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Protecting Your Dog From Diabetes

You may be surprised and disheartened if you learn that your dog has diabetes. But with proper care, your beloved pup can live a long and healthy life. There’s little or no evidence to suggest that dogs get Type 2 diabetes, although cats can. Dogs can and do develop Type 1 diabetes. Just like in human beings, this form of the condition is marked by a lack of insulin, the hormone that keeps blood sugar in check. When an animal or human has diabetes, their muscles have trouble converting glucose into energy. An excess of glucose builds up in the

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Como Cuidar De Un Perro Mayor

Los perros mayores son a menudo ignorados ​​en los refugios por aquellos que eligen la próxima generación de cachorros juguetones y traviesos. Pero, si eres el Líder de la Manada de un perro en sus años dorados sabes que eso es una lástima, porque los perros más viejos todavía tienen mucho amor para dar y aún tienen mucha personalidad y ánimo, mismo que no tengan tanta energía como cuando eran más jóvenes. Los perros mayores también suelen requerir menos ejercicio, sufren menos problemas de comportamiento y vienen a ti ya adiestrados para ir al baño afuera. Por estas razones, son

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In Praise Of Senior Dogs

Humans can’t join AARP until they’re 50 and really aren’t considered senior citizens until their 60s, but for dogs most breeds are considered seniors once they reach eight years of age. As with all things related to dogs aging, this number is a bit lower for larger dogs and a bit higher for smaller dogs. If we take the proper steps to keep our senior dogs healthy, they can remain active and happy well into the equivalent of their 80s or 90s. This is a wonderful thing, because senior dogs also tend to be calmer and mellower, and less likely

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Daddy’s Senior Moments

When we interviewed Cesar about Daddy’s senior years, his deep emotional bond with this 14 year-old Pit Bull was apparent. He shared thoughts on Daddy’s current physical health, Junior’s impact on his mental health, details on his very special way to roll in the grass, and how he himself copes with Daddy’s aging. Daddy is having more and more senior moments. He sometimes has trouble getting up, has to take bathroom breaks a little more often, and doesn’t take the cold as well as he used to. He can’t hear well, which is something that’s been happening for a while.

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7 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Dog

According to most veterinarians, a dog falls into the “senior” category around age seven. The size of a dog, however, affects this categorization. Smaller dogs mature slower and become seniors later in life than larger dogs. Animal shelters are filled with healthy and active senior dogs that are in need of a home. When you’re thinking about picking up a dog from your local shelter, don’t look past the older dogs. They make great pets for a number of reasons. 1. Senior dogs at shelters need homes just as badly as younger dogs. Many older dogs were once owned and

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If Your Dog Is Going Blind Or Deaf…

When a dog gets old, it may begin to lose its eyesight and ability to hear. While this may be traumatic for you to witness, it is much more stressful on the dog. Imagine suddenly not being able to hear familiar noises, find things around the house, or see who is approaching you. While losing its vision or hearing does make things more difficult for a dog, with a little help, it can adjust to its altered lifestyle rather quickly. Here are some tips on how to prepare for a dog that is losing its eyesight and/or hearing ability: Signs

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Caring For A Senior Dog

Senior dogs are often overlooked at rescues and shelters in favor of the next generation of bouncy, yappy puppies. But if you’re a pack leader to a pup in his golden years, you know that’s a shame, because older dogs still have a lot of love to give — and they can still have lots of personality and spunk even if they don’t have as much energy as they did in their younger years. Senior dogs also typically require less exercise, suffer from fewer behavioral issues, and come to you already potty trained. For these reasons, they are a particularly

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What You Need To Know About The Dog Prostate

The prostate is a gland that’s part of the reproductive system in many mammals, including humans and dogs, but did you know that almost all intact male dogs display prostate enlargement as they age? Many neutered dogs may as well. Fortunately, prostate enlargement in dogs does not necessarily pose a problem by itself, but it is an issue that you must keep an eye on as your dog gets older. Here are some other conditions to be aware of. Common issues of the dog prostate Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) This is the simple enlargement of your dog’s prostate. Typically, there

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Exercising Senior Dogs

I get lot of questions about how the fulfillment formula – Exercise, Discipline, then Affection – changes as dogs age and don’t require as much physical activity and energy draining. Here are some tips to keep in mind as your dog enters his senior years. I always stress how important it is to get a dog that fits your energy level and lifestyle, but at some point, even the highest energy dogs that are in great health will slow down as they enter their senior years. Nothing is more important than prevention, so it’s important that throughout your dog’s life,

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