• Sep 16, 2019
"Old dogs are convenient to

as old footwear.

They are a little shabby and used up by

at the edges,

but do not press anywhere".

of Bonnie Wilcox

Unfortunately do not spare years our loyal friends, and they grow old much quicker, than we would like that. I am an owner of such elderly dog. It would seem, once young and quick dog begins to get up heavier in the mornings, to walk less. Sleeps more and more, but does not frolic. Even the look changes, it becomes much wiser and deeper …
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As it is correct to look after an elderly dog

U you behind shoulders is already a lot of years of joint mutual friendship and devotion, also you should not forget that elderly dogs need special approach and leaving. Large breeds grow old small breeds much earlier, and in your forces to make an old age of your pet is lighter and it is more joyful. Also It should be noted that in most cases the term of life sterilized and castrated is much higher than animals, than unsterilized. They have less than the probability of development oncological diseases, they are not subject to hormonal failures.

Routine inspection of an elderly dog

First of all we will talk about routine inspections : it is desirable for elderly dogs to carry out them much more often than to young people. It is desirable to do it three-four times a year. Routine inspection of an elderly dog differs in nothing from routine inspection of a young dog. The majority of dogs, especially large breeds, at advanced age have diseases of the musculoskeletal device, and it should pay special attention. Two times a year should be shown your pet to the orthopedic surgeon.

Internals of the aging dog

Is charming watch a cardiovascular system, a liver and an urinary system. It is important to monitor changes of indicators of the general and biochemical blood test. Dynamics can be seen, having compared new results of analyses of your pet to earlier. Also it is worth to remember to carry out two times a year ultrasonography diagnostics of an abdominal cavity. It allows to observe and estimate a functional condition of internals.
If you noticed unusual changes in behavior of your aging pet, immediately address the veterinarian.
 sennenhund of a photo
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Vaccination of an elderly dog

As well as in youth, the aging dog needs planned vaccination and expulsion of helminths. But in case of an elderly dog even expulsion of helminths needs to be carried out under control of the expert. The veterinarian can cancel vaccination or expulsion of helminths, proceeding also results of analyses and the held diagnostic events.
the Idea about what to dogs after 9 years is not done by inoculations is the myth.

Teeth of an elderly dog

At elderly dogs often spoil teeth therefore it is necessary to perform inspection of a mouth and toothbrushing regularly. With it you can be helped by the stomatologist. Even young dogs quite often have such diseases as growth of a scale and periodontosis. It can lead to growth of pathogenic microflora, an unpleasant smell, inflammation and loss of teeth.

Food of an elderly dog

Also surely you watch food of your favourite. Often elderly dogs are inclined to obesity that gives additional load of joints. The diet has to be balanced, correspond to age and physical activity. Surely it is necessary to enter vitamin and mineral additives for elderly dogs. But it is correct to pick up a diet and various additives to you only the veterinarian can help.
do not change a diet spontaneously and do not appoint to a dog any medicines. Address the veterinarian.
Remember that any changes are a stress — that for a young dog passes imperceptibly, for elderly can turn back unpleasant, and sometimes and serious consequences.
 the old dog lies on the earth

Wool of the aging pet

changes also a wool cover of a dog and also skin fermentation With age. Wool to become more dim and fragile, the molt amplifies. There can be an unpleasant smell and a dermatosis of various character. Daily examine an integument of a dog on existence of reddenings and consolidations — elderly dogs are inclined to emergence of new growths. It is regularly necessary to comb out and bathe a dog according to recommendations for this breed.

Physical activity for an elderly dog

you are not angry if the dog ceases to be in time for you on walk. Now you should adapt to its speed. Do not overload a dog. Physical activities have to be reasonable and proceed from opportunities and needs of your elderly partner. If you doubt, it is better to consult to the professional.
Avoid long trips and sharp changes of climate — all this will become the strongest a stress factors for the growing old organism. And as is well-known, the stress is pernicious. Also try to avoid overheating and overcooling — at old animals thermal control is broken. Overheating can provoke a stroke, a heart attack.
Avoid injury-causing situations as any expeditious manipulations are connected with risk because of an anesthesia. The anesthesia has to be applied only in that case when in it there is a vital need and not to do without it at all.
the Anaesthesia for an elderly dog is used only in case the risk for life of an animal is much higher, than risk of side effect of an anesthesia.
Main to remember that in due time revealed disease is treated much more simply, than in the started stage. Do not wait when it becomes bad, and do not feel sorry for time and forces to address the expert at the first symptoms which guarded you.
our pets for the life brought
to us are bright also the pleasant moments much, let's make their old age worthy.

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