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Senior Care Health Check

If your senior dog is experiencing one or more of the following signs, be sure to set up an appointment for an exam. What may look like simple aging could be a manageable health condition.

  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Difficulty jumping up
  • Increased stiffness or limping
  • Loss of housetraining
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Changes in activity level
  • Excessive panting
  • Circling/repetitive movements
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Persistent vocalization
  • Less interaction with family
  • Decreased responsiveness
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Skin and haircoat changes
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Less enthusiastic greeting or behavior
  • Altered appetite
  • Weight change
  • Other