While it’s important for dogs of all ages to have regular vet checks, it’s even more important as your dog reaches his senior years. Because many people aren’t sure what the signs of aging are, potential serious problems can be overlooked, and dismissed as “normal.” Regular senior health checks will increase the chances of catching a problem early.
When you notice any changes in your dog’s behaviour, mood, eating or sleeping habits, water consumption, frequency of urination… anything different, make an appointment to see your vet right away. Don’t worry about being seen as overreacting, or a worry wart – that’s what your vet is there for. You know your dog better than anyone, and are the best judge of even the slight changes.
On this site I will be covering a variety of health and welfare topics, and discussing what we can do, at home, to make our dogs as comfortable as possible.
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