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Why Senior Pets Are the Best

Adopting a dog or cat is an exciting time for every member of the family - especially for the kids. While they may want to take home a puppy or kitten (who can resist those little faces?), there are a lot of excellent reasons to consider adopting a senior dog or cat. Here are just a few of the many reasons older pets are great for families. Credit: Getty Editorial They're a Well-Kept Secret "Compared to the huge undertaking it is to raise a youngster, I find that the pleasures and joys of an adult pet are so underrated," said Gail Buchwald, senior vice president of the ASPCA adoption center. "The best kept secret is getting a pet that's already an adult." Families with busy households...

Choosing a Boarding Kennel

Need to go out of town? A boarding kennel can give your pet quality care and can give you peace of mind. Before loading Fido or Fluffy into the car and driving over to the nearest kennel, though, it's important to find the right kennel and prepare your pet for boarding. Credit: Getty Editorial WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF USING A BOARDING KENNEL? Your pet depends on you to take good care of her, even when you have to be out of town. Friends and neighbors may not have the experience or time to properly look after your pet, particularly for longer trips. So next time you have to leave your pet behind for a while, leave pet care to the professionals, such as a pet sitter or boarding...

Dogs love treats, but wouldn't it be great if you could make your dog work a little more for those tasty treats? Food-dispensing (also known as treat-dispensing) dog toys could help you accomplish that goal. Even better, the mental and physical stimulation food-dispensing dog toys provide may decrease the chances your dog develops boredom-related behavior problems - barking and chewing, for example. Before you go out and buy a food-dispensing toy, however, you should consider the following. Credit: Associated Press 1. Food-Dispensing Dog Toys Should be Durable "For most dogs, getting hold of food is the single most interesting and satisfying activity in the world," says dog trainer...

Pooch Pampering on a Budget

These days, it's all about cutting corners to make ends meet. And while you want to spoil your dog, you may feel you can't when you have to watch every penny. But pampering your pooch doesn't take loads of dough. You don't have to be the Queen of England or come from an exclusive Upper East Side, New York family to let your dog live the life of the rich and famous. Credit: Getty Creative So how, then, does one have budget-friendly fun with their furry yet penniless friend? Well, you can start by following a few of these tips. RELATED: Top 10 Most Lovable Dogs in the World Make Bath Time Lots of Fun Instead of spending wads of cash you don't have on those lovely doggy spas and boutiques...