Health Issues

Older Dog Coughing – An Owner’s Guide

Is your older dog is coughing? Is it the sort of cough that lingers or is chronic? If so, it could be a sign that there’s something serious going on ‘behind-the-scenes’. Of course there are […]

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All About Seizures In Older Dogs

Seizures in older dogs can be caused by all sorts of health conditions, and sometimes what looks like a seizure is actually something completely different. If your senior dog has a seizure, dramatic symptoms which […]

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Your Guide To Older Dog Heart Problems

Older dog heart problems are fairly common, and your senior dog is quite likely to develop some type of heart disease…. eventually. This is because although the heart is a very complex organ, it IS […]

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Old Dog Vestibular Disease

Old Dog Vestibular Disease can be triggered by a number of things including inner ear problems, a collar related injury, a brain injury or tumor or a central nervous system dysfunction. However, often there is […]

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All About ‘Old Dog Syndrome’

‘Old Dog Syndrome’ is the canine equivalent of Alzheimer’s Disease in humans. There are lots of other ways that this condition can be (and has been) described including ‘senility‘, ‘dementia‘ and plain ‘old age‘. The […]

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Is My Dog In Pain?

A dog who is in pain can show a wide variety of symptoms¬†– some are obvious, some are very easy to miss, or misunderstand. Pain is the body’s way of telling us that we need […]

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Intervertebral Disc Disease In Dogs

Intervertebral Disc Disease in dogs (also known as IVDD) can happen at any age, but it’s most often seen in the ‘long-bodied’ breeds. When it appears in older dogs who haven’t previously had any back […]

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Old Dog Incontinence

Old dog incontinence is more common in spayed females, but leaky plumbing can affect dogs of both sexes. It also has lots of different causes, treatment & management options. For example, your old dog might […]

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Diabetes in Older Dogs

Most often, diabetes in older dogs is identified as Diabetes Mellitus, and happens because your dog’s pancreas becomes unable to produce enough insulin to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Dog diabetes is similar to human […]

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Arthritis In Older Dogs

Arthritis in older dogs is a very common problem, in fact research indicates that approx. 60% of dogs over the age of seven are likely to develop arthritic symptoms as they continue to age. That’s […]