As we see our dogs age, we slowly adjust to their changes in behavior. We often don’t notice the subtle slow-downs when out walking or the fatigue that comes after one lap around the park. Often, we don’t realize that our dog has lost muscle mass or is having trouble hearing.
This is normal. All too often owners of senior dogs feel guilty when they realize that they’ve missed symptoms of disease or other problems – assuming these changes were just normal parts of getting older. While we don’t want you becoming hyper-aware of how your dog is or isn’t behaving, it is important to know the signs of aging and warning symptoms in senior dogs.
As always, do consult your veterinarian for an expert professional opinion. Never undertake any sudden changes in your dog’s food, exercise, or medication without consulting with your veterinarian. Read more