Sunday, September 20, 2015
When dogs reach senior status, expect physicial and behavioral changes.
Listed are elder issues:
. House soiling
. Change in elimination patterns
. Decreases/change in interactions with other pets.
. Onset of aggression in a normally non aggressive dog
. Disorientation and /or poor problem solving
(getting stuck behind doors)
. Changes in sleep patterns
. Changes in vocalization
. Onset of novel phobias
Some veterinarians and researchers suggest medications, diets, supplements and behavioral or environment interventions can help aging dogs to improve their quality of life.