Sunday, September 20, 2015

How Seniors Behave

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.