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Hearing Loss in Senior Pets - No. 3 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

Overview - Dogs Hearing loss is one of the most common problems affecting senior pets. Through the years, most pet owners have experienced incidences where their pets ignored them. In reality, this behavior occurs quite often in cats and can be a characteristic of certain dog breeds. Given these facts, it may be challenging to determine if our pets have hearing loss or if they ar...
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Failing Vision in Senior Pets - No. 2 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

VISION LOSS IN OLDER DOGS Older dogs, just like older people tend to develop eye problems as they age. The most common eye problems of old dogs are cataracts, glaucoma and nuclear sclerosis. Blindness can develop from the first two conditions, and from retinal degeneration with age. Signs that your dog is losing his eyesight are often quite obvious. He might bump into walls or furnit...
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Behavior Changes in Older Dogs - No. 1 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

  The famous American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “All diseases run into one — old age.” This statement applies to pets as well as people. It’s important for pet owners to understand that our pets age faster than we do. Although there is no perfectly accurate human-to-dog or human-to-cat age comparison, it’s often startling for us t...
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