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Seniors with Arthritis

Arthritis, Arthritis-the dreaded stiffness in joints that seniors experience as they age.I certainly have noticed that getting up in the morning is a delicate, slow,  maneuver . What is arthritis and can it be prevented? Arthritis,or inflammation of the joints is a common problem, especially with large breeds, like the pointer. Arthritis can result in injury, infection, immune disorder, or simply wear and tear over the years.  Arthritis occurs when...

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Facing Cancer: Your Older Dog’s Pain

Your dog may appear to be healthy, but you can never really be 100% sure, can you? According to studies, 22% of dogs appear healthy but are stricken by some form of illness. This is where diagnostic and screening tests, like blood panels and x-rays, come in. With the help of x-rays and radiographs, the patient can be diagnosed for older dogs cancer. When going for a veterinary visit, check...

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Addressing older dog’s obesity

There comes a time when you have to face the truth: your dog is overweight. For older dogs, the realization should come sooner than later, because your dog’s health is at primary risk. Cancer, fatigue, heart disease—all these are problems that your older buddy might encounter just because of older dogs obesity. So how do you address obesity in your senior pet once and for all, before these health problems...

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Should age factor in treating older dogs cancer?

If your older buddy is advanced in age and suddenly diagnosed with cancer, should you move forward with the treatment, or should you simply let go for fear that your dog might not be able to withstand such an extensive and rigorous treatment option? Older dogs cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death for around 50% of senior dogs, may be a tough enemy to overcome, but...

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Dealing with older dogs cancer

There’s no disease more dreadful—both for humans and dogs—than cancer. How do you deal with this complex disease, especially when it comes to older dogs cancer? First, you have to identify the tumor is benign or malignant. Benign tumors are not necessarily cancerous and won’t spread to other parts of the body. All that needs to be done is removal through surgery. Malignant tumors, on the other hand, are cancers...

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8 Tips for Achieving Optimum Senior Dogs Health

Dental diseases, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases are some of the problems your fur buddy might suffer upon growing old. How do you deal with these senior dogs health problems? The most important thing for  you to remember is that you’re not alone. Many senior dog owners have the same problems but chose not to give up—just as you shouldn’t. Here are some tips to help you and your senior...

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5 Main Health Issues For Your Older Dog

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el0E0Pb2A54 As your dog gets older, you want to step up your visits to the vet in order to help you dog live a long and healthy life with you.  There are five main issues that you want to be aware of that can affect most older dogs.  They are as follows: Dental disease Cancer Diabetes Liver and kidney issues Thyroid problems Know that you are the best gauge of...

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Dealing With Your Dog’s Arthritis

As arthritis is most prevalent among older dogs, you might not realize that your dog is already suffering from this chronic pain condition. It is caused by a variety of reasons—from genetics to the lack of physical activity during your dog’s earlier years. Just like humans, arthritis is also caused by the wear and tear of the joints over time. You may notice that as your dog gets older, they...

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Older Dogs Diabetes: Risks, Complications, Treatment and Monitoring (Part II)

One of the most common endocrine-related diseases which affects middle-aged to senior dogs is diabetes. It occurs rarely with younger dogs who are less than a year older, and is more common with females and neutered males rather than intact males. Known Risks Some dogs with a specific breed are speculated by researchers to have a higher risk in getting diabetes due to genetic reasons. Siberian Huskies, Bichon Frise, Fox...

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Older Dogs Diabetes: Facts, Symptoms and Diagnosis (Part I)

Regardless of age, diabetes does not choose its carrier. In America alone, both children and adults are diagnosed with diabetes often. It may seem as a big surprise to some people, but pets are also susceptible to diabetes. The rate of diabetes among household pets in America has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, at least one out of every 160 dogs are suffering from diabetes. While some humans...

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Canine massage, one of the most effective senior dog treatments

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTP_zNjax2I Muscle spasms are a problem encountered by most older dogs—a problem that can be addressed by massage therapy, one of the most popular alternative senior dog treatments. You don’t have to be a certified therapist to help relieve your old buddy’s muscle spasms. In fact, this video here shows a pretty accurate and easy-to-follow procedure on how to perform canine massage. Safety is a top concern—make sure your fur...

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Carry your dog around with a sling-style dog carrier

For senior dogs with arthritis, muscle degeneration, hip dysplasia, or even if your dog is so sick or overweight that he can’t even move around on his own, you might need to give an extra hand for helping your old buddy move around. This is where a sling-style dog carrier like ComfortLift Carrier can be of help. Caring for an older dog would be much easier if you use one....

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