Category: March 2012 Newsletter A

Caring For a Cat That Is a Senior

The life expectancy of the average indoor cat is 12 to 18 years. Search the internet however, and you'll find tales of much older felines. They include Lucy from South Wales, purported to be 40 years old as of January 2012, and Créme Puff of Texas, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 38. While these cats serve as unique specimens of feline longevity, we may bestow the title of "senior cat" upon any housecat over the age of ten.

Ask Seth: Vegetarian Dog Food?

I have a friend who is a strict vegetarian and is considering adopting a dog. She said she plans on making the dog eat a vegetarian diet too. I have read that soy is considered a poor filler in dog foods. Is there any way for her to keep a dog healthy on a vegetarian diet? What is the best diet for dogs?