One of the most important health problems in veterinary medicine today is the epidemic of obesity in our pets.
Lifespan is the amount of time lived. Healthspan is the time lived with vigor and good health. Which do you think is more important?
There are now lots of devices that let us call our dogs and say “Hi!” when we aren’t at home. But are these really for our dogs, or just for us?
Sometimes our dogs seem to read us like an open book! How do they know just how we are feeling? It turns out, our faces are a clear window into our emotions for our canine friends.
Dogs are exceptionally good at understanding humans; better than any animal outside our own species. But when we talk to them, we give a lot of information besides just words.
Dogs age a lot like humans, though sadly much faster. Helping us to better understand our own aging is just one of the many gifts our canine best friends give us.
Like death and taxes, aging has long been seen as unavoidable. Science is now showing us that this may not be true.
Humans are not the only animals to yawn. Fish, birds and mammals all yawn too. And, of course, so do our favorite animals here at Loyal!
There are many theories about how aging works. Lat’s take a brief look at two: Wear & Tear and the Rate of Living.
If evolution means survival of the fittest, shouldn’t animals evolve to stay healthy and live forever? Unfortunately, the evolutionary race goes to the most fertile, not the most enduring.