- The gradual changes in strength, agility, vision, hearing, and cognitive function in the senior pet may call for adjustments
- Here are some common potential hazards to be on the lookout for
- An aging or ill pet may need help keeping themself clean and dry. Reduced mobility, chronic illness, and incontinence can all contribute to hygiene problems.
- Here are some pointers for both maintenance and managing soiling accidents
- Mobility is particularly challenging for larger pets. A small dog or a cat can readily be carried from place to place, lifted onto their favorite couch, and taken outside to do their business
- Learning to recognize early signs, and making some changes to the pet’s environment, can help them maintain function and comfort
- Arthritis is a common condition in dogs and cats. It cannot be cured, but it can be managed
- There are a number of options for treating arthritis. Combining multiple approaches leads to the best results.
There’s that old saying about the cobbler’s children having no shoes. As a veterinarian, sometimes I feel ashamed after dropping the ball with my own babies. Like the time my Lab found a stash of raisins I didn’t even know I had. Then did it again two weeks later. I’m supposed to know better! I have had a few occasions to feel guilty when I realized I had been missing some important but subtle signs once they’re back to their usual selves. What I’m trying to tell you is that you will get no judgement here. 20% of dogs suffer from arthritis pain and some ofmore…
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