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How Your Dog's Behavior Can Change With Age

Few people want to admit that their beloved puppy is approaching his twilight years. While it is possible for dogs to live into their 30s, like the Australian cattle dog Chilla who died at age 32, a more likely estimate of your canine’s life span ranges from almost 7 years to 13 ½. Here are some changes to expect as…

Too Old for Cancer Treatment?

I've just completed a particularly lengthy and emotionally charged new consult with a middle aged couple, and a soft silence fills the room. Ben, their beloved 13-year-old Golden retriever, was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, and they are here to learn everything they can about his disease and what options are available for treatment. Overall he's feeling fairly well. However, subtle signs of disease have started to set in. He's showing a slight but perceptible reluctance to rise from bed in the morning. Meals are still being consumed, but at a less than usual frenetic pace. Ben's been panting more, and his owners noted two instances where he stopped abruptly during their routine...

Common Health Conditions in Senior Dogs

As with people, certain diseases become more likely as dogs age. Kidney disease, heart disease, cancer and diabetes are among the ones that are of greatest concern. RELATED: Most Common Health Conditions in Senior Cats ...

Senior Dogs: What to Watch Out For

Our dogs are like our children. If we raise them from puppies, often times we are the only parents they know. However, it's inevitable that our dogs will grow old and eventually decline in health. While this can be a painful process for us humans emotionally, it can be equally painful and frightening for our dogs. Imagine…

10 Tips For Feeding Your Senior Dog

Because there aren't any specific guidelines on what a senior dog's diet should be, dog food companies take it upon themselves to produce whatever they want. The main thing they're concerned about is that they meet industry guidelines for adult dogs. The main types of food for senior dogs are dry, semi-moist and canned. All…

Worried about getting old? Blackie will make you feel better. According to the (U.K.) Daily Mail, Blackie is 19 years old (that's 133 in dog years), and is staying at the Battersea Dog and Cats Home in London. Staff at the shelter believe that the graying pooch is the oldest to spend time at Battersea, but he certainly doesn't act the part. Blackie spends most of his time running around the kennels, going on walks and playing with toys. Due to his enthusiasm and good health, the shelter is optimistic they will find a new home for this old-timer. ...