As dogs begin to age and time takes its toll, they become more susceptible to old dog health problems.
Senior dog health problems can be numerous and can depend on a number of factors such as genetic and lifestyle factors. This, of course, is just the same as with us human beings!
A much bigger range of age related disorders are now diagnosed in dogs than ever before due to them living longer than ever before. Old dog health problems can occur quickly but more than not they occur slowly over time.
Becoming aware of any potential future problems and how to treat them can make a big difference. At best this knowledge can help prevent some problems and at worst make your dog as comfortable as they can be with their condition.
In this section I have attempted to provide information on senior dog health problems.
Senior dogs can of course suffer from any other illness which can affect any dogs at any age, but for the purposes of this site I have focused on the problems which can be more common in older dogs. Please remember this is just a guide and if in doubt then always contact your veterinary surgery.
The following is a list of more common senior dog health problems.
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