Liver Problems in Old Dogs

Liver Problems in Old Dogs

This post looks at liver problems in old dogs and how to adopt a holistic approach to treating liver disease in dogs. The liver handles lots of different tasks – from detoxifying wastes and cleansing the blood, metabolizing nutrients (fat...

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Old Dog Heart Failure

Old Dog Heart Failure

Heart attacks in dogs are rare, but old dog heart failure is not. In fact, congestive heart failure (CHF) in older dogs is rather prevalent, affecting dogs around 7 to 8 years or older. Like kidney failure, congestive heart failure is not a...

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Old Dog Coughing

Old Dog Coughing

Is your pawsome old dog coughing? Trying to find out what may be the cause? Understand that coughing is not a disease in itself. It is just a symptom caused by some other problems, most of which are health issues. This post is about some common...

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Canine Cushing’s Disease

Canine Cushing’s Disease

Did you know that every year in the United States, about 100,000 dogs receive the diagnosis of Cushing’s disease? Among these dogs, a majority of them are middle-aged and old dogs. So I wanted to write a detailed post on this disease...

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Dog Kidney Failure

Dog Kidney Failure

So I thought it would be helpful to dog parents if I did a detailed article on kidney failure in dogs. This article covers the following topics: What is Dog Kidney Failure Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs How to...

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Dog Arthritis Medications

Dog Arthritis Medications

Dog arthritis medications, if used carefully and strategically, can bring relief of joint pain and discomfort to our old dogs. This is Part 5 of my “Ultimate Dog Parents’ Guide to Arthritis in Old Dogs”. 
In this post, we are going to look at...

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Arthritis in Old Dogs

Arthritis in Old Dogs

Arthritis in old dogs is one of the main causes of lameness and joint pain in dogs. It affects about 80 percent of dogs who are 8 years old or older. In this and several other posts to come, you will find an ultimate dog parents’ guide to...

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Dog Joint Pain

Dog Joint Pain

Dog joint pain is common, especially in older dogs, and is often caused by osteoarthritis. But sometimes joint pain in dogs can be caused by other health issues (e.g. hypothyroidism), so if your dog shows signs of joint pain, be sure to get a...

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Dog In Pain

Dog In Pain

Is your old dog in pain? How can you tell one way or the other? As we age, we are more prone to aches and pains in the body. So are our dogs. As dogs get older, it’s more likely for them to develop health issues, some of which can cause pain –...

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Weight Gain in Old Dogs

Weight Gain in Old Dogs

Introduction Sudden weight gain in old dogs could be alarming, as it could be caused by an underlying health issue. So, if your older dog has recently put on some weight, try to find out what causes the gain in weight and do something about it!...

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Old Dog Seizure

Old Dog Seizure

Witnessing an episode of old dog seizure could be scary and traumatic. Seizures can happen to all dogs, of course, but in older dogs, the causes are usually more severe. In particular, if your old dog suddenly has episodes of seizures, take her...

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Old Dog Not Eating

Old Dog Not Eating

Is your old dog not eating as eagerly lately? Worried and frustrated that your pawsome oldie is showing less interest in her food? I guess most dog parents would agree that dogs live for FOOD. At least mine did. Even at her ripe old age of 15...

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