Senioritis

Discover what health concerns could impact your aging dog.

Is your dog simply getting older, or is something seriously wrong with him? Signs of some diseases look a lot like ordinary aging.

“If you think there’s something wrong with your dog, there probably is,” says Steven Marks, BVSc, M.S., section chief of small animal medicine at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “Don’t assume it’s ‘just old age.’” 

Marks emphasizes that you are in the best position to know what’s normal for your dog. Report anything you consider unusual to your veterinarian right away. Early detection leads to the best chance for a positive outcome.

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