Moving into apartments allow seniors to downsize, decrease maintenance costs and upkeep, and overall save a lot of money. Older people are also more likely to live alone with 21 percent of men and 33% of women over the age of 65 living by themselves (Source).
As a result, a lot of retirees and seniors looking to find a dog are interested in dogs that will do very well in apartments, and will not require a large yard for exercising and running around. We have selected below the best dog breeds for apartment living:
Dr. Winnie earned a Master in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria's Veterinary School. She is a full-time Veterinarian specializing in internal medicine for companion animals.
Dogs and humans can experience weight changes with age. Some dogs gain weight because they are less active and spend more time sleeping. However, other dogs lose weight with age. Weight loss in senior dogs [...]
As an emergency veterinarian, I see my fair share of dental emergencies. I have witnessed countless dogs with broken jaws, avulsed teeth, or broken teeth. Just the other day, a dog presented to me after [...]
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As a veterinarian, I have neutered hundreds of dogs. Neutering (and spaying) goes a long way in preventing unwanted pets and decreasing the stray dog population. It also helps prevent certain health conditions and can [...]
Unfortunately I see dogs affected by Hemangiosarcoma far more frequently than I would like to in my practice. What can start as very vague signs of lethargy and tiredness can quickly progress into more sinister [...]
Diarrhea is one of the most common complaints that I face as an emergency veterinarian. Dogs are notorious for getting into trouble by eating things they shouldn’t. As pet owners, we are often guilty of [...]