Caring for your Senior Dog

Regular health checks are important for all dogs, but they become increasingly important as your dog gets older. Just like humans, as your dog gets older they could start to experience health issues. We’ve got advice on some of the more common conditions that can cause problems for older dogs.

Quite often, the change in behaviour is very slight and you may not notice it. Add to the fact that many dogs hide their pain and it could be some time before you notice that there’s a problem.

Regular health checks are an ideal opportunity for your vet to give your dog a nose-to-tail check and carry-out any tests that they feel are necessary. Read on for our senior dog care advice.

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Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis can affect dogs at any age, but it usually occurs as they get older. Learn how to spot the signs and adapt your care.

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Blood Pressure in Dogs

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from issues with their blood pressure. In fact, high blood pressure occurs in up to 10% of dogs, so it’s important to know the causes, the signs, and how it can be treated.

Senior Dog Healthcare Plan

Our Medivet Healthcare Plan is a good way to budget for additional costs that may arise. The Senior element of the plan covers an annual blood test as well as six-monthly blood pressure checks.

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Heart Disease in Dogs

Heart disease affects up to 15% of UK dogs. Find out more about the effects and the symptoms to look out for.

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Protecting your dog from diabetes

Diabetes affects dogs as they get older. Learn more about the disease and what you can do to try and prevent it or how you can support your dog if they already have it.

For advice on the health of your pet, speak to your local Medivet practice.

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