(For the record, pup Astrid is 3 years old. She started going gray not long after her 1st birthday. Maybe that means she's a wise old soul?)
Our Tip of the Day:As I'm sure many of you know and have witnessed, as dogs and cats age, they often start displaying more gray and white hairs, just as humans do. You'll often see aging black dogs, for example, with white muzzles. Although of course every animal is different, keep in mind that some dogs and even cats may very well start developing more grays long before they start to show any significant signs of aging. Regardless of any of this, though, always remember that age itself is not a disease, so please try not to become disheartened at the thought of your furbaby aging. Though it is inevitable and of course distressing to think that our furbabies will indeed grow old and some day not be with us, it is important both for their sake and yours to focus on enjoying and making the most of the time you do have with them. Remember, our furbabies can sense far more than we can, and that includes our emotions. If you feel sad, they will know it, and it's certainly not fair for them to have to sense or witness their beloved humans sad, or to sense that they are the reason for your sadness. So, think of it in the sense that aging is simply a natural part of life. Even more so, please realize and know that your furbaby happily growing old with you is a wonderful thing, for both them and you.