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Why should my senior dog have regular senior wellness check-ups?

Posted by Vetcall on 31 May 2013

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Dogs age at five to seven years for every human year and are considered ‘senior’ at about seven years of age. Generally small breeds of dogs live longer than larger breeds.  Some small dog breeds are considered senior at about 10 years of age, while giant breeds are classified as seniors as young as five.    Dogs are very good at hiding early signs of age-related disease and it can be very difficult for both owners and veterinarians to detect early signs of disease.  Many treatable or preventable diseases may have no observable signs early in their course and by the time a change is noticed, the disease may be quite...

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