Saturday, August 17, 2013

Celebrating Senior Pets Together with BlogPaws

We are celebrating Senior Pets along with BlogPaws!

Chloe is now nine years old and LadyBug is now eight. It worries me a great deal.

Many illnesses that commonly plague senior pets are obvious even to the untrained eye. It is very important that we all monitor changes in our pet's health between vet visits. It is a good idea to call your vet if you notice any of these signs...

Incontinence (sometimes older pets begin having accidents in the house)
Lumps or bumps that you may not have noticed before
Constipation or diarrhea
Shortness of breath
Coughing
Weakness
Unusual discharges
Changes in appetite, water intake, or urination
Stiffness or limping
Increased vocalization
Uncharacteristic aggression or other behavioral changes

Even changes in your pet’s weight may be an early sign of an underlying disease. Weight management can sometimes be a factor in your pet’s health.




8 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Don't worry. Our Pip is now 16 plus (she is a rescue so not quite sure ). She does OK. We just take it a day at a time now. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Mitch and Molly said...

What a great post, girls! We love our Seniors!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Ron said...

Jeanne, for nine and eight years old, Chloe and Lady Bug look wonderful - like puppies. I can tell you take very good care of them!

Have a super weekend!

X to you and the girlz!

Cloudia said...

Thank you for posting this!!!!



ALOHA from Honolulu
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chicamom85 said...

Excellent information!


Loveys Sasha

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Good post. With a senior dog in our home, we are well aware of a lot of these issues and unfortunately are dealing with some of them. But best to be informed.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

BeadedTail said...

You two girls look very young and spry to us! Thanks for the information!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Celebrating seniors is very impawrtant
Snorts
Benny & Lily