child” has been given the gift of one last splash in the pool before he is fitted with a feeding tube that will make swimming out of the question. It all started with a Facebook plea posted by a … Read more