Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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Your pet's annual veterinary check-up will include a total physical exam: checking all over for problems that you may not have noticed yet. We also screen our senior pets for common ailments like diabetes and low thyroid levels. Checking the teeth and gums for dental tartar and gingivitis is routine because even with tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian may be necessary. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect.
It's a good idea to keep a medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the veterinarian, but also note things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of changes in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with appetite, diet, and any other changes that occur. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. Some seemingly unrelated occurrences may actually be signs of a problem, and may indicate the need for medical tests.
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