Everyone gets old – dogs included. When your dog begins showing signs of aging, you should make sure to provide them with extra care. Here are 8 signs of aging in dogs.
- Bad Breath. Sure, no dog has minty fresh breath. But especially foul smells can indicate tooth decay from age.
- Accidents. Even the most well-trained dog may begin to lose control of their bladder as they age, making them more likely to have accidents.
- More Sleeping. While dogs of all ages nap a lot, senior dogs, due to lower energy, are likely to spend more time than they used to snoozing.
- Slowness. A dog that is slowing down, whether in terms of movement, eating, or greeting loved ones, may be suffering pain from arthritis or other senior dog conditions.
- Hair Issues. In your dog’s coat thinning or falling out? This could be due to a condition that is more prevalent in older dogs.
- Weight Gain. Older dogs have slower metabolisms, so they’re likely to put on some weight if you don’t adjust their diet accordingly.
- Lack Of Response. If your dog takes longer to come when called, or just doesn’t come at all, the may be in pain due to arthritis or a similar condition.
- Cloudy Eyes. Vision problems become more common as dogs grow older.
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