You walked or ran your legs off, biked until you dropped, lifted your body weight at the gym, and swam a distance equivalent to circling the globe. Now it is time to refuel.
It may seem counterintuitive to eat and drink after working hard to tone your body and burn calories, but a workout takes its toll on your muscles and other body systems. The key to responsible refueling is to make smart selections that provide the necessary recovery without packing on excess calories that cancel out your effort.
If your pet seems to be forgetting something they used to know, should you think “Back to School” for them? The short answer is: probably not.
Believe it or not, cats and dogs, like people, also can suffer “cognitive dysfunction” (i.e. memory loss like Alzheimer’s disease) as early as 11 years of age. Sometimes age-related changes may look like memory loss, but aren’t.
About Senior Cats
According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, a cat is considered a senior at the age of 11 (60 in human years) and geriatric at the age of 15 (76 in human years).
Partake in some turkey fun for the whole family with these greater Cleveland Thanksgiving events:
Compassionate Thanksgiving. Start your holiday season together with Happy Trails Animal Sanctuary enjoying an animal friendly (vegan) buffet dinner. 5-8 p.m. Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron Peninsula Road, Akron, 330-296-5914, happytrailsfarm.org
Turkey Trot 5 Miler and Fun Run. Free t-shirt, walking welcome and get a souvenir drawstring bag. Twinsburg Fitness Center, 10260 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, 330-963-8722, twinsburgrecreation.com