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A doggie treadmill can be a great investment for a number of reasons. First, if the weather is too hot or too cold to take your pet for a regular walk, you can let your dog use the treadmill. Secondly, elderly pets that have difficulty walking only have to go as far as the treadmill to get daily exercise. Thirdly, elderly pet owners often can’t do the distances themselves to give their pets the exercise they need. Yes. A doggie treadmill can be a win-win. Photo courtesy Petzen

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he foot of a cat tree, isolated on white

Mani-pedis are really important for both dogs and cats. If left unattended, nails can grow into the skin. Not only is this painful but it also makes walking extremely difficult. If you struggle to trim nails, both a groomer or the vet’s office can help. Some adoption agencies offer free nail trims for life. So be sure to ask when you adopt.

A nice cat scratching post will also help keep nails in good shape.