Dogs getting old is pretty much the same to people getting old, which is something that most dog owners aren’t aware of. That means that as your dog gets older, he or she will need regular visits to the veterinarian to see if everything is OK as far as health goes.
Old dogs need regular veterinarian visits
People who are dog owners for a long time, and who don’t think that they don’t need to take their aging dogs to the vet for a checkup should think again. Dogs have been known to not show any signs of illness, even when they are sick. They in fact even hide their pain, just like humans who are stubborn to see a doctor. They aren’t really that much different from us in this regard.
Dogs who are approaching 10 years of age, or who are already older than that should be taken to the wet at least once a year, to do a physical. Do this even if they aren’t showing any kind of signs of health issues. This will make sure that the dog isn’t experiencing any kind of hidden illness which could cause a shorter lifespan than usual. That’s it for me, for now. Until next time, all the best.