As your dog gets older, a lot of health problems can occur, hip and joint problems, arthritis, hearing loss, etc. In fact, after the age of ten, your dog’s organs begin to wear out. Are there ways to help care for your dog’s organs in their golden years? Keep reading to find out some interesting facts about your dog’s organs and how to care for them!
Whether you believe it or not, heart disease is one of the most common problems for older dogs. If you are seeing any of the following signs in your pet, you can let your veterinarian know as soon as possible: tired, lack of energy, reduced ability to exercise, difficulty breathing, restlessness, frequent coughing. Like us, preventative measures are key. To get started, give your older dog a quality diet. Don’t forget to make sure they get enough exercise. And finally, take your dogs to the vet for yearly checkups.
The liver is responsible for many things. Liver disease is listed in the top five causes of deaths in senior dogs. This statistic may be because liver damage is difficult to determine because many of the symptoms are similar to other issues affecting your dog. Be sure to take your dogs to the vet if they have any of these signs: vomiting and diarrhoea, weight loss, jaundice (yellowing eyes, ears, or gums).
Antifreeze is one of the most common toxins that causes kidney failure in dogs. When the kidneys are no longer able to filter out toxins from your dog’s bloodstream, they go into failure.
What Can You Do to Help Your Dog’s Organs as They Age?
A diet for weight management, daily exercise, quality sleep at night is the easiest way to care for your dogs. Also, if you want more information, take a look at an infographic on 15 Fun Facts About Your Dog’s Organs & How to Care for Them from CyberPet.