Diseases of the Aging

Musculoskeletal Disease

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As animals age, they lose muscle mass and begin to experience degeneration of cartilage. As in people, arthritis is a common problem. Pets with arthritis suffer pain and decreased [...]

Endocrine Diseases

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Older animals are at risk for the development of thyroid diseases, diabetes, and adrenal gland disorders. Recommendation: Have your older pet examined twice a year. Early detection of these [...]

Reproductive System

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If your dog was not spayed or neutered earlier in life, problems may occur as he/she gets older. Intact females are prone to infections in the uterus and cancer [...]

Tooth & Gum Disease

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Severe tooth and gum disease can cause your pet to go off their food and may cause an infection that can spread to the rest of the body. Teeth [...]

Kidney Problems

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The first sign of kidney problems may be a pet that drinks more and urinates more. The pet may lose its appetite, vomit or become sluggish. Older animals have [...]

Heart & Lungs

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Older pets are more likely to develop heart murmurs and lung problems. They may cough, wheeze, pant more and seem short of breath with activity. Recommendation: Twice yearly examinations [...]

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