Recognizing age-related changes and signs of illness in senior pets

09/15/2011 | Gazette Newspapers (Long Beach, Calif.)

Veterinarian Greg Perrault explains that aging pets undergo normal changes including increased tiredness and hearing and vision loss, but other differences in a pets' behavior could indicate serious illness. These include lethargy, weight changes, bad breath and increased drinking and urination, among others. Dr. Perrault recommends following the AVMA's guidelines to have senior pets examined by a veterinarian every six months in order to detect any signs of illness.

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